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Brad Paisley extends tour into fall

Monday, March 19, 2007 – Brad Paisley will keep his 2007 tour, Hershey's Presents Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour, on the road through November with new dates announced today. Special guests Rodney Atkins and Taylor Swift will open the second leg dates beginning Sept. 6, ending Nov. 17 with a total of 75 dates in the year.

Atkins has recently seen two singles hit the top of the singles chart, "Watching You" and "If You're Going Through Hell," the latter reigning as the most played song on country radio in 2006. His album "If You're Going Through Hell" was also recently certified platinum.

Swift had a hit single last fall with her debut, "Tim McGraw." Her self-titled album has been certified gold by the RIAA, and she is currently nominated for an ACM award for "Best New Female Vocalist". She has previously toured with hot acts Rascal Flatts and George Strait.

Tour dates are:

Sept.6 London, Ontario John Labatt Center
Sept.7 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
Sept.8 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
Sept.10 Halifax Metro Center
Sept.11 St. John Harbour Station
Sept.12 Portland ME Cumberland Co Civic Center
Sept.14 Cleveland Blossom Music Center
Sept.15 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pavilion
Sept.20 Atlanta HiFi Buys
Sept.21 Tampa FL Ford Amphitheater
Sept.22 West Palm Beach FL Sound Advice Amphitheater
Oct. 5 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
Oct. 6 Washington DC Nissan Pavilion
Oct. 7 Virginia Beach, VA. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Oct. 11 Grand Forks, N.D. Ralph Engelstad Arena
Oct. 12 Winnipeg MTS Center
Oct. 13 Saskatoon SK Credit Union Center
Oct. 17 Edmonton AB Rexall Place
Oct. 18 Lethbridge ENMAX Center
Oct. 19 Calgary AB Pengrowth Saddledome
Nov. 1 Bossier City LA Century Tel Center
Nov. 2 Houston The Woodlands Pavilion
Nov. 3 San Antonio Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Nov. 8 Fayetteville N.C . Crown Coliseum
Nov. 9 Greensboro N.C. Greensboro Coliseum
Nov. 10 Roanoke VA Roanoke Civic Center
Nov. 15 Lincoln NE Pershing Center
Nov. 16 Rockford IL MetroCentre
Nov. 17 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena

The first leg of the tour starts April 26 in Chattanooga, Tenn. and goes to Sept. 1 in Syracuse, N.Y.

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American Saturday Night CD review - American Saturday Night
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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