Brad Paisley starts tour
Monday, April 30, 2007
– Brad Paisley opened his Hershey's Presents Bonfires and Amplifiers Tour on the road this past weekend and played to more than 29,000 fans in Chattanooga on Thursday, April 26 with Statesboro, Ga. and Columbus, Ga. following. Paisley closed the New Orleans Jazz Fest on Sunday evening - the only country artist to do so this year, playing to more than 75,000 fans.
Bonfires and Amplifiers dates include Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler and Jack Ingram as opening acts.
"Ticks," Paisley's current single has shot up the charts reaching the number eight spots after eight weeks. "Ticks" is written by Paisley, Kelley Lovelace and Tim Owens. "5th Gear," Paisley's fifth studio album, is due out June 19.
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