Brad Paisley Teams With IMG College, Zaxby’s For Tour

Brad Paisley

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Brad Paisley has announced the Country Nation College Tour Presented by Zaxby’s. He will take his show on the road to select IMG College partner universities to provide free entertainment for the campus community. IMG College, serving more than 200 universities nationwide, is a division of WME | IMG, which also represents Paisley and brokered the college tour deal.

The first show is scheduled for Sept. 6 at the Virginia Tech campus is Blacksburg, Va. Eric Paslay will open the show on this date.

The Country Nation College Tour Presented by Zaxby’s will also see Paisley play on Sept. 10 at the University of Texas with Pat Green, on Sept. 11 at Baylor University and Sept. 12 at The University of Arkansas. Both the Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 shows will include special guest duo The Raging Idiots, which features Bobby Bones and Eddie from iHeartMedia’s national country radio program The Bobby Bones Show.

“Music and sports are passions of so many people—Zaxby’s included—and we couldn’t think of a better way to unite the two this fall,” said Zaxby’s CEO and co-founder Zach McLeroy. “We’re even more passionate about the guests and communities we serve, and this sponsorship is a perfect opportunity for us to give back to our fans.”

The tour is named after Paisley next single, “Country Nation,” from his current album Moonshine in the Trunk.  The tune, penned by Paisley and longtime collaborators Kelley Lovelace and Chris DuBois, manages to include shout outs to 18 college sports mascots. “Country Nation”  will be shipped to country radio on Aug. 31 with an airplay impact date of Sept. 14.

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