Brad Paisley kicks off "Beat This Summer Tour" with CMT award nods
Country superstar Brad Paisley is heading out on the first leg of "Beat This Summer Tour" with two CMT Music Awards nominations under his belt.
Paisley begins the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store-sponsored domestic outing tonight (5/9) in St. Louis, MO, followed by stops in 28 major markets. The summer roadwork features a couple of festival appearances, along with two Canadian stops slated for May 31 in Toronto and Aug. 16 in Mission, British Columbia.
Opening support for the majority of the trek will be provided by Chris Young and Lee Brice.
Earlier this week, Paisley earned two CMT Music Award nominations: one for Video of the Year for "Southern Comfort Zone" and another for Collaborative Video of the Year for "Rocky Mountain Way" with Joe Walsh from "CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh & Friends."
Fans can vote now through June 2 via the CMT website.
Paisley's road trip is supporting his April release, "Wheelhouse," which marks his ninth studio album. The 17-track set, which Paisley co-wrote and produced, features the Top 10 country track "Southern Comfort Zone," as well as "Beat This Summer," which he co-wrote with Chris DuBois and Luke Laird.
9 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
11 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
16 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
17 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
18 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre
31 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
1 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
2 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
7 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
21 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
22 - Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre
23 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
28 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live
29 - Washington, D.C. - Jiffy Lube Live
12 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
13 - Fort Loramie, OH - Country Concert at Hickory Hills Lake
20 - Twin Lakes, WI - Country Thunder
27 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
28 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
1 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
2 - Salt Lake City, UT - Usana Amphitheatre
16 - Mission, British Columbia - Rockin' River Festival
17 - Brownsville, OR - Willamette Country Music Festival
22 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
23 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
24 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre