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BRAD PAISLEY ANNOUNCES 2012 TOUR
“The Camobunga! 2012 World Tour” presented by Chevy
 
With Special Guests The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery
 
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 19, 2011)  After recently wrapping his highly successful 2011 tour Brad Paisley has announced his tour for next year – “The Camobunga! 2012 World Tour” presented by Chevy. The tour kicks-off Jan. 12 in Grand Rapids, MI with special guests The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery. 
 
Paisley’s explanation on how he arrived at the tour name: 
Camobunga :n; : //kam,bunga/ -  The name of a live musical tour experience. A mind blowing blend of country, fiery 60's surf guitar acrobatics, futuristic special effects, retro heart and soul, and mind altering liquid beverages. The spirit of the deep woods meets the breakneck excitement of the California coast. 

Etymology of the word Camobunga :
camouflage - N: /kamfläZH/ -fabric w/ splotches of green, brown, black & tan, meant to make the wearer of this pattern hard to distinguish from the background;(or possibly stand out as a redneck). And Brad Paisley's latest single.
cowabunga
(exclamation): Originated as a greeting by Chief Thunderthud on the 50's cowboy puppet tv program "The Howdy Doody Show", was later adopted by surfers in the 60's.”
 
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and Grand Ole Opry member Brad Paisley is a consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMYs, 14 Country Music Association Awards and 14 Academy of Country Music Awards.  He has placed 20 singles at the top of the charts, the latest a duet with Carrie Underwood, “Remind Me.” Paisley’s current album, This Is Country Music, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and is Paisley’s sixth consecutive studio album to debut as the nation’s country best-seller.  Diary of a Player, Paisley’s first book, will be released Nov. 1, delving into how his musical heroes made a guitar man out of him.  He is currently nominated for five CMA Awards - Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist, Album of the Year (This Is Country Music), Music Event and Video ("Old Alabama" ) and will co-host “The 45thAnnual CMA Awards” with Carrie Underwood for the fourth consecutive year, live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 9th at 8:00-11:00 PM/ET on ABC.  
 
 
 
About The Band Perry
The Band Perry's "modern throwback" style combines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock, Gospel and Soul. As songwriters and musicians, their sound is distinct and rounded out by the rare magic of perfect three-part harmonies. Released in October 2010 by Republic Nashville, the self-titled debut album, THE BAND PERRY was certified Gold just four months after it arrived in stores and is now poised to go Platinum by the end of 2011. The album contains the Triple-Platinum, Grammy-nominated, #1 hit single, "If I Die Young"; the Gold-certified cheatin' anthem, "You Lie," which reached the #2 spot on Country Charts and their latest ballad, "All Your Life." Members of The Band Perry currently have five nominations for the upcoming 45th Annual CMA Awards, including Single of the YearVocal Group of the YearMusic Video of the Year and New Artist of the Year as well as a nom ination for Song of the Year for Kimberly Perry and they just picked up three American Music Award nods for Sprint New Artist of the Year, Favorite Country Band (Duo or Group) and Favorite Country Album as well as six American Country Awards for Artist of the Year: Duo or Group, Artist of the Year: New Artist, Single of the Year: Duo or Group - "You Lie," Single of the Year: New Artist - "You Lie," Music Video: Duo, Group or Collaboration - "You Lie" and Music Video: New Artist - "You Lie."  Previously, they won the CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year (June 2011), the “Best New Live Act” Award sponsored by Nationwide Insurance (June 2011), an ACM Award for New Duo or Group of the Year (April 2011) and the coveted ACM Award for New Artist of the Year (April 2011). TBP has also been nominated for Grammy, CMA, TEEN CHOICE and ACA awards. Th e Band Perry will perform on Dancing With The Stars on October 18 and have previously performed on theTODAY ShowThe ViewThe Ellen DeGeneres ShowThe Tonight Show with Jay LenoJimmy Kimmel Live! and have been profiled by E! NewsCNNExtraAccess Hollywood and Fox & Friends. The sibling trio toured with Tim McGraw throughout the summer, announced their own headlining dates as well as support dates for Keith Urban, Reba and Brad Paisley.
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About Scotty McCreery
Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope artist Scotty McCreery's debut album, Clear As Day, premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, earning the highest first-week album sales of any solo country artist this year. He is the only new country artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this year. The album contains his Top 15 hit, "I Love You This Big," which had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart for a new artist's first single since at least 1984, and his current hit, "The Trouble With Girls." He recently completed the successful American Idols Live! Tour, which Pollstar ranked as one of the nation's Top 15 tours. 
 
The 18-year-old high school senior from Garner, N.C., won Season Ten ofAmerican Idol in May, becoming the youngest male winner and only country male winner in the show's history. A record-breaking 122.4 million votes were cast for the final. The final show attracted 29.3 million viewers and 38.6 million people tuned in to see the winner's name announced.
 
Live Nation is the national tour promoter.  Log on to www.bradpaisley.comand www.livenation.com for on-sale and      up to date information on dates to be added.
 
 
 
 
2012 First Quarter Tour Dates:
January 12           Grand Rapids, MI                  Van Andel Arena
January 13           Milwaukee, WI                      Bradley Center
January 14           St. Paul, MN                          Xcel Energy Center
January 19           Kansas City, MO                   Sprint Center
January 20           Wichita, KS                           Intrust Bank Arena
January 21           Denver, CO                           Pepsi Center
January 26           Boise, ID                               Idaho Center
January 27           Salt Lake City, UT                 Maverik Center
January 28           Las Vegas,NV                      Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
February 9           Spokane, WA                        Spokane Arena
February 10          Eugene, OR                         Matthew Knight Arena                                                                        
February 11         Tacoma, WA                         Tacoma Dome
February 16         Lubbock, TX                         United Spirit Arena
February 17         Las Cruces, NM                    Pan AmericaCenter
February 23         Madison, WI                         Alliant Energy Center
February 24         Moline, IL                             iWireless Center                    
February 25         Springfield, MO                     JQH Arena
March 1               Baltimore, MD                     1st Mariner Arena
March 2               Knoxville, TN                       Thompson-Boling Arena
March 3               Lexington, KY                      Rupp Arena
 
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