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Brad Paisley to perform at Paulson Stadium April 27

Music will again fill the air at Georgia Southern University’s Paulson Stadium on Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. when Georgia Southern and Hershey’s presents the Brad Paisley ‘Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour.” Opening for Paisley are Jack Ingram, Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift.

Paisley currently appears on the Billboard Country Charts with the song ‘She’s Everything” from his latest album ‘Time Well Wasted.” At the 2006 Country Music Association (CMA) awards show, Paisley walked away with the Musical Event of the Year award and Album of the Year.

He also has four albums that have been certified Platinum or Double Platinum and five CMA wins since the release of his first album. With all of these accolades to his credit, Paisley enjoys performing and his fans. ‘When I sit down with the guitar to write a song, or when going into the recording studio, the focus is really one thing,” he said. ‘How will this song work on stage night after night? I think about that every time I write something and every time I record a song. We want to take them [the audience] on a musical ride that has a lot of different emotions and textures to it.”

Before entering the world of country music, Ingram studied psychology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. His first single, ‘Wherever You Are,” went to number one on all the charts and his cover version of the rock song ‘Lips of an Angel” appears on the Billboard Country Charts in the top 25.

Pickler may be best known for appearing on the fifth season of ‘American Idol” where she landed in the top 12 and finished sixth in the competition. Her certified-gold debut album, ‘Small Town Girl,” and single, ‘Red High Heels,” are climbing the Billboard Country Charts.

At the age of 16, Swift released her self-titled debut album. Her Web site describes her hit single ‘Tim McGraw” as ‘a ballad describing the way music can evoke the sweetest of memories.”

Tickets for the concert are $25 for Georgia Southern students (a limit of four tickets per ID) and $35 for all others (limit four). University students can purchase tickets with field access Monday, Feb. 26, through Friday, March 2. Following these dates, University students can continue to purchase tickets, however seating will be in the stands. University faculty and staff members may purchase tickets beginning Saturday, March 3. General public tickets sales will begin Monday, March 26. Tickets will be sold at the University Store and via www.etix.com. Tickets are also available by calling 800-514-3849.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at 912-486-7270.

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