Brad Paisley launched his H2O World Tour in May and has been weaving his way throughout the States ever since. Paisley's road trip was scheduled to end in September, but The Boot reports that the country singer announced plans to extend the tour through November. Fans with Brad Paisley tickets can now see Paisley and opening acts Darius Rucker and Justin Moore through Nov. 20. Paisley tacked on 13 more shows for an upcoming leg of the tour, which is sponsored by Chevy and will see him performing all across the country as well as in Canada.
Gushing about his water-themed trek to The Boot, Paisley said, "It's not all fun and games. There's obviously going to be fun and games with the Chevy simulators and the fighting thing and the dunking booth for DJs and all of that, but then there's a booth that talks about water charities. That was my intent in the beginning, to make this thing more important than just a bunch of people getting drunk on the lawn every night."
Paisley's tour paired with Hope Through Healing Hands to supply clean, safe water in the U.S. and around the globe. His tour features Hope Through Healing Hands booths that raise awareness about water-related issues such as the staggering statistic that one out of five people in the world do not have access to clean, safe drinking water.
Water seems to be a theme for Brad Paisley, as the country singer has also teamed up with rocker Bon Jovi to bring attention (and tourists!) back to the oil spill-ravaged Alabama Gulf Coast. The Boot reports that the pair are hosting two free concerts on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama during the weekend of Oct. 15-17. Dubbed "Reclaiming Our Beaches," the event will feature Bon Jovi performing on Oct.
15 and Paisley performing on Oct. 17. Both shows are part of Alabama's Concerts for the Coast event series, which kicked off in July with Jimmy Buffett & Friends: Live from the Gulf Coast in July.
Along with being a singer and active philanthropist, Brad Paisley is also a host, as he has hosted the Country Music Association Awards with Carrie Underwood for the past two years and will host the 44th CMA Awards in Nashville on November 10. Paisley is nominated for three awards at this year's CMAs, including the most coveted honor of the night: Entertainer of the Year. Paisley will compete for the award against Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band and Keith Urban.
Paisley is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year (along with Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Keith Urban) and Music Video for "Water." "Water" will face off against "Need You Now" (Lady Antebellum), "Hillbilly Bone" (Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins), "The House That Built Me" (Miranda Lambert) and "White Liar" (Miranda Lambert).
If the rumors are true, Paisley may have some new songs up for consideration for the 2011 CMA Awards, as The Boot reports that he is rumored to be working on an album of all new material. Before then, though, Paisley will release an album of some of his best-known songs titled Hits Alive in November.