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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 Calls on Mascots Everywhere for ‘Country Nation’ Video

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The Showdown: Danielle Bradbery vs. Brad Paisley

The most recent Showdown demonstrates why Danielle Bradbery has some of the most passionate fans of any artist in country music. Canaan Smith put up a fight, but his faithful were overwhelmed by Bradbery's massive voting block, and she'll face a new challenge from Brad Paisley today and over the weekend.

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Brad Paisley, ‘Country Nation’ [Listen]

Brad Paisley wanders around stylistically quite a bit, but he always comes back to what he does best. The country music veteran does exactly that with "Country Nation," the fourth single from his current Moonshine in the Trunk album.

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Brad Paisley to Headline ‘College GameDay’ Season Opener

Brad Paisley is headed to Ft. Worth, Texas, this weekend to help kick-off another season of college football.

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Brad Paisley to Play Free Shows on Country Nation College Tour

Brad Paisley's fall tour will take him to a few of the biggest universities in America. The Country Nation College tour is set to begin on Sept. 6 with a free show on the campus of Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va.

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Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood to Host 2015 CMA Awards

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to co-host the 2015 CMA Awards in November, marking the eighth time they have shared the honors.

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Confirmed: Brad Paisley Joins 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 on board to serve as an advisor 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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