Brad Paisley—busy celebrating last week’s No. 1 country debut of his album American Saturday Night—will be the first country artist featured on the MySpace Music Feed. The exclusive interview, in which Paisley talks about his new project and the creative thread flowing through his family, is online now and viewable here. The album’s chart-topping first single, “Then,” has now earned RIAA Gold Digital Single certification, representing sales of 500,000 downloads. The second single, “Welcome to the Future,” impacts country radio today.
Kenny Chesney will perform on Good Morning America’s “Summer Concert Series,” on Aug. 14. He’ll swing by Central Park in the Big Apple for the show while en route to his fifth straight SRO concert at the New England Patriots’ Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Chesney is in the midst of his Corona Extra sponsored Sun City Carnival which will play 12 stadiums, as well as arenas and amphitheatres. He is on his way to selling over a million tickets for the eighth summer in a row.
Trace Adkins was the celebrity volunteer on Friday’s (7/10) episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He traveled to Lancaster, Texas, to meet Carlton Marshall who lost most of his mobility and all of his hearing after being shot while leading a Dallas Police Department SWAT team. Carlton and his wife Susan, a homicide detective, will have their home rebuilt in seven days, solving structural and accessibility issues.