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.
Brad Paisley's new song "Crushin' It" squeaked by the latest from Maddie & Tae over the weekend. "Fly" garnered a healthy total — perhaps even enough for a return Showdown visit — but ultimately fell a few votes short. Paisley's latest from the Moonshine on the Trunk album will move on to face a new challenger today and Tuesday.
Congratulations to Austin Webb, who has entered the Hall of Fame after winning five straight Showdowns with his latest single, 'All Country on You.' Now we start fresh with a battle between Brad Paisley and Maddie + Tae.
Brad Paisley plays an average Joe down on his luck in his new song ‘Crushin’ It.’ The track from his most recent album recalls his most playful hits. Think ‘Alcohol’ or ‘Camouflage,’ but not quite that serious.
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