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Brad Paisley To Perform Free Concert At Gampel Pavilion

Sept. 27, 2016

STORRS, Conn. - Country music superstar Brad Paisley will perform a free concert for the UConn community at Gampel Pavilion on Friday, October 7 as part of “The Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications”. The concert is being presented by IMG, the multi-media partner of the UConn Division of Athletics.

A lottery for UConn students, faculty and staff is being conducted for the free concert tickets through the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG). The lottery will close on Wednesday, September 28th at 11:59pm. The lottery is being conducted through Google. To enter the lottery, you need to have an account with Google Apps @ UConn. Students are automatically setup with Google Apps, but faculty and staff must ‘opt-in’. For more information about how to ‘opt-in’ visit Google Apps @ UConn. This will now allow you to log in and complete the Brad Paisley Ticket Lottery form.

Paisley has already made stops at the Camping World Kickoff in Orlando, West Virginia and Ohio State with additional stops scheduled at the Air Force Academy, East Carolina, Nebraska, Kansas and UCLA.

“We are excited to have Brad Paisley leading off a big football weekend here at UConn,” said Director of Athletics David Benedict, “We are very thankful to our multi-media partner IMG for bringing an event the magnitude of a Brad Paisley concert to our campus.”

The UConn football team plays host to Cincinnati on Saturday, October 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.

Paisley’s “Country Nation” single from his chart-topping album, Moonshine in the Trunk, debuted in 2015. Written by Paisley and his longtime collaborators Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace, “Country Nation” is a celebration of the college spirit and America’s passion for sports that weaves-in a shout-out to 18 college sports mascots.

IMG, which serves more than 200 universities nationwide, is a division of WME | IMG, which also represents Paisley and brokered the college tour deal. “Frontier is proud to support the Country Nation College Tour,” said Paul Quick, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Connecticut. “As a proud sponsor and supporter of UConn Athletics, the Brad Paisley Country Nation College Tour is yet another example of Frontier’s commitment to Connecticut and our dedication to extending and enhancing our overall customer entertainment experience.” Stetson Cologne, the official fragrance of the tour, will be on-site at each of the shows sampling Stetson Original for Men.

Brad 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 (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 20 of his 23 #1 hits including “He Didn’t Have to Be,” “Mud on the Tires,” “She’s Everything,” “Water” and “Remind Me,” among others. His Life Amplified World Tour 2016 has traveled across the US and Canada this summer and will continue through the fall. Paisley has partnered with Boot Barn® and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. He will return for a ninth consecutive year as co-host of the “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” with Carrie Underwood, November 2, (8:00 – 11:00PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Connect with Brad at,, on Twitter @BradPaisley, on Instagram @Brad Paisley, and YouTube at

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About IMG IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, a leading global entertainment agency.