Lincoln, Nebraska, – Country star Brad Paisley will perform a free concert at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Oct. 13. The concert is presented by University of Nebraska Athletics and its multimedia partner, IMG.
The Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications will roll into Lincoln for an on-campus show in parking lot 8 near Memorial Stadium. Country artist Brett Young will be the opening act. Gates are expected to open at 6 p.m. Additional details will be announced at a later date.
Paisley has already made stops at the Camping World Kickoff in Orlando, West Virginia University and Ohio State University, with additional stops scheduled at the Air Force Academy, East Carolina University, University of Connecticut, University of Kansas and UCLA.
“We are thrilled to be one of nine stops for this year’s Brad Paisley Country Nation College Tour,” said University of Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst. “The energy and enthusiasm surrounding our campus and Lincoln is at an all-time high. Brad Paisley will bring that same energy and enthusiasm to our amazing community and his performance will connect, entertain and inspire our students. We are looking forward to a great night right outside Memorial Stadium.”
Paisley’s “Country Nation” single, from his album “Moonshine in the Trunk,” debuted in 2015. Written by Paisley and longtime collaborators Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace, the song is a celebration of the college spirit and America’s passion for sports that weaves in a shout-out to 18 college sports mascots.
Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three Grammys, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 20 of his 23 No. 1 hits including “He Didn’t Have to Be,” “Mud on the Tires,” “She’s Everything,” “Water” and “Remind Me.”