Brad Paisley to visit Tallahassee

For all the country music lovers and concertgoers, the “Beat This Winter Tour,” featuring headliner Brad Paisley, is slated to hit Tallahassee on Jan. 24.

Singers Chris Young and Danielle Bradbery will be Paisley’s opening acts.

The tour is scheduled to kick off Jan. 9 in South Carolina, and will run until the beginning of March. Paisley decided to extend his summer tour, which was called the “Beat This Summer Tour,” but changed the name to make it more seasonally appropriate.

The Grammy award-winning singer is following the success of his ninth studio album, “Wheelhouse,” which debuted in April.

Tickets for Paisley’s show start at $39.50 and end at $59.50.

Since Tallahassee is home to two major universities and a community college, some feel that concert tickets would sell more if there was more of an accommodation for college students.

“As a college student, I think it is a great idea to have lower ticket prices for college students, especially for those who might live on a budget like me,” said Jennifer Lindsey, a senior theatre student from Jacksonville.

Young will be performing songs from his latest album “A.M.,” which was released in September of this year. Young was the winner of the country music singing competition Nashville Star in 2006 and has released four studio albums since his win.

Bradbery rose to fame as the youngest winner of the breakout reality television singing competition The Voice. Bradbery’s self-titled debut album will be released on Nov. 25.

Charlotte Brown, the director of marketing for the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, said she anticipates good ticket sales for the upcoming show.

“Brad Paisley, along with his musical guests, will provide a great evening of country music for the audience,” Brown said.

Paisley isn’t the first country artist to do an arena tour with a stop in Tallahassee. Singers Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert have previously performed at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.

Adam McNeil, a senior history student from Winter Park, Fla., believes Tallahassee residents will receive Paisley well.

“Brad’s music is very upbeat and carries a phenomenal message,” McNeil said. “Additionally, Brad is a talented musician and artist whose song choices are wide ranging.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Civic Center box office online at Ticketmaster or Live Nation.