Paisley coming to Cumberland in September

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Country music superstar Brad Paisley, along with up-and-comers Rodney Atkins and Taylor Swift, has announced a Sept. 12 date at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland.

The tickets went on sale Saturday, with prices at $45.50 and $35.50 for reserved seating and all ages. The tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are available at the Cumberland County Civic Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone at (207) 775-3331 and via the box office at (207) 775-3458 and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com.

Over the course of five albums, including the most recent top-seller, 5th Gear, Brad Paisley has grown from country music’s favorite young traditionalist to its most unpredictable hitmaker, and one of the most slyly exciting concert performers.

5th Gear has claimed its fourth consecutive week atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums sales chart. Debuting with a career-to-date high of 197,151 first-week copies, Brad’s latest has already moved more than 377,400 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

With the most consecutive weeks at No. 1 of any country artist this year, Paisley’s four-week streak also marks the longest consecutive chart-topping run of any country male since Toby Keith with Honky Tonk University in May and June of 2005.

Paisley recently hit No. 1 with 5th Gear’s first single, “Ticks,” which became his eighth career chart-topper and fourth consecutive single to hit the chart summit. Paisley is on the airwaves now with “Online,” currently Country Aircheck’s most-added new single and already approaching the country airplay Top 30 after only four weeks on the charts.

5th Gear is the acclaimed follow-up to Paisley’s Double Platinum ACM and CMA Album of the Year winner, Time Well Wasted.

5th Gear follows the double-platinum Time Well Wasted, which won Album of the Year at the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music award ceremonies.

Paisley was this year’s ACM Top Male Vocalist.

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