With Special Guest MIRANDA LAMBERT
And Chris Young, The Band Perry, Jerrod Niemann
NASHVILLE, Tenn (Jan. 20, 2012) It was announced today that country music superstar Brad Paisley will take his Virtual Reality Tour to historic Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL on Saturday, June 9. Special guest Miranda Lambert along with Chris Young, The Band Perry and Jerrod Niemann will also be performing. Wrigley Field, affectionately known as the “Friendly Confines,” is starting its 99th season of hosting baseball, 97 of those the Chicago Cubs. This is only the 2nd time that Wrigley Field has been the site for a live country concert.
Paisley is the consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards including Entertainer of the Year for 2010. He has placed 20 singles at the top of the charts, the latest a duet with Carrie Underwood, “Remind Me,” and his current single is “Camouflage.” Paisley’s current album, This Is Country Music, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and is his sixth consecutive studio album to debut as the nation’s country best-seller. He released his first book, Diary of a Player, on Nov. 1 and was on the New York Times Best Seller list for two weeks. Paisley’s 2011 “H2O II: Wetter & Wilder Tour” played to over one million fans in the U.S. and Europe. His 2012 tour Virtual Reality World Tour kicked off on Jan. 12 and played to three sold-out shows and 39,000 fans that weekend. For tour dates and further information, visit www.bradpaisley.com .
About Miranda Lambert
The multi-platinum selling and reigning two-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert is ‘On Fire’ with her recently released Gold certified album Four The Record and her hot headlining tour “On Fire.” Her current single is the powerful, “Over You,” written by Miranda and husband Blake Shelton. Upon its release, Four The Record made history when it debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making Miranda the first country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut at # 1. Four The Record, garnered rave reviews from the press and ended 2011 on many Album of the Year lists including Rolling Stone, USA Today, People Magazine, American Songwriter, The Houston Chronicle and many others. In fact, Rolling Stone called it “…her most easeful and assured effort yet,” and added the song “Mama’s Broken Heart” to their Singles of the Year list.
About Chris Young
2011 was an amazing year for Chris Young, with nominations including: CMA New Artist of the Year, American Country Awards, and his first GRAMMY® nod, in addition to five national TV appearances. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young has emerged as both a critic and fan favorite. In the last few months, Young has celebrated GOLD selling status for both his sophomore album The Man I Want To Be, and smash single "Tomorrow" from his new album NEON. His latest single and follow up to four consecutive #1s, “You”, is screaming up the charts. Young has been out on the road most of this year on Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party Tour”. Miranda Lambert has selected Chris as her special guest for her tour “On Fire” starting in January 2012. For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit www.chrisyoungcountry.com and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.
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 rounded out by perfect three-part harmonies. Their Republic Nashville debut album, THE BAND PERRY, was released in October 2010 and has already been certified Platinum for selling in excess of 1 million copies. The project features the #1, triple-Platinum smash “If I Die Young;” Gold-certified single “You Lie” and their current ballad “All Your Life," which is on the cusp of Top 5. Contenders in the 2012 Grammy Best New Artist category, The Band Perry was previously named both 2011 ACM and CMA New Artist of the Year. TBP also earned CMA Awards for Single of the Year and Kimberly Perry was honored with the Song of the Year award. Other honors include the 2011 CMT Music Award for USAWEEKEND Breakthrough Video of the Year, the "Best New Live Act" Award sponsored by Nationwide Insurance as well as TEEN CHOICE and ACA award nominations and a stunning performance on the AMAs, where they received three nods.
Currently, the family band is opening for Brad Paisley's "VIRTUAL REALITY WORLDTOUR 2012" and performing their own headlining dates. They are also writing and recording their sophomore album
About Jerrod Niemann
ACM nominated country music artist Jerrod Niemann (Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville) grew up in Liberal, Kansas and experienced groundbreaking mainstream success with the release of his debut album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury. The critically-acclaimed release features No. 1 smash and platinum-selling hit “Lover, Lover,” Top 5 ballad “What Do You Want,” and latest Top 15 barroom anthem, “One More Drinkin’ Song.” His attention-grabbing lyrics, up-tempo cuts, heartache balladry and wicked wordplay all come together on the album with short comedic interludes to create a unique, progressive voyage into utterly unique territory in the country music landscape. Dedicated to quality craftsmanship and authenticity in his songwriting, Niemann draws from his own personal experiences in his songwriting and is also known for penning hits for Garth Brooks, Jamey Johnson, Julie Roberts and Blake Shelton. Currently, Jerrod is out on the road bringing his innovative, fun-filled show to fans across the nation. For a full list of tour dates and for more information on Jerrod Niemann, visit www.JerrodNiemannOfficial.com.