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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

A scholarship to Belmont University brought the West Virginia-born Brad Paisley to Nashville in the early 1990s. By that point, he was a seasoned picker and songwriter, having played all across his home state with a group of adult friends. Not long after signing with Arista Nashville, Paisley scored his first No. 1 with ‘He Didn’t Have to Be,’ but it was ‘I’m Gonna Miss Her’ that really broke the artist three years later. The song also led to his introduction to wife Kimberly Williams, whom he’d marry in 2003. The ‘Mud on the Tires’ and ‘Time Well Wasted’ albums are essential pickups from the ’00s. Each helped the now-star earn several industry awards and become a major venue headliner. In 2008, Paisley co-hosted the CMA Awards with Carrie Underwood for the first time.

  • Birthday: October 28, 1972
  • Top Songs: 'Whiskey Lullaby,' 'Alcohol,' 'She’s Everything'
  • Fun Fact: In his book 'Diary of a Player,' Paisley credits his grandfather, Jarvis, with starting his music career.
  • Further Reading: Top 10 Brad Paisley Songs, Best Brad Paisley Lyrics
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Brad Paisley Answers Three Ridiculous Questions From Jimmy Kimmel [Watch]

The jokes didn't stop for Brad Paisley following the CMA Awards. Ever wondered what appliance the 'Perfect Storm' singer is afraid of? Or his wifi password? The singer gave answers to three totally ridiculous questions during a sit down with Jimmy Kimmel.

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Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Take on Ebola, Taylor Swift, the President and Renee Zellweger in 2014 CMAs Monologue

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood went there. In what might be remembered as their edgiest monologue in their seven years hosting the CMA Awards, the co-hosts took on politics, epidemics and … Taylor Swift’s turn to pop music.

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Brad Paisley Extends Country Nation World Tour Into 2015

Brad Paisley has announced an additional leg of his latest tour, extending it into the first quarter of 2015.

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Brad Paisley Sends Up ‘The State of Texas’ With Jon Stewart

Brad Paisley joined political satirist Jon Stewart for an irreverent look at the state of politics in Texas on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' this week, as the show is filming in Austin.

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Brad Paisley Holding Out for Naked Photo Scandal for 2014 CMA Awards Monologue

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are hosting the CMA Awards for the seventh time this year, and Paisley is hoping to spice things up in the monologue.

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Carrie Underwood Talks Due Date, Pregnancy Worries During ‘The View’ Appearance

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley appeared on 'The View' on ABC Monday morning (Oct. 27) to talk about the 2014 CMA Awards, but it didn't take long for focus to turn to Underwood's baby bump. The 'Something in the Water' hitmaker dished on her due date, what she fears about motherhood and -- at the end -- her upcoming greatest hits album.

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Brad Paisley to Jam With Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler on CMA Country Christmas Special

The 2014 CMA Country Christmas just got a little more rockin'. Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler is set to take the stage for a very special performance with Brad Paisley.

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Warning: Brad Paisley May Stop the CMA Awards for Mom’s Spaghetti [Watch]

There's nothing like a home cooked meal, right Brad Paisley?! The superstar and CMA Awards co-host Carrie Underwood reminisce over past events ... and why one CMAs ended a little prematurely.

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Brad Paisley Partners With Boot Barn to Launch Moonshine Spirit Clothing Line

Brad Paisley can officially add Fashion Designer to his resume. The 'Perfect Storm' singer has paired up with Boot Barn to create the Moonshine Spirit Line, which includes boots, jeans, hats and more.

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Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Reminisce Over CMA Awards Past in Adorable Commercial [Watch]

With the 2014 CMA Awards just around the corner, six-time hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are feeling nostalgic.

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