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 is a man of his word. The hitmaker told rising country star Sarah Darling -- who narrowly missed the chance to move on in 'Rising Star' -- that she could share the stage with him at the Grand Ole Opry, and the two singers did just that on Friday (July 18).
A woman claims she was kicked out of a recent Brad Paisley concert in San Diego for breastfeeding. Police disagreed strongly, and Paisley -- who talked about the incident on radio this week -- says he does, too.
A mom and her 4-month-old attending Brad Paisley's recent concert in San Diego were asked to leave by police, who allegedly told her it was to protect the child. However, mom Megan Christopherson thinks it was because she was breastfeeding her baby.
Carrie Underwood is responsible for some of the top music videos of all time, but she lands only one on this list of the Top 10. Same for Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift, two others who consistently assemble very entertaining clips to back their biggest hits. So ... who's No. 1?
Right from the start, sweet Manuela had our hearts. She introduced Brad Paisley's 'Behind the Clouds,' which was recorded for the first 'Cars' movie, by saying, "This is my dad's favorite song because it makes him feel very well inside."
Leah Turner is a country newcomer who's humble enough to realize she’s working for one of the greatest of all time. And she’s taking notes. The ‘Pull Me Back’ singer says Brad Paisley has been nothing but kind to her and her crew.
Sarah Darling is a rising country star in Nashville, so it's only fitting that she would audition on the debut of ABC's new show 'Rising Star' on Sunday (June 22). And judge Brad Paisley had a very strong opinion on Darling's performance.
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