Brad Paisley’s This Is Country Music Is #1 On Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart For A Second Straight Week!

Paisley Closes First Night Of LP Field Performances At 2011 CMA Music Festival

Nashville, TN – Brad Paisley’s latest release, This Is Country Music, is #1 this week on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for a second consecutive week. This Is Country Music made its debut last week at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, marking the chart’s best first-week sales of 2011. The album also debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart with over 152,000 albums sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.

On Thursday, June 9, Brad Paisley closes the first night of this year’s LP Field stadium performances at CMA Music Festival. This is Paisley’s 13th straight year participating in the Country Music Association’s annual fan celebration in Music City.

This Is Country Music is a 15-track collection, with 12 co-written by Paisley, produced by Frank Rogers. His first studio album since American Saturday Night (July of 2009) includes guest performances by Carrie Underwood (the duet, “Remind Me”), Don Henley (“Love Her Like She’s Leavin’”), Blake Shelton (“Don’t Drink the Water”), Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow, and Carl Jackson (“Life’s Railway to Heaven”) and Clint Eastwood (the instrumental, “Eastwood”).

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 GRAMMYs, 14 Country Music Association Awards and 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, including five consecutive Male Vocalist awards. He has 19 #1 singles and has released nine critically acclaimed studio albums. 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. His 2011 tour, H2O II: Wetter & Wilder, kicked-off last week.

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