October 30, 2014
Country Music Superstar Brad Paisley to Serve as College GameDay Guest Picker
ESPN’s College GameDay Built by the Home Depot will get a visit from country music superstar Brad Paisley on Saturday, Nov. 1, when he stops by the GameDay set in Morgantown, W.Va., on the campus of West Virginia University. Paisley will join host Chris Fowler and analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard for their winning picks segment leading into the weekend’s biggest college football games. The weekly three-hour Emmy Award-winning show (Saturday 9 a.m. – noon ET) will set up on the patio of the Mountainlair Student Union for just its second visit to Morgantown. Then, at 3:30 p.m., ABC will televise the Mountaineers’ game against TCU.
Lee Fitting, ESPN senior coordinating producer, said, “Anytime we can get a star of Brad Paisley’s stature on the show it is a huge win. On top of that, Brad is a West Virginia native and huge Mountaineers fan. GameDay’s been on a great run this season with celebrity guest pickers and Saturday morning in Morgantown with Brad on our set should be very entertaining.”
Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley earned the first of his 22 #1 singles in 1999, writing or co-writing 19 of them. His latest single, “Perfect Storm,” is from his chart topping 2014 album Moonshine in the Trunk. He is currently headlining his Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese through the fall. Paisley has recently partnered with Boot Barn® and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. Fans can look for him to return with Carrie Underwood for the seventh consecutive year as hosts of Country Music’s Biggest Night™, when The 48th Annual CMA Awards airs live from Nashville, November 5, on ABC. Connect with Brad on www.BradPaisley.com, www.Facebook.com/BradPaisley; Twitter @BradPaisley; Instagram @BradPaisley and YouTube YouTube.com/BradPaisley
About College GameDay
College football’s longest running and most celebrated pregame show – College GameDay, is hosted by Chris Fowler, along with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack and reporting by Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, Scott Van Pelt, George Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski. The three-hour program of debate and discussion about the week’s most compelling college football stories and previews of the weekend’s biggest games is in its 28th season.