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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 Colt Ford for ‘River Bank Rip Rap’ [Listen]

The remixes just keep coming! Brad Paisley is the latest hitmaker to blend one of his popular singles, this time with the help of Colt Ford.

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Brad Paisley Releases ‘Moonshine in the Trunk’ Track Listing

After using Twitter to leak samples of his new album to fans (against his record label's wishes), Brad Paisley and his label are announcing the album's track listing and release date.

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Brad Paisley Dishes on Bromance With Ludacris

The male judges of 'Rising Star,' Brad Paisley and Ludacris, seem like polar opposites. But as the saying goes, "opposites attract." The country singer dishes on his growing bromance with the rapper, admitting their friendship was instantaneous.

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Brad Paisley Leaks New Music Against Record Label’s Wishes

Brad Paisley got into a little trouble this weekend. He previewed new music including the new song, 'Moonshine in the Trunk,' for followers on Twitter without his label knowing.

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Brad Paisley on Marriage: ‘Failure’s Not an Option’

Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley have been together for more than a decade, and the singer shares what he thinks helps keep their marriage happy.

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Brad Paisley Keeps His Word, Performs With Sarah Darling at Grand Ole Opry

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).

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Brad Paisley on Breastfeeding Mom at Concert Debacle: ‘It Seemed She Did the Absolute Wrong Thing’

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.

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Mom Claims She Was Asked to Leave Brad Paisley Concert for Breastfeeding

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.

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Top 10 Country Music Videos of All Time

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?

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Brad Paisley Brings ‘River Bank’ to ‘Rising Star’ Stage [Watch]

Brad Paisley did double duty Sunday night (July 6) when he played his part as judge on ABC's 'Rising Star' and performed 'River Bank' on the show's stage.

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