Briefs: News From Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies, Easton Corbin And More
Plus, Lady Antebellum Has A Christmas Album In The Works
• After a sold out Virtual Reality World Tour stop in Cleveland last Friday night, Brad Paisley (pictured) treated his tour mates, bands and crew to late night Grand Prix Go-Kart racing at Fun ‘n’ Stuff, where the group raced until 3 a.m.
In other news, Paisley will return to Scandinavia for four concert dates in November, with The Band Perry in tow as his opening act. Paisley previously toured Scandinavia successfully in 2011. The run of November dates includes shows in two cities in Sweden and two cities in Norway.
• Lady Antebellum has recorded a Christmas album, which is currently being mixed in Nashville, their producer Paul Worley has revealed.
• Easton Corbin will release his second album, titled “All Over The Road,” on Sept. 18. The 11-song set includes the current top 30 single “Lovin’ You Is Fun.” The Florida native is best known for his back-to-back No. 1 hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It” from his self-titled 2010 debut album.
“‘All Over the Road’ is a fun title,” Corbin says in a press release announcing the release, “but it’s also actually what we’re doing out there. We’re all over the road trying to get music out to everybody, so I just thought it made sense.” Corbin is currently on tour with Brad Paisley.
• Pistol Annies have launched an online community called the Henhouse, which includes exclusive, behind-the-scenes content about the band including a “Live From The Henhouse” feature band member Miranda Lambert is billing as “advice that your momma won’t give you.” Access the site here.
The site also features online streaming station Henhouse Radio, which plays an eclectic collection of songs ranging from Merle Haggard to Tom Petty, plus a little Blake Shelton, too.
In other Pistol Annies news, the trio has added five headlining tour dates to its schedule in September, in addition to the shows they’ll be doing all summer as part of Lambert’s solo “On Fire” tour.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.