BRAD PAISLEY TO LAUNCH SUMMER TOUR ON MAY 9 BEAT THIS SUMMER TOUR Presented By Cracker Barrel Special Guests Include Chris Young and Lee Brice NASHVILLE, Tenn. Brad Paisley announced the first leg of his highly anticipated 2013 tour, Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®. The tour kicks off in St. Louis, Mo. on May 9 and will hit over 29 cities in the United States and Canada during the summer months. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is the title sponsor of the tour. Special guests will be Chris Young and Lee Brice. More information and details of the tour will be announced soon. Paisley is proud to partner with Live Beyond by donating $1 from each ticket sale. Live Beyond is a Nashville nonprofit with a mission to provide medical care, clean water, nutritional support and development activities to impoverished communities in Haiti. Go to www.livebeyond.org for more information or to donate. “Teaming up with Brad Paisley for this tour is exciting for everyone at Cracker Barrel because he is one of the most highly-regarded modern-day entertainers, and his connection with country music fans, our brand, and our guests is such a phenomenal fit,” says Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “The tour integration itself is the largest we’ve ever launched as a brand, and we’re thrilled that the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program is helping to bring this amazing tour experience to thousands of fans." Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards including Entertainer of the Year for 2010, 3 ASCAP Country Music Songwriter/Artists awards and numerous other awards. He is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Since his first #1 single in 1999 he has placed 21 singles at the top of the charts, the latest being his current single “Southern Comfort Zone.” Paisley’s upcoming album, Wheelhouse, will be released on April 9. Paisley produced the album and wrote or co-wrote all of the tracks. His 2012 Virtual Reality World Tour played to over one million fans in the U.S. and Europe. About Chris Young: 2013 is off to a great start with Grammy nominated vocalist Chris Young continuing to accumulate more career milestones. Highlights include recent TV performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk, Katie, and the ACM Awards. He also added his fifth career topping single, PLATINUM and four GOLD RIAA certified singles, plus a GOLD album for his sophomore release, The Man I Want To Be to his accolades. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young, as described by Entertainment Weekly, clearly “has a long, lucrative future ahead of him.” For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit http://chrisyoungcountry.com/ and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic. About Lee Brice: Brice’s moving single “I Drive Your Truck” is the fastest moving single of his career, currently climbing the Top 15 at country radio. The new track follows two consecutive PLATINUM certified No. one hits “A Woman Like You” and “Hard To Love” off his sophomore release HARD 2 LOVE on Curb Records, which was named one of The New York Time’s Top 10 Albums of 2012 alongside artists including Frank Ocean, Kesha and Taylor Swift. iTunes also handpicked the album as part of their Best of 2012 feature as the “Top Country Breakthrough Album of the Year.” Brice recently received nominations for “New Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for “A Woman Like You” at the upcoming 48th Annual ACM Awards. For more information, visit www.leebrice.com. About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage…all at a fair price. The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins as well as its made-from-scratch biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 621 company-owned locations in 42 states. Every Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® location is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more information, visit crackerbarrel.com. About Live Beyond: Mobile Medical Disaster Relief (MMDR) began as a response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with immediate delivery of medical aid and supplies to the affected regions. Since the 2010 Haiti earthquake, MMDR has worked extensively near Port-Au-Prince providing medical care, nutritional support, clean water, and micro-finance. Established as a 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization, MMDR has transitioned its work under a new name, Live Beyond, to reflect a broadened mission as an organization that chooses to Live Beyond ourselves our culture, our borders, and this life so that others can Live Beyond disease, hunger, poverty, and oppression. Brad Paisley Beat This Summer Tour Dates: 5/9 – St. Louis, Mo. | Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 5/10 – Indianapolis, Ind. | Klipsch Music Center 5/11 – Chicago, Ill. | First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 5/16 – Holmdel, N.J. | PNC Bank Arts Center 5/17 – Boston, Ma.| Comcast Center 5/18 – Hartford, Ct. | Comcast Theatre 5/31 – Toronto, Ont. | Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 6/1 – Pittsburgh, Pa. | First Niagara Pavilion 6/2 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. | Saratoga Performing ArtsCenter 6/6 – Cincinnati, Ohio | Riverbend Music Center 6/7 – Charlotte, N.C.| Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 6/8 – Raleigh, N.C. | Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion 6/21 – West Palm Beach, Fla. | Cruzan Amphitheatre * 6/22 – Tampa, Fla. | Live Nation Amphitheatre * 6/23 – Atlanta, Ga. | Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood * 6/28 – Virginia Beach, Va. | Farm Bureau Live 6/29 – Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live 7/12 – Darien Center, N.Y. | Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 7/13 – Ft. Loramie, Ohio| Country Concert at Hickory Hills Lake 7/20 – Twin Lakes, Wisc. | Country Thunder Festival Grounds 7/27 – Dallas, Texas | Gexa Energy Pavilion 7/28 – Houston, Texas | Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 8/1 – Denver, Colo. | Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre 8/2 – Salt Lake City, Utah | USANA Amphitheatre 8/16 – Mission, B.C. | Rockin’ River Festival-Mission Raceway Park* 8/17 – Brownsville, Ore. Williamette Country Music Festival * 8/22 – Mountain View, Calif. | Shoreline Amphitheatre 8/23 – Sacramento, Calif. | Sleep Train Amphitheatre 8/24 – San Bernardino, Calif. | San Manuel Amphitheatre *No Lee Brice on these dates
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