Jimmy Kimmel is headed south — South by Southwest, that is, and he's bringing along Brad Paisley.

Kimmel is taking his talk show to Austin again in 2015 for the annual SXSW music conference, which is one of the key music industry gatherings each year. The event and festival features the hottest music, film and interactive artists, with an emphasis on cutting-edge up-and-coming acts, and Kimmel will be on hand all week, with guests including comic actor Kevin Hart, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Matthew McConaughey. Blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will drop by to sit in with Kimmel's house band, Cleto and the Cletones.

Paisley will join Kimmel on one of those nights, presumably to perform selections from his latest album, Moonshine in the Trunk, which he released in August of 2014. The album has spawned the hit singles "River Bank" and "Perfect Storm," the latter of which reached No. 1 on Billboard's US Country Airplay chart. Paisley's current single is "Crushin' It." The singer-songwriter and guitarist will embark on his Crushin' It world tour on May 15, featuring Justin Moore and hot newcomer Mickey Guyton as his special guests.

SXSW runs March 13-22 in Austin, and a number of country artists will be featured, including Sam Hunt, Cam and Wynonna and the Big Noise. Willie Nelson will also host his fourth annual Heartbreaker Banquet at his ranch just outside of the city. Click below to check out some of the most exciting up-and-coming acts slated to appear at this year's festival.

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