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 and Darius Rucker asked for help with a classic version of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" on Tuesday night during the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief broadcast.
Brad Paisley is a master singer-songwriter and guitarist, but he's also got a killer sense of humor, and he gets to display it full force in his new Netflix comedy special, Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo.
Fans going to see Brad Paisley perform at the Today Show’s outdoor concert series got a little wet the morning of Aug. 4, waiting for the artist to perform, but he made it up to them with a special performance.
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