Brad Paisley will be taking his highly successful “Country Nation College Tour” presented by Zaxby’s to the University of Mississippi on Sunday, January 24 as part of grand-opening festivities for the Pavilion at Ole Miss.
Admission will be free with seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. Floor seating will be reserved for Ole Miss students. Ole Miss will become the 10th IMG College-partner school to welcome Paisley this school year, following capacity-crowd performances and free entertainment for the campus community at nine IMG College partner universities. More details will be announced soon!
We are thrilled to have Brad Paisley as the first ever concert performance at the Pavilion at Ole Miss,” said Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork. “From the onset of arena planning, we knew the Pavilion had to capitalize on our community’s love of music and be a true multipurpose facility that would attract world-renowned artists like Brad. Thanks to our partner IMG College for making this a reality.”
Paisley’s current single “Country Nation,” is in the top 20 on the country airplay charts and is the newest single from his chart-topping album, “Moonshine in the Trunk“ album. “Country Nation” was written by Paisley and his longtime collaborators Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace. A celebration of the blue-collar spirit and America’s passion for sports, the song weaves-in a shout-out to 18 college sports mascots.
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,” said Zaxby’s CEO and co-founder Zach McLeroy. “We’ve been involved with college sports for a long time—Zaxby’s was, after all, started in a college town,” he said. “But we amped it up this football and basketball season by partnering with 30 Division I colleges throughout our footprint. We’ve been excited to play a role in something that means so much to so many.”
In support of his current hit, “Country Nation,” Paisley recently completed his “Country Nation College Tour” presented by Zaxby’s, which included various stops at college campuses around the U.S. On January 21, he’ll launch the 2016 winter leg of his highly successful “Crushin’ It World Tour“, continuing across the U.S. and Canada during the winter months with special guests Eric Paslay and Cam.