I bet Brad Paisley would have never guessed he would be playing with a symphony orchestra back when he first hit the country charts back in 1999.  But it was a dream come true over the weekend when he was invited to the 29th annual Symphony Ball at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville where he was honored with this year's Harmony Award. 

But it hard to know if it was the cowboy hat singer who stole the show or wife/actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley.  You have to agree, together, they are Nashville's hottest couples.  Talk about dressing to impress.

Brad Paisley is one of 12 acts that have been announced so far for the Hawk's Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain Resort in Hunter, New York.  For the complete lineup, click HERE.  Take advantage of special holiday gift pricing by using the code word: HOLIDAY at ticket checkout.

98.1 the Hawk has special 3-day passes to give away this week.  Listen for the sounds of the Hawk Holiday Elves between 6am and 7pm all this week with Glenn & Traci, John and Rich.  Caller #9 qualifies for VIP passes, including camping.  Now through the end of 2013, you can also win 3-day VIP passes with HAWK REWARDS.