Following Brad Paisley’s highly successful free concerts at four major universities drawing more than 65,000 fans, he has announced five additional dates to bring the Country Nation College Tour presented by Zaxby’s to IMG College partner schools. The tour coincides with the radio launch of Paisley’s song, “Country Nation,” which celebrated its official airplay impact date last week as the most-added new single at country radio.
The Country Nation College Tour presented by Zaxby’s will continue with free shows at IMG partner schools Florida State University, October 8; Auburn University, October 9; Wake Forest University, October 10; the University of Georgia, October 15; and the University of South Carolina, October 16. Breakout country artist Eric Paslay will be the special guest at each concert, with additional show details to be announced in the coming weeks.
“Music and sports are passions of so many people—Zaxby’s included—and we couldn’t think of a better way to unite the two this fall,” says Zaxby’s CEO and co-founder Zach McLeroy. “We’re even more passionate about the guests and communities we serve, and this sponsorship is a perfect opportunity for us to give back to our fans.”
In addition to the free concert series, McLeroy explained Zaxby’s connection to college sports. “We’ve been involved with college sports for a long time—Zaxby’s was, after all, started in a college town,” he said. “But we’re amping it up this football and basketball season by partnering with 30 Division I colleges throughout our footprint. We’re excited to play a role in something that means so much to so many.”