Brad Paisley Plans 2009 Tour Dates With Dierks Bentley

Brad Paisley has enlisted Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker and Crystal Shawanda to join him on the final leg of his Paisley Party tour to begin in early 2009. Bentley will be on all 24 dates of the tour scheduled to begin Jan. 15 in Tupelo, Miss., and close March 1 in Yakima, Wash. Rucker, best known as lead vocalist for Hootie & the Blowfish, is enjoying his first country hit, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” Paisley plays guitar on “All I Want,” a track from Learn to Live, Rucker’s solo country album that will be released Sept. 16. Rucker will open the January shows, including stops in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, Ohio, Illinois and Nebraska. Shawanda, who recently released her debut album, Dawn of a New Day, will open the February concerts, including nine dates in her native Canada.