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.
It took Brad Paisley about two seconds to decide he'd accept the invitation to open for the Rolling Stones, and that time was spent in a state of mild shock. "I still think they mis-dialed," he jokes. However, he also appreciates what the famous English rock band have done for country music.
Within minutes of Brad Paisley being announced as the opening act for the Rolling Stones on June 17 in Nashville, his team and family started fielding phone calls from other family, friends and strangers hoping they could score free tickets.
You know it's a huge show when an artist as big as Brad Paisley is your opening act. The country star has been announced as a very special support act for the Rolling Stones when they perform at Nashville's LP Field on June 17.
Brad Paisley's video for "Crushin' It" features the singer and all of his famous country superstar friends ... as cartoon superheroes! Paisley went above and beyond for the animated video, drawing and doing absolutely everything himself. As the video says, it's "his fault."
'Keep Austin Weird' is the slogan in the capital city of Texas, but on Saturday night (May 2), Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, the Band Perry and a handful of others kept it country for the second-annual iHeartRadio Country Festival.
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