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For Brad Paisley, the tricks by Kellie Pickler, Jack Ingram, Taylor Swift are on "Ticks"

Monday, May 7, 2007 – Brad Paisley continued his 2007 Hershey's Presents Bonfires and Amplifiers Tour this past weekend with stops in Evansville, Ind. and Moline and Champaign, Ill., playing to more than 25,000 fans. And the pranks started as well thanks to Jack Ingram, Taylor Swift and Kelli Pickler, Paisley's opening acts on the tour.

On Friday in Moline, Swift, Pickler and Ingram joined forces to play a prank on Paisley doing his current hit single, "Ticks."

Swift and Pickler went on stage in tick costumes, and Ingram soon joined them, wearing a "Jack's Pest Control" costume. The song can be viewed at YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4JFul5Ff50.

This week, Paisley and company stop in St. Louis, Kansas City, Mo. and Dallas. While in St. Louis on Thursday, Paisley will be filming a concert special for GAC that will air on Father's Day - June 17.

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