Country superstar Brad Paisley will headline the Rockin' River Music Fest Aug. 15-17 in Mission.
"Brad Paisley is one of the world's top country acts and having him at Mission Raceway will be the Lower Mainland's top country show of the year," said con-cert organizer Kenny Hess. "We're tremendously excited."
Paisley is a consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year for 2010.
Paisley has placed 20 singles at the top of the charts, the latest a duet with Carrie Underwood, Remind Me.
The recording artist's current album, This Is Country Music, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and is his sixth consecutive studio album to debut as the nation's country best-seller.
Paisley released his first book, Diary of a Player, Nov. 1, 2011 and it was on the New York Times Best Seller list for two weeks.
Paisley's 2012 Virtual Reality World Tour played to more than one million fans and his next album, Wheelhouse, will be released April 9. His current single is Southern Comfort Zone.
"We are absolutely thrilled to have Brad Paisley at our festival," said Hess. "We are ready for the biggest party this valley has ever seen."
Rockin' River Music Fest takes place Aug. 15-17 at Mission Raceway Park, 32670 Dyke Rd., Mission and features headline acts Big 'n' Rich and Joe Nichols, along with some of B.C.'s and Canada's best country talent, to be announced in the months to come.
Rockin' River Music Fest tickets and camping are available at rockinriverfest.com. For more information visit rockinriverfest.com, facebook.com/rockinriver, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Rockin' River Hotline at 604-733-2235.