CMA Entertainer of the Year hits Tulsa on Saturday

The big-name concerts keep rolling through the doors of Tulsa’s BOK Center. Saturday night will be no exception, as country music superstar Brad Paisley, recently named the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year,alt stops by. Darius Rucker and Justin Moore will open the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

Paisley took home the honor on November 10 during ABC’s broadcast of the 44th CMA Awards. He was also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and his video for "Water" received a nomination for Music Video of the Year.

Moore, an Arkansas native, landed "Small Town USA" off of his debut album "Justin Moore" at number one on the country charts. "Backwoods", another single from his 2009 release peaked at number six.

Rucker, who saw success with the rock band Hootie and the Blowfish, is on tour as he makes the transition into country music. His debut country album "Learn to Live" was certified platinum and produced four number one country hits.

Paisley broke onto the country music scene in 1999 when his debut album "Who Needs Pictures" was certified platinum, producing two number-one hits with "He Didn’t Have to Be" and "We Danced". The album was enough to name Paisley as the Academy of Country Music’s 1999 Top New Male Vocalist of the Year.

From there things took off for Paisley. To date, the 38 year-old West Virginia native has released seven studio albums, all of which have been certified gold or higher. He has charted 25 singles, with 15 of them reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Chances are, if you’ve been near a radio in the last ten years, you know who Paisley is. Some of his other hits include "I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)", "Celebrity", "Mud on the Tires", "Alcohol", "Ticks", "Online", "Letter to Me" and "I’m Still a Guy". 

"American Saturday Night", released in 2009, reached number one on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and Canadian Top Country Albums charts. Singles "Then" and "Water" each reached the top spot on the charts while "Welcome to the Future" and "American Saturday Night" both peaked at number two. His recently released double-disc album "Hits Alive" debuted at number four on the Billboard Country Albums chart.

Paisley is sure to pack an energy-filled punch, while Rucker and Moore should be solid openers. If you have been saving your money while waiting for an exciting show to make it’s way through town, this would be a good bet.

Tickets, priced at $57.75 and $23.00, are still available and may be purchased at the BOK Center website, BOK Center box office, all Tulsa area Reasor’s locations or by calling 1-866-7-BOK-CTR. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.