Arista Nashville country artist Brad Paisley will headline the first CMT Most Wanted Live tour, which will hit 44 cities this fall starting Sept. 19 in Phoenix and winding down with a Dec. 12-14 stand

Arista Nashville country artist Brad Paisley will headline the first CMT Most Wanted Live tour, which will hit 44 cities this fall starting Sept. 19 in Phoenix and winding down with a Dec. 12-14 stand in Las Vegas. The rest of the lineup will rotate, with the likes of Steve Azar, Chris Cagle, Tammy Cochran, Andy Griggs, Steve Holy, Shannon Lawson, Pinmonkey, Rascal Flatts, Tommy Shane Steiner, and Darryl Worley performing at various stops.

Tour updates and information, including the specific opening acts for each date, are available on CMT's official Web site, and will also be broadcast on "Most Wanted Live," which airs on CMT Tuesday-Saturday at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The station will be sending a film crew along with the tour to tape segments that will be aired on the show.

"I can't wait for the CMT Most Wanted Live tour to begin," Paisley said in a statement. "I'm so proud to represent CMT on the road, along with a bunch of artists I'm honored to call my friends." Paisley has been one of the most wanted on "Most Wanted Live," having appeared on the show six times.

Paisley, at 29 the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry cast, is still touring in support of his second album "Part II," which debuted last June at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and No. 31 on The Billboard 200. It features the single "I'm Gonna Miss Her" (The Fishin' Song)," which topped Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart earlier this month.

Here is the CMT Most Wanted Live tour schedule:

Sept. 19: Phoenix (Celebrity Theater)
Sept. 21: Tucson, Ariz. (Electric Ball Park)
Sept. 24: San Diego (Humphrey's)
Sept. 25: Saratoga, Calif. (Villa Montalvo Garden Theatre)
Sept. 26: Tulare, Calif. (International Agricultural Center Tulare)
Sept. 27: Los Angeles (Universal Amphitheatre)
Sept. 28: Kelseyville, Calif. (Konocti Harbor)
Sept. 29: Redding, Calif. (Win River Casino)
Oct. 2: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theatre)
Oct. 3: Beaumont, Texas (Montagne Center)
Oct. 4: Austin, Texas (Backyard)
Oct. 5: Arlington, Texas (Cowboy's)
Oct. 10: Jackson, Tenn. (Oman Arena)
Oct. 11: Jackson, Miss. (Mississippi State Fair)
Oct. 12: Montgomery, Ala. (Alabama National Fair)
Oct. 13: Columbia, S.C. (South Carolina State Fair)
Oct. 17: Fairfax, Va. (Patriot Center)
Oct. 18: Norfolk, Va. (Naval Base)
Oct. 19: Bristol, Tenn. (Viking Hall)
Oct. 24: Cleveland (Allen Theatre)
Oct. 25: Charleston, W.Va. (Civic Center)
Oct. 26: Hiawassee, Ga. (Anderson Music Hall)
Oct. 27: Mobile, Ala. (Greater Gulf Fair)
Oct. 31: Louisville (Kentucky Fair & Expo Center)
Nov. 2: Shreveport, La. (Hirsch Memorial Coliseum)
Nov. 7: St. Charles, Mo. (Family Arena)
Nov. 8: Owensboro, Ky. (Executive Inn Rivermont)
Nov. 9: Fort Wayne, Ind. (Embassy Theater)
Nov. 14: Birmingham, Ala. (Boutwell Auditorium)
Nov. 15: Spartanburg, S.C. (Memorial Auditorium)
Nov. 16: Charlotte, N.C. (Cabarrus Arena)
Nov. 17: Knoxville, Tenn. (Civic Coliseum)
Nov. 20: Milwaukee (Riverside Theatre)
Nov. 21: Madison, Mich. (Alliant Energy Center)
Nov. 22: Danville, Ill. (Palmer Civic Center)
Nov. 23: Battle Creek, Mich. (Kellogg Arena)
Dec. 5: Tulsa, Okla. (Expo Center)
Dec. 6: Lincoln, Neb. (Pershing Auditorium)
Dec. 7: Topeka, Kan. (Expo Center)
Dec. 8: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (US Cellular Center)
Dec. 9: Sioux Falls, S.D. (Washington Pavilion)
Dec. 12-14: Las Vegas (Las Vegas Hilton)

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