Bethel, NY (Top40 Charts/ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts)
ACM and CMA award winning performer Brad Paisley
announced that he will bring new artists and fun to 'The Escape,' an entertainment area in the plaza at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Friday, August 10. His Virtual Reality World Tour 2012 features special guestsThe Band Perry
McCreery and also includes a fun-filled outdoor plaza area with games, contests, photo ops, food vendors, and performance stage.
Continuing with the tour theme there will be a 'Virtual Opry' stage that incorporates a futuristic Grand Ole Opry backdrop and signature mic stands.
Performing on the stage starting at 5:00pm will beKristen Kelly, Jana Kramer and Love and Theft. All three artists will be signing autographs immediately following their performances on the 'Virtual Opry' stage.
Other elements of 'The Escape' include Virtual Reality World Tour Escape the Lawn Lucky Seats Game where fans can win sponsor prizes and ticket upgrades and Air Force Reserves Flight Commander Challenge with fans throwing airplanes through targets for prizes. Activities throughout 'The Escape' plaza area include Air Force Reserves mock jet plane photo station, Mossy Oak Camo-Jam Snapshot Station and Camo Cabanas, slip n slide and inflatable. There will be an 'Escape' emcee that will be playing games and passing out prizes to the fans. Sea Ray Boats will host an outdoor boat display. More information on 'The Escape' and the 'Virtual Opry' stage artists and show times can be found at www.facebook.com/BradPaisleyTour or on twitter @BradPaisleyTour.
Reserved seat tickets are $81.50 and $101.50, $38.00 for Lawn and on-sale now atBethelWoodsCenter.org, Ticketmaster, the box office or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. New all-In ticket prices show at a glance exactly what you will pay for your ticket. No added charge for general admission parking upon arrival. Just park & go.
About Brad Paisley
Country music superstar Brad Paisley
is a consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music
Awards and 14 Country Music
Association Awards including Entertainer of the Year for 2010. He has placed 20 singles at the top of the charts. Paisley's current album,This Is Country Music, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and is his sixth consecutive studio album to debut as the nation's country best-seller. He released his first book, Diary of a Player, on Nov. 1, 2011 and was on the New York Times Best Seller list for two weeks. Paisley's 2011 'H2O II: Wetter & Wilder Tour' played to over one million fans in the U.S. and Europe.
About The Band Perry:
The Band Perry's 'modern throwback' style combines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock, Gospel and Soul, all rounded out by perfect three-part harmonies. Their Republic Nashville platinum debut album, THE BAND PERRY, features two Gold-certified hits - #1 love ballad, 'All Your Life,' and cheatin' anthem 'You Lie' - as well as their breakout, Quadruple-Platinum, #1 smash, 'If I Die Young,' which has sold more copies than any other Country artist in the last 18 months. They debuted their latest offering, the Top 20 'Postcard from Paris,' during one of the most memorable performances of the 2012 ACM Awards, according to USA TODAY. Most recently, The Band Perry
has been nominated for the Billboard and CMT Music
Awards. Previously they won both the 2011 ACM and CMANew Artist of the Year as well as CMA Award for Single of the Year, while KimberlyPerry was honored with CMA Song of the Year, for penning 'If I Die Young.' They have also been nominated for GRAMMY, TEEN CHOICE, AMA and ACA awards. In the midst of their own headlining dates, The Band Perry
is appearing as special guests on Brad Paisley's 'VIRTUAL REALITY WORLD TOUR 2012.' For more on The Band Perry, visit thebandperry.com.
Since winning Season Ten of American Idol in May 2011, he has quickly emerged as the most successful new country star of the last year. His debut album, Clear As Day, was certified platinum for sales of more than 1 million units in just three months, and he was named No. 1 on Billboardmagazine's list of Top New Country Artists for 2011. He won the Academy of Country Music's New Artist of the Year Award in April and New Artist of the Year Award at the American Country Awards in December. He is nominated for two awards — the all-genre Top New Artist and Top Country Album forClear As Day — at the 2012 Billboard Music
Awards, which will be held on May 20. His video 'The Trouble With Girls' is nominated for the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year at the upcoming 2012 CMT Music
Awards. Clear As Day debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. It also garnered the highest sales of any country solo album released last year and held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks. The album's first two singles, 'I Love You This Big' and 'The Trouble With Girls,' have also been certified gold, and his current single is 'Water Tower Town.'
About Kristen Kelly
Arista Nashville recording artist Kristen Kelly
is new on the radio with the irresistible groove of 'Ex-Old Man,' a true-to-life song she wrote with Paul Overstreet and the first single from her major label debut album, releasing later this year. With influences spanning country, classic rock, and the blues, Kristen describes her music as 'a little more grease than polish,' pairing powerhouse vocals with lyrics that hit home about real life and real emotion. In its debut week at radio, 'Ex-Old Man' was already turning heads, marking the first time in Country Aircheck chart history that a new female artist's debut single topped the most-added list. A Texas
native, Kristen co-wrote 7 of the 11 songs on her upcoming album, helmed by nine-time CMA Award-winning producer, Tony Brown. Keep up with Kristen online atwww.KristenKellyMusic.com and on Twitter @KristenKelly.
About Jana Kramer
Jana Kramer, the honey-voiced Nashville newcomer, is getting ready to release her self-titled debut album June 5th, 2012 on Elektra Nashville. The album, recorded by multi award-winning producer Scott Hendricks (Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Blake
Shelton), features Kramer's first single, 'Why Ya Wanna.' The track has been blazing an impressive trail up the charts at a record pace, already No. 22 on Billboard in just 15 weeks. Meanwhile, the Michigan native and former One Tree Hill actress has sold over 330,000 digital singles to date, including almost 150,000 of 'Why Ya Wanna.' Kramer was recently named CMT's inaugural 'Listen Up' artist, a campaign spanning across the channel and online. She also recently made her Grand Ole Opry debut, performing on the famous stage April 13th. For more information, please visit: www.JanaKramer.com
About Love and Theft
Love and Theft is a bit different from the group that scored a Top 10 hit two years ago with 'Runaway.' But the changes that have affected the group—most notably, signing with RCA Records and downsizing to a duo—have actually brought Love and Theft closer to what it originally set out to be: a band that writes, records and performs honest, soulful country music. 'Angel Eyes' is the debut single from Love and Theft's forthcoming self-titled album being released on Tuesday, July 24. 'This really feels like a new beginning for us,' says Stephen. Eric adds, 'We have a new label (RCA), a new producer (Josh Leo), there are two of us now instead of three, but the core of Love and Theft is still the same and our sound is still driven by harmonies. Love and Theft recently received news of their first CMT Music
Awards nomination in the Duo Video of the Year category for 'Angel Eyes.'
About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and The Museum at Bethel Woods:
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY. Located just 90 miles from New York City on a lush campus featuring bucolic countryside views, the center is comprised of the Pavilion Stage amphitheater that accommodates 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods. The center offers a diverse selection of popular artists, culturally-rich performances, and educational and community programs that inspire creative expression and civic engagement to enrich the human spirit. Bethel Woods is exemplary in its efforts to engage, inspire and advocate for the accessibility of the arts for all ages and to connect with community partners to broaden programmatic reach and to strengthen support and resources for its activities.
The Museum is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) educational corporation which is dedicated to the study and exhibition of the social, political and cultural events of the 1960s, including the Woodstock festival, and the legacies of those times, as well as the preservation of the 1969 Woodstock festival site. More than a nostalgic celebration of a colorful decade, the award-winning Museum provides a focus for deeper issues and lessons of the decade. The Museum features include a permanent exhibit space, Special Exhibit Gallery, Corridor Exhibit Gallery, Museum Theater, Event Gallery, Woodstock Monument, retail store and café. The Museum is located at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. For more information please visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.