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  • Posted on Mar 01th by Gardens admin  in ,

    Includes Return of Fun-Filled “Water World Plaza”
    Special Guests include Blake Shelton, Jerrod Niemann

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  Today CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley announced his 2011 tour, H2O II World Tour presented by Chevy.  The first date of the tour will be May 28 at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The 33 city tour includes five stadiums and an international trek that includes London’s O2 Arena, Dublin, Stockholm, Oslo and more.  Special guests on the tour will be Blake Shelton and Jerrod Niemann.
       H2O II World Tour will bring back the very popular and fan favorite “Water World Plaza,” turning every city into a water festival.  Focal point in the Plaza area will be the “Water World Plaza Stage” featuring emerging new stars Brent Anderson, Edens Edge and Sunny Sweeney.  The tour extravaganza will open each day at 4:00pm with music starting at 5:00pm.  In addition to the music stage there will be multiple water-themed activities – including a Chevy H2O FLW fishing simulator, dunking booth, slip n slide, and other various water games.
       Chevy will be providing a Corvette driving simulator for concert goers to test the latest Corvette ZR1 series as well as their individual driving and racing skills against Paisley himself.  The fan having the highest score each day will meet Paisley later in the evening.
       Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and Grand Ole Opry member Brad Paisley is a consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMY’s, 14 Country Music Association Awards and 13 Academy of Country Music Awards.  He has 18 #1 singles with the last 14 consecutive.  Paisley has released nine critically acclaimed studio albums, the most recent Hits Alive which is a two disc release of original studio hits as well as live performances from concerts.   Paisley’s innovative and entertaining H20 World Tour played to over 879,000 fans in 2010 and placed #1 country tour for attendance by Pollstar.  Paisley’s current single “This Is Country Music” is the title track from his next album which will be in-stores May 24.
       About Blake Shelton:
       CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and one of the “most versatile of contemporary country singers” (The New York Times), proves he is a force to be reckoned with as he’s set to co-host the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards this April with Reba. In just 10 months, Blake has won six awards, has had three consecutive No. 1’s (“Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” “All About Tonight” and “Hillbilly Bone”), sold out shows on his first ever headlining tour: “All About Tonight Tour,” his first No. 1 album with All About Tonight, his first GRAMMY nomination, his first ACM Award nomination for “Top Male Vocalist of the Year” and a chart-topping greatest hits CD, LOADED: The Best of Blake Shelton. The release catapults Shelton into an elite group of artists who have charted three records in one year (among those are Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson). Shelton’s eight No. 1 hits are “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” “It’s All About Tonight,” “Hillbilly Bone,” “She Wouldn’t Be Gone,” “Home,” “Some Beach,” “The Baby” and “Austin.” Shelton has not had a single peak outside the Top Ten since 2007.
       About Jerrod Niemann:
       Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville recording artist Jerrod Niemann is on the radio now with “What Do You Want,” the hit follow-up to his #1 smash and RIAA-certified Gold Digital Single, “Lover, Lover.”  Niemann co-produced and was a writer on 10 of the 12 songs on his acclaimed album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Albums of 2010.  Upon release, the album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums sales chart and remained the only major label debut to hit #1 on the chart all year.  Niemann’s multiple award nominations in 2010 included his first CMA Award nomination as New Artist of the Year.
       About Brent Anderson:
       Newcomer Brent Anderson is a Pascagoula, Mississippi native and a fresh voice on the national music scene.  At age 13, Anderson was fronting his own band, and by age 16, his gift for songwriting caught the ear of Nashville, earning him his first publishing deal in 2005.  Now a songwriter for Sea Gayle Music, Anderson is currently working on his debut album with noted producer Frank Rogers.
       About Edens Edge:
       Comprised of Hannah Blaylock (lead vocalist), Dean Berner (harmony vocals, guitar, dobro) and Cherrill Green (harmony vocals, mandolin, banjo, and guitar), Edens Edge composes a unique musical blend deeply rooted in Country and Bluegrass.  Growing up about an hour from each other in Arkansas the members of Edens Edge never met until they were introduced through mutual friends in college.  After entering the CMT/NSAI Songwriters Contest in 2006, the band was discovered by Kye Fleming who helped further develop the group’s writing and artistic talents.  In recent months the trio has opened for such Country stars as Lady Antebellum, Gloriana, Lonestar and Ronnie Milsap.  Recently profiled as one of Billboard’s “Artists to Watch in 2011” the trio’s debut single on Big Machine Records, “Amen,” will be at Country Radio on March 28th.
       About Sunny Sweeney:
       Hailing from East Texas, Sunny Sweeney is a singer/songwriter with musical instincts that are stone-cold country. She is a Top 10 Female Country Artist of 2010 with the highest charting debut single of a female country artist in the last four years. Her lead single, "From A Table Away," is a Top 15 hit on the Country Charts and rising. Sunny co-wrote all of the songs on her current EP and a full album is slated for release later this year. Though relatively new to the scene, she has already been featured in Country Weekly, AOL’s The Boot,, Arizona Daily Star, Country Aircheck and MusicRow as well as on WGN-TV, CMT and GAC. Sunny has also landed on multiple “Ones to Watch in 2011” lists, including MSN and AOL. She is a favorite guest of the Grand Ole Opry, playing more than 20 times since her debut in 2007, and has warmed up the stage for County Music icons Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams, Jr. Recently she lent her voice to The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, dueting with another idol, Jessi Colter, on "Good Hearted Woman."
       About Chevrolet:
       Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global automotive brand with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in more than 130 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes iconic performance cars such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers such as Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers “gas-friendly to gas-free" solutions including Cruze Eco and Volt. Cruze Eco offers 42 mpg highway while Volt offers 35 miles of electric, gasoline-free driving and an additional 344 miles of extended range. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models can be found at
       Live Nation is the national tour promoter.  Log on to and for on-sale and up to date information on H2O II World Tour - dates to be added.
       *Paisley only shows.
       **Paisley, Shelton, Niemann only
       *** Paisley, Shelton, Niemann and Darius Rucker
       May 28                  Heinz Field                                           Pittsburgh, PA ***
       June 3                    Virginia Beach Amphitheatre                 Virginia Beach, VA
       June 4                    Comcast Theatre                                  Hartford, CT
       June 11                  Progressive Field                                  Cleveland, OH
       June 16                  Riverbend Music Center                       Cincinnati, OH
       June 17                  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre             St. Louis, MO
       June 18                  Verizon Wireless Music Center             Indianapolis, IN
       June 24                  Wild West Arena-Nebraskaland Days North Platte, NE**
       June 25                  Tuttle Creek State Park                        Manhattan, KS**
       July 2                     Lavell Edwards Stadium                       Provo, UT*
       July 9                     Cavendish Beach Music Festival           Cavendish, P.E.I.**
       July 15                   PNC Band Center                                Holmdel, NJ
       July 16                   Comcast Center                                   Boston, MA
       July 17                   Scarborough Downs                             Scarborough, ME
       July 22                   Toyota Pavilion                                     Scranton, PA
       July 23                   Darien Lakes PAC                               Darien Lakes, NY
       July 30                   Pizza Hut Park                                      Frisco, TX
       August 4                 WE Fest                                               Detroit Lakes, MN**
       August 6                 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre         Chicago, IL
       August 7                 Columbus Crew Stadium                      Columbus, OH
       August 17               O2 Arena                                             London, UK*
       August 19               Olympia Theatre                                   Dublin, IRE*
       August 20               V Fest                                                  Chelmsford, UK*
       August 21               V Fest                                                  Staffordshire, UK*
       August 24               Cirkus                                                  Stockholm, SWE*
       August 26               Spektrum                                             Oslo, NOR*
       August 27               Lisebergshallen                                     Goteburg, SWE*
       August 28               Forum                                                  Copenhagen, DEN*
       September 9           1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre        Tampa, FL
       September 10         Cruzan Amphitheatre                            West Palm Beach, FL
       September 23         Susquehanna Bank Center                    Philadelphia, PA
       September 24         Jiffy Lube Live                                      Washington, DC
       September 25         Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion       Raleigh, NC