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Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley performing live on June 9, 2007.
Brad Paisley performing live on June 9, 2007.
Background information
Birth name Brad Douglas Paisley
Born October 28, 1972 (1972-10-28) (age 35)
Origin Glen Dale, West Virginia,
United States
Genre(s) Country
Occupation(s) musician, singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) Guitar, vocals
Years active 1999-present
Label(s) Arista Nashville
Website bradpaisley.com

Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. Starting with the release of his 1999 album Who Needs Pictures, Brad has recorded five studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified gold or higher by the RIAA[1]. In addition, he has charted nineteen singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, nine of which have reached Number One. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 190 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Glen Dale is a city located in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Arista Nashville is a record company which has the artists Keith Anderson, Brooks & Dunn, Diamond Rio, Jypsi, Brad Paisley, Phil Vassar. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Glen Dale is a city located in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Who Needs Pictures is the debut album by American country music singer-songwriter Brad Paisley. ... Arista Nashville is a record company which has the artists Keith Anderson, Brooks & Dunn, Diamond Rio, Jypsi, Brad Paisley, Phil Vassar. ... The RIAA Logo. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...

Contents

Biography

Early Years

Paisley has stated that his love of country music stems from his maternal grandfather, who gave Paisley his first guitar at age eight and taught him how to play. At age twelve Paisley wrote his first song, and by age thirteen, he was an opening act for country singers such as Ricky Skaggs and George Jones at the Capital Music Hall in Wheeling, West Virginia. Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... For other persons named George Jones, see George Jones (disambiguation). ... Nickname: The Friendly City Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: Settled 1769 Established 1806 Incorporated 1836  - Mayor Nick Sparachane  - City Manager Robert Herron  - Chief of Police Kevin Gessler, Sr. ...


Paisley graduated from John Marshall High School in Glen Dale, West Virginia [2], studied briefly at West Liberty State College (WV), and later was awarded a full-paid ASCAP scholarship to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee (from 1993 to 1995). While in college, he met Frank Rogers, a fellow student who went on to serve as his producer. Paisley also met Kelley Lovelace, who became his songwriting partner. John Marshall High School is a public high school located in Glen Dale, West Virginia. ... The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects intellectual property, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ... Belmont University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Nashville, Tennessee. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


After graduating from Belmont, Paisley signed a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing and he wrote David Kersh's top 5 hit, "Another You", as well as cuts by Tracy Byrd and David Ball. David Kersh (last name pronunciation: kɚʃ) is an American country music singer from Humble, Texas. ... Tracy Byrd (born on December 17, 1966 in Beaumont, Texas) is a country music singer. ... David Ball on the cover of Thinkin Problem (1994) David Ball (born July 9, 1953 in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is an American country musician. ...


1999-2001: Who Needs Pictures & Rise to Fame

His debut as a singer was with the label Arista Nashville, with the song "Who Needs Pictures" (released February 22, 1999). In May of that same year, he made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry[3]. Seven months later he had his first #1 hit with "He Didn't Have to Be," which detailed the story of Lovelace and Lovelace's stepson. is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... He Didnt Have to Be was the second single by country music singer-songwriter Brad Paisley from his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures. ...


In 2000, Paisley was exposed to his first national non-country music oriented audience when producer, Todd Baker, tapped him to appear on the TLC special, "Route 66: Main Street America." This show featured Paisley and band doing rare live and acoustic versions of Route 66. The international and home video versions of this program end with a full, un-cut acoustic rendition of the piece, which was performed live on Rainbow Bridge in Riverton, KS. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Todd Baker is an American film and television producer. ... TLC is a cable TV network in the US and Canada, that carries a variety of informational and reality-based programming. ... Route 66 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 is an American popular song, composed in 1946 by Bobby Troup and first recorded that same year by Nat King Cole. ... Rainbow Bridge The Rainbow Bridge is an old bridge over Brush Creek approximately two miles west of Riverton, Kansas on former U.S. Route 66, now a county road. ... Riverton, Kansas is a small, unincorporated community at the junction of K-66 and Alternate U.S. Route 69 and U.S. Route 400. ...


Later in 2000, Paisley won the Country Music Association's (CMA) Horizon Award and the Academy of Country Music's best new male vocalist trophy. He received his first Grammy Award nomination a year later. On February 17, 2001, Paisley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry[4]. The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ...


2001-2003: Part II & Beginning of Stardom

In 2002, he won the CMA Music Video of the Year for "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)." Several celebrities made notable guest appearances in the video, including Little Jimmy Dickens, Kimberly Williams, Dan Patrick, and Jerry Springer. Also see: 2002 (number). ... James Cecil Dickens (born December 19, 1920 from Bolt, West Virginia), Hillbilly singers never will come any hillbilly-er than Little Jimmy Dickens. ... Kimberly Williams-Paisley (born September 14, 1971 in Rye, New York) is an American actress. ... Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), better known as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster from Mason, Ohio. ... This article is about Jerry Springer himself. ...


2003-2005: Mud on The Tires

Paisley released his third album, Mud on the Tires (2003), following Who Needs Pictures and Part II. The album features the hit song "Celebrity," the video of which parodies reality shows such as Fear Factor and American Idol and included such celebrities as Jason Alexander, Jim Belushi, Little Jimmy Dickens, Trista Rehn, and William Shatner. The album's title track, "Mud on the Tires," reached Billboard #1 in 2004. Brenda Best of Nashville became infamous as the "Mudgirl" in Brad Paisley's "Mud on Tires" video.[5] This article refers to the American television show by this title. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... Jason Alexander (born Jason Scott Greenspan on September 23, 1959) is a Jewish American television, cinema and musical theatre actor, best known for his role as George Costanza on the hit television series Seinfeld. ... James Belushi (also known as Jim Belushi) (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor. ... James Cecil Dickens (born December 19, 1920 from Bolt, West Virginia), Hillbilly singers never will come any hillbilly-er than Little Jimmy Dickens. ... Trista Nicole Rehn-Sutter (born October 28, 1972 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a prominent former participant in the ABC reality television shows, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. ... William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ...


2005-2007: Time Well Wasted

In 2005, after touring with Reba McEntire and Terri Clark on the critically acclaimed "Two Hats and a Redhead Tour," he released Time Well Wasted, containing 15 tracks. This album includes "Alcohol," two duets — "When I Get Where I'm Going" with Dolly Parton and "Out in the Parking Lot" with Alan Jackson — and a bonus track, "Cornography." On November 6, 2006, the album "Time Well Wasted" won the Country Music Association CMA Award for Best Album. Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is a Grammy award winning American singer and country music performer, and actress. ... Terri Lynn Sauson (born on August 5, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian country music singer-songwriter best known by her stage name Terri Clark. ... Alcohol is the second track on Brad Paisleys fourth studio album, Time Well Wasted. ... When I Get Where Im Going is Brad Paisleys second single from his album Time Well Wasted and is his fourteenth career single. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American, Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... For other persons named Alan Jackson, see Alan Jackson (disambiguation). ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


Paisley also contributed two original songs to the Disney film Cars. These can be found on the film's soundtrack. This was in recognition of his contribution to the "Route 66: Main Street America" television special. This article is about the animated movie. ... Cars [SOUNDTRACK] is a 2006 Film, at Cars on Soundtrack. ...


2007-Present: 5th Gear & Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour

Paisley's newest album, 5th Gear, was released in the United States on June 19, 2007. "Ticks" was the first single from the album, and quickly rose to #1 on the country music singles charts. The second single from the album, "Online," just recently hit #1. The song contains the Brentwood High School marching band playing at the end of the song. 5th Gear is a motoring magazine shown on British TVs Channel 5. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Ticks is a single by American country music artist Brad Paisley that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. ... Online is a single by American country music artist Brad Paisley. ...


He is currently on tour with opening acts Taylor Swift and Rodney Atkins on the Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour, and recently shot another video for "Letter to Me" in his hometown of Glen Dale, WV. He invited his graduating class back to participate in the making of the video. "Letter To Me" debuted the week of October 15 on the "Radio and Records"[6] chart at #60. Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country music singer-songwriter . ... Rodney Atkins (born March 28, 1969, in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... Letter To Me is a single by country music singer-songwriter Brad Paisley. ... Radio and Records (R&R) is a weekly trade magazine that tracks radio airplay from the various genres including Pop, Country, R&B and many others. ...


Starting in January 2008, he will be touring with Rodney Atkins and Chuck Wicks. Chuck Wicks (born 1979? in Smyrna, Delaware) is one of the cast members of the American reality/soap series Nashville, which currently airs on FOX.[1] He is also a country music singer, currently signed to RCA Nashville Records. ...


Personal life

Paisley performing in 2006.
Paisley performing in 2006.

In 2000, Paisley began dating actress Kimberly Williams, on whom he'd had a crush since watching the 1991 movie Father of the Bride. The two married on March 15, 2003 at Stauffer Chapel on the campus of Pepperdine University; they live in Franklin, Tennessee with another home in Malibu. They have a son, William Huckleberry Paisley, born on February 22, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee.[7] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 538 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (695 × 774 pixel, file size: 249 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood concert, Colorado Springs World Arena, Fall 2006 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 538 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (695 × 774 pixel, file size: 249 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood concert, Colorado Springs World Arena, Fall 2006 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version... Kimberly Williams-Paisley (born September 14, 1971 in Rye, New York) is an American actress. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Father of the Bride is a 1991 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Martin Short, and Kieran Culkin. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Franklin is the county seat of Williamson County, Tennessee, USA. The population was 41,842 at the 2000 census. ... Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Jeff Jennings [1] Area  - Total 100. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ...


Paisley, a 32nd degree Mason,[8] owns a Learjet 45 and approximately 80 acres in Williamson County just outside of Franklin, TN.[9] Freemasons redirects here. ...


Paisley uses custom made Crook Telecaster Guitars and Dr. Z Amplifiers for his signature sound.[10]


Paisley is also known for creating animated videos to accompany his songs during concerts and tours.


Discography

For a list of singles and albums, see Brad Paisley discography.

This is a detailed discography for American country music singer Brad Paisley. ...

Awards

  • Academy of Country Music
    • 1999 - Top New Male Vocalist
    • 2004 - Vocal Event of the Year ("Whiskey Lullaby")
    • 2004 - Video of the Year ("Whiskey Lullaby")
    • 2005 - Album of the Year (Time Well Wasted)
    • 2005 - Vocal Event of the Year ("When I Get Where I'm Going")
    • 2005 - Video of the Year ("When I Get Where I'm Going")
    • 2006 - Top Male Vocalist
  • Country Music Association Awards (he has been nominated 38 times - a record)
    • 2000 - Horizon Award
    • 2001 - Vocal Event of the Year ("Too Country")
    • 2002 - Music Video of the Year ("I'm Gonna Miss Her")
    • 2004 - Musical Event of the Year ("Whiskey Lullaby")
    • 2004 - Music Video of the Year ("Whiskey Lullaby")
    • 2006 - Album of the Year (Time Well Wasted)
    • 2006 - Musical Event of the Year ("When I Get Where I'm Going")
    • 2007 - Music Video of the Year ("Online" - director Jason Alexander)
    • 2007 - Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards
    • 2000 - The Discovery Award
    • 2000 - Song of the Year ("He Didn't Have to Be")
    • 2000 - CMT Music Video of the Year ("He Didn't Have to Be")
  • CMT Music Awards
    • 2002 - Concept Video of the Year ("I'm Gonna Miss Her")
    • 2005 - Collaborative Video of the Year ("Whiskey Lullaby")
    • 2006 - Most Inspiring Video of the Year ("When I Get Where I'm Going")

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ... The Country Music Association Awards also known as the CMA Awards, are voted on by business members of the Country Music Association. ... Country Music Television, or CMT as it usually called, is an American country music oriented cable television channel. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.aristanashville.com/artists/more_details.cfm?artistid=1000009&moreid=1000003
  2. ^ 2004 Brad Paisley International Fan Club Fact Sheet
  3. ^ http://www.aristanashville.com/artists/more_details.cfm?artistid=1000009&moreid=1000003
  4. ^ http://www.aristanashville.com/artists/more_details.cfm?artistid=1000009&moreid=1000003
  5. ^ Craft, Dan. (May 24, 2007) Pantagraph. Summer music lineup has something for everyone.
  6. ^ http://www.radioandrecords.com
  7. ^ http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20012772,00.html
  8. ^ http://www.scottishrite.org/ee.php?/scottishrite/internal/brad_paisley_and_kendal_marcy
  9. ^ http://www.delawarestatefair.com/fair/grandstand_shows/brad_paisley.htm
  10. ^ http://www.delawarestatefair.com/fair/grandstand_shows/brad_paisley.htm

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