Brad Paisley Lands Exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame
Brad Paisley's career will be the subject of an upcoming exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The as-yet-untitled exhibit is set to open at the Hall of Fame on Nov. 18, 2016, and run through May 14, 2017.
The exhibit will chronicle the West Virginia native's journey from a child prodigy who first performed at age 13 on the renowned WWVA’s Jamboree USA to becoming one of the biggest stars in contemporary country music. Among Paisley's many honors are three Grammys and a CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year. A well-respected songwriter, Paisley has written 20 of his 23 No. 1 hits, and he's also one of the most acclaimed guitarists in country music.
Materials will include musical instruments, performance clothing, manuscripts, awards, photographs and childhood mementos, including early examples of Paisley’s talent for drawings and illustrations. Some of the items on display will also illustrate his connections to many of his guitar heroes, including Chet Atkins, James Burton, John Jorgenson, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and Don Rich of the Buckaroos.
"There are many who pick up a guitar at a young age with the hope of turning it into a career someday. There are few who stick with it and even fewer who go on to become an award-winning artist such as Brad Paisley," Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young says in a press release. "We’re thrilled to tell the story of this incredibly talented musician with our latest exhibition."
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