COUNTRY® Financial Hits the Road On A New Track With Train

Recent Billboard- and Grammy-winning band hops on the Road Trips and Guitar Picks concert series

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., May 24, 2011 -- COUNTRY Financial is extending its Road Trips and Guitar Picks concert series by hooking up with Train, which is coming off two Billboard Music Awards and a new single, "Save Me, San Francisco," that moved into the Top 20 on the adult Top 40 chart in just three weeks. The partnership means fans get access to nine enhanced live concert experiences and chances to win tickets and backstage parties with the band at

"We are thrilled to join COUNTRY Financial on the road and bring our fans a whole new way to experience our music, our lives and our journey," says Pat Monahan from Train.

The Road Trips and Guitar Picks concerts with Train are:

  • July 28 Denver Red Rocks
  • Aug. 17 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
  • Aug. 20 Chicago Charter One Pavilion
  • Sept. 1 Alpharetta, Ga. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • Sept. 4 Kansas City, Mo. Starlight
  • Sept. 5 Minneapolis Minnesota State Fair
  • Sept. 13 Auburn, Wa. White River Amphitheatre
  • Sept. 19 Tucson, Ariz. Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre
  • Sept. 22 Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre

Fans at each show can stop by the Road Trips and Guitar Picks area to play games, win prizes and get access to special photo opportunities.  

"The Road Trips and Guitar Picks concert series is going full steam ahead with Train on board," says Doyle Williams, chief marketing officer at COUNTRY.  "This year, we're bringing more artists to more fans across the country."  

Even if fans can't make it to a concert, the Road Trips and Guitar Picks Facebook page,, is a place where fans can access features they can't get anywhere else:

  • The chance to meet the band, win concert tickets and other prizes
  • Free MP3 downloads
  • Fan discussion and interaction
  • Behind-the-scenes news from the tour
  • Road Trips and Guitar Picks newsletter

Train becomes the second act to join the 2011 Road Trips and Guitar Picks concert series. One of country music's hottest bands, Little Big Town, is performing 20 concerts as part of the Road Trips series.  Fans should join Road Trips and Guitar Picks on Facebook,, to find out what other top artist will be a part of the 2011 tour series.

Notes to Editors

About Train

Multiplatinum band Train has made its mark on music history with their GRAMMY-Award-winning song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and chart-topping singles "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." Train earned their third GRAMMY earlier this year for worldwide smash "Hey Soul Sister" from its current release Save Me, San Francisco. "Hey Soul Sister" was the biggest selling single of 2010 and hit #1 at radio in the US and in 15 countries abroad. Train hit #1 again with "If It's Love" and the current single "Marry Me" from Save Me, San Francisco has reached platinum status as well. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over eight million tracks. For more information, go to or contact Train's Publicist, Karen Wiessen at or (917) 627-9363.


COUNTRY Financial, founded in 1925, serves one million households and businesses throughout the United States. COUNTRY and its financial representatives help clients protect what they have, save for a comfortable future, and achieve financial security. For more information, go to


Jonathan Barnes

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May 24, 2011 9:50am ET by Pressparty   Comments (0)

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