Brad Paisley will time his fall Country Nation College Tour to coincide with the start of the NCAA college football season, playing free shows on the campuses of IMG College partners. Paisley originally launched the tour – named after his college team-referencing hit single – in 2015 and drew over 120,000 fans in the process.
The Country Nation College Tour will get underway in Orlando, Florida on September 4th when the Ole Miss Rebels take on the Florida State Seminoles in the Camping World Kickoff Game. The 2015 edition of the tour visited Virginia Tech, the University of Texas, Baylor University and the University of Arkansas, among others.
So far only three dates have been announced for the 2016 trek, including a September 9th show at West Virginia University ahead of the Mountaineers’ game against Youngstown State on September 10th. A few days later, Paisley will perform at the Ohio State University in Columbus, though the Buckeyes will be away visiting the University of Oklahoma that weekend.
Paisley also has numerous amphitheater dates left on his Life Amplified tour, which includes guests Maddie and Tae and Tyler Farr. This weekend, the tour visits Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, Ontario and Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, New York on August 18th and 19th. Other stops include PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina and Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh. Paisley is also set to make appearances at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Florida on September 2nd and the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas on October 1st.
Paisley’s current single is “Without a Fight,” featuring pop singer Demi Lovato, which will appear on the country artist’s forthcoming full-length album.