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Texas Schools invited to take over Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth Saturday morning, September 5 with bands, mascots, cheerleaders and fans

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by the Home Depot trucks will roll into Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth this week for the opening weekend of college football. Fans and mascots from Texas schools such as Baylor, North Texas, SMU, TCU and UT, as well as fans of the two teams featured in that night’s ABC Saturday Night Football 7 p.m. CSTmatchup – Wisconsin and Alabama, are invited to Sundance Square to kick off the season with College GameDay, its on-site fan activities and country music superstar Brad Paisley.

Paisley, who served as a guest picker at GameDay’s West Virginia stop last year will perform his new single, “Country Nation” for the crowd and viewers at home during the Saturday, Sept. 5, season-opening telecast (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. CST) hosted by Rece Davis with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack. Additional programming details will be announced later thia week including planned features, segments and the guest picker.

Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 20 of his 23 #1 singles with the first being his 1999 hit “He Didn’t Have To Be” and his most recent, “Perfect Storm,” from his chart-topping 2014 album Moonshine in the Trunk. Paisley kicked off his Crushin’ It World Tour the middle of May by playing to over 50,000 fans the first weekend and continues through October. Paisley has partnered with Boot Barn® and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. Fans can look for him and Carrie Underwood to return as hosts of “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” for the eighth consecutive year when “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Connect with Brad at www.BradPaisley.com http://www.BradPaisley.com> ,www.Facebook.com/BradPaisley http://www.Facebook.com/BradPaisley> , on Twitter @BradPaisley https://twitter.com/BradPaisley> , on Instagram @Brad Paisley https://instagram.com/bradpaisley/> , and YouTube at YouTube.com/BradPaisley https://www.youtube.com/user/BRADPAISLEY> .

College football’s longest running and most celebrated pregame show - College GameDay, is hosted by Rece Davis, with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski. The three-hour program of debate and discussion about the week’s most compelling college football stories and previews of the weekend’s biggest games is in its 29th season.

Sundance Square is a vibrant 35-block commercial, residential, entertainment and retail district where people work, live, shop and dine among beautiful landscaping, red-brick streets and turn-of-the-century buildings. More information about Sundance Square can be found at www.sundancesquare.com.