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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 Reportedly Joining Team Blake on ‘The Voice’

Blake Shelton may have just gotten a leg up on the new season of The Voice, as Brad Paisley is reportedly on board to serve as an adviser to Team Blake this year.

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Best Song of Summer 2015: Brad Paisley vs. Zac Brown Band

Every year, Brad Paisley releases a song that seems penned with summer in mind. "Crushin' It" isn't about the beach, bonfires or getaways, but the singer captures an independence that's perfect for the season. Is it the Best Song of Summer 2015, however?

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Best Song of Summer 2015? You Decide!

Summer would be pretty lame without great country music. Some songs know how to chill, while others sound best turned up to 10. A few don't have much to do with the year's best season at all, while others feel like the writers were mixing whiskey and sunshine. So, which song is the Best Song of Summer 2015?

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Brad Paisley Doesn’t Keep His Own Awards

Brad Paisley is the proud recipient of a great many CMA, ACM, Grammy and American Music Awards, but don't look for them on the mantel if you go over to his house.

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Carrie Underwood + Brad Paisley Booked for Country Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are teaming up yet again, this time to raise money for one of the most prestigious institutions in the country music industry, the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Accidentally Racist? Let’s Be Done With the Confederate Flag in Country Music

The debate over the Confederate flag has re-ignited in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Charleston, S.C.

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5 Most Impressive Moments From Friday at Country Jam 2015

TGIF, indeed! Friday at 2015 Country Jam meant top-notch acts like Frankie Ballard, Thompson Square and, of course, Australia's Keith Urban, as well as several new faces. 100-degree weather did not scare any fans away, and it was another country-filled day at the longtime Colorado country festival.

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Brad Paisley Announced as First Country Jam 2016 Headliner

You’ll find few live shows better than Brad Paisley's mix of hit songs, sizzling guitar work and cheeky humor. The superstar is ready to bring it all to Grand Junction, Colo. next year. Paisley has just been announced as the first headliner for 2016 Country Jam!

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Brad Paisley Joins the Rolling Stones Onstage for ‘Dead Flowers’ in Nashville [Watch]

Brad Paisley had a big night onstage in Nashville on Wednesday (June 17), not only opening for the legendary Rolling Stones, but joining them onstage for a song.

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Brad Paisley Tour Stage Is Complete With Full Bar and Video Games

Big screen video games, a full bar and a live show that you get to be a part of. Who other than Brad Paisley could bring this fantasy and turn it into a reality for his 2015 Crushin' It tour?

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