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And the name of Paisley's tour is...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 – Only a few days before launching a new tour, Brad Paisley has finally named it - Country Nation World Tour.

The tour kicks off in Philadelphia on May 16 and will travel to more than 40 cities in the U.S. and Canada into September. Special guests will be Randy Houser, Charlie Worsham, Leah Turner and Dee Jay Silver.

Paisley's current single, "River Bank," scored a career-high opening week at radio and is from his forthcoming Aug. 26 album release.

Houser notched his third single at the top of the MediaBase Country Singles chart most recently with "Goodnight Kiss," his first as a songwriter. He also had hits with "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" and "How Country Feels."

Worsham is currently on tour celebrating his latest single "Want Me Too" off his album "Rubberband."

Turner released a five-song self-titled digital EP in March, which includes "Take the Keys."

Silver is the first DJ signed to a major Nashville record deal, RCA Nashville. He offers country/hip hop/rock mashups and remixes.

Dates are:
May 16 Susquehanna Bank Center Philadelphia, PA
May 17 First Niagara Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA
May 24 Tree Town Festival Forest City, IA*
May 30 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO
May 31 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Chicago, IL
June 1 Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Bonner Springs, KS
June 12 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
June 13 Clays Park Amphitheatre N. Lawrence, OH**
June 14 Hunter Mountain Hunter Mountain, NY
June 15 Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, ME
June 19 Klipsch Music Center Indianapolis, IN
June 20 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
June 27 Marcus Amphitheatre Milwaukee, WI*
June 28 Chippewa Valley Country Festival Cadott, WI*
July 2 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, ONT
July 3 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center, NY
July 5 XFINITY Theatre Hartford, CT
July 10 Sleep Train Amphitheatre San Diego, CA
July 11 Salinas Sports Complex Salinas, CA**
July 12 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, CA
July 19 Ravina on the Lakes Peoria, IL
July 24 Cheyenne Frontier Days Cheyenne, WY*
July 26 North Dakota State Fair Minot, ND*
Aug. 1 Cape Blanco Country Music Festival Sixes, OR
Aug. 2 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Sacramento, CA
Aug. 8 We Fest Detroit Lakes, MN
Aug. 14 Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood Atlanta, GA
Aug. 15 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
Aug. 16 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL
Aug. 21 New York State Fair Syracuse, NY
Aug. 22 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
Aug. 23 XFINITY Center Boston, MA
Sept. 4 Austin360 Amphitheater Austin, TX
Sept. 5 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX
Sept. 6 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
Sept. 18 Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach, VA
Sept. 19 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC
Sept. 20 Jiffy Lube Live Washington, DC

* Dates are festivals - include Paisley and multiple other artists
** Randy Houser is not on this date

Paisley is partnering with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans some of the best seats in the house to benefit St. Jude Target House. Tickets are available exclusively atwww.ticketsforcharity.com.

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