Brad Paisley Grabs Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry for 2012 Tour
It’s been less than a month since country superstar Brad Paisley wrapped up his most recent tour, the “H2O II Wetter and Wilder World Tour,” on September 25. But he’s already announced the initial dates of his first tour of 2012, dubbed “The Camobunga! 2012 World Tour,” which will feature The Band Perry and “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery as support.
But Camobunga? We’d best let Paisley’s website do the explaining on that one:
Camobunga :n; : //kam,bunga/ – The name of a live musical tour experience. A mind blowing blend of country, fiery 60′s surf guitar acrobatics, futuristic special effects, retro heart and soul, and mind altering liquid beverages. The spirit of the deep woods meets the breakneck excitement of the California coast.
Etymology of the word Camobunga :
camouflage – N: /kamfläZH/ -fabric w/ splotches of green, brown, black & tan, meant to make the wearer of this pattern hard to distinguish from the background;(or possibly stand out as a redneck). And Brad Paisley’s latest single.
(exclamation): Originated as a greeting by Chief Thunderthud on the 50′s cowboy puppet tv program “The Howdy Doody Show”, was later adopted by surfers in the 60′s.
So, there you have it.
Paisley is the reigning Country Music Association (CMA) entertainer of the year, so it’s fitting that he will co-host the 45th CMA Awards on November 9 with Carrie Underwood. Paisley and Underwood had a number one country hit with their duet “Remind Me,” released in May 2011 as the third single for Paisley’s most recent album, This is Country Music, released that same month. That album reached number one on the Billboard country charts and number two on the Billboard 200, blocked from the number one spot by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, which was released the same day.
The Band Perry is a group of siblings (2 brothers and a sister) from Mississippi whose self-titled debut produced three top 20 singles. Scott McCreery, winner of season 10 of “American Idol,” is a country singer from North Carolina. His debut album, Clear As Day, was released earlier this month and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
The tour kicks off January 12 in Grand Rapids, Mich.