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Brad Paisley

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, Carrie Underwood Win ‘Remind Me’ Lawsuit

A lawsuit that claims Brad Paisley and his “Remind Me” co-writers stole an idea when they wrote and recorded the 2011 hit was decided this week. The artists, songwriters and publishers have defeated a copyright claim from singer and songwriter Amy Bowen.

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No. 12: Brad Paisley (Feat. Alison Krauss), ‘Whiskey Lullaby’ – Top Country Songs of the Century

While known for clever, tongue-in-cheek country anthems, Brad Paisley's greatest gift may be storytelling.

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Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Dish on Their CMA Co-Hosting Strategy

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are buds, that much is certain. But how do they translate that camaraderie onto the stage when they host the CMA Awards?

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Brad Paisley Announces 2016 Country Nation College Tour

This fall, Brad Paisley will visit college campuses again for his second Country Nation College Tour.

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Brad Paisley Reveals the Sex of Couple’s Baby Onstage [Watch]

Brad Paisley has been known to invite fans on his stage for wedding proposals, but Sunday night (Aug. 7) in St. Louis, the singer took part in something even more unique.

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Brad Paisley Goes Nationwide for New Ad Campaign

As an artist, Brad Paisley wears many hats: a country star, an award show host, his actual cowboy hat. Now he has one more role to add to his resume; the creator of new jingles for Nationwide Insurance.

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Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Win at 2016 Teen Choice Awards

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley pocketed big wins Sunday night (July 31) at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards, even though neither were in attendance.

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Brad Paisley Sings With Melania Trump + Michelle Obama [Watch]

Brad Paisley is well known for his funnyman antics, both on tour and at awards shows. Recently, the country singer remade his duet with Demi Lovato, "Without a Fight," to feature a hilarious mashup of campaign speeches between Melania Trump and Michelle Obama.

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Brad Paisley to Play Free Show in Place of Canceled Buckle Up Fest

Brad Paisley is going above and beyond for fans in Cincinnati after a disappointing cancellation of Buckle Up Festival, originally slated for Aug. 5-6 with Paisley as the headliner.

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Brad Paisley Joins Demi Lovato in Concert for ‘Without a Fight’ [Watch]

Brad Paisley joined Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas last night (July 26) in Washington, D.C. for a special appearance on the Future Now Tour. Paisley walked out on stage for his duet with Lovato on their new single "Without a Fight," as well as Lovato's poignant "Stone Cold."

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