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Brad Paisley

Contemporary country singer/songwriter Brad Paisley was born October 28, 1972, in Glen Dale, WV; given his first guitar at age eight, he delivered his first public performance at church two years later. With his 50-something guitar teacher Clarence “Hank” Goddard and two of the older man’s seasoned musician buddies, the teenaged Paisley formed his first band, the C-Notes, and at age 12 started writing his own music. After playing in front of the local Rotary Club, he was invited to appear on Wheeling station WWVA’s famed Saturday night broadcast Jamboree USA. Paisley’s debut was so well received that he was invited to become a part of the program full-time, and in the years to follow he opened for the likes of the Judds, Roy Clark, and Little Jimmy Dickens. He later attended Nashville’s Belmont University, serving an internship with ASCAP; the contacts Paisley made there helped him land a songwriting deal with EMI, and he also appeared on innumerable demos.

Signing to Arista, he put forth his debut solo album, Who Needs Pictures, in 1999. The record produced two chart-topping singles in “He Didn’t Have to Be,” an ode to loving stepfathers, and “We Danced” and also acquired generally positive reviews for its diversity of country styles. In the meantime, Paisley recorded a duet with Chely Wright, “Hard to Be a Husband, Hard to Be a Wife,” for the Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry compilation; the two later joined efforts on several music for Wright’s Never Love You Enough album. The sophomore to Paisley’s debut, Part II, was issued in 2001 and promptly returned him to the Top Five with “Two People Fell in Love.” “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” gave Paisley his third chart-topper, and “Wrapped Around” fell one spot short of becoming his fourth. “I Wish You’d Stay” became the fourth Top Ten hit from the record in early 2003.

At the beginning of August 2005, Paisley put together a short “director’s commentary” preview of his next album for his fan base to download. The full album, Time Well Wasted, appeared two weeks later and narrowly missed the top of the album charts, though it did hit number one on the country charts. In 2006 Brad Paisley Christmas, a collection of both originals and covers, came out, came by 5th Gear in 2007, which included the ubiquitous “Ticks,” a sure future novelty classic. An record of mostly guitar instrumentals (Paisley’s excellent guitar playing is a big part of his appeal), Play, followed in 2008, with the big country vocal hit “Waitin’ on a Woman” added in as a “bonus” track. By now poised at the very top of the commercial country world, Paisley put forth American Saturday Night in 2009.

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George Jones Final Concert Tribute Details

Posted by Shauna Castorena On October - 9 - 2013

What would have been George Jones’ final concert appearance in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 22, 2013 is now a star-studded tribute to the country music legend. In addition, “Playin’ Possum! The Final NO Show” has been dubbed the official name of the event. “The evening of George Jones songs is going to be the best [...]

Brad Paisley Beat This Summer-Music Video

Posted by HaleighT On May - 28 - 2013

The Official Music Video For Brad Paisley’s Single, “Beat This Summer.” Below is the official music video for Brad Paisley’s current single, “Beat This Summer.” The song comes from Paisley’s latest album, Wheelhouse. At first I wasn’t so sure how I felt about this song, but after a few listens I approved! The video is [...]

2013 ACM Awards Fan Jam Concert Performers

Posted by MissMolly On March - 13 - 2013

Brad Paisley and More to Perform 2013 ACM Awards Fan Jam Concert! The 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards are just a couple weeks away, and the ACM Experience will ensure that country fans have an unforgettable week when “Vegas Goes Country.” The week leading up to the Sunday night awards show will feature a [...]

Brad Paisley Beat This Summer 2013 Tour Date and Details

Posted by MissMolly On March - 4 - 2013

Brad Paisley Announces Dates and Details On His 2013 Beat This Summer Tour! We were all waiting for this news, and it finally broke last week! Brad Paisley has released the first dates and details of his 2013 Beat This Summer Tour sponsored by the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store! The line-up of dates will [...]

Brad Paisley Wheelhouse Album Details

Posted by HaleighT On February - 15 - 2013

Get A Look At The Track Listing For Brad Paisley’s Next Album. Brad Paisley just racked up his 21st No. 1 single with “Southern Comfort Zone” and now he has art work and a track listing to share with fans. Wheelhouse, his 8th regular studio album is scheduled to be released Tuesday, April 9 with [...]

Brad Paisley New Album Title Wheelhouse

Posted by MissMolly On January - 10 - 2013

Brad Paisley Announces New Album Title, Wheelhouse. Brad Paisley stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight to perform his current single “Southern Comfort Zone”, and also took a second to make an important announcement. Paisley let the viewing audience know the title of his upcoming album which drops April 9th this year! The new album title [...]

Brad Paisley To Announce New Album Title On Jimmy Kimmel

Posted by MissMolly On January - 9 - 2013

Brady Paisley Announces Album Title Tonight on Jimmy Kimmel! Since his release of new single “Southern Comfort Zone“, we’ve all been waiting with baited breath to hear details about Brad Paisley‘s upcoming album! We know that it’s due out on April 9th, but not much else. Well, Paisley just tweeted to let us all know [...]

Brad Paisley Southern Comfort Zone Video: Review

Posted by Vickye On December - 17 - 2012

Brad Paisley’s Southern Comfort Zone Video Is An Unlikely Masterpiece: Review I am a big fan of Brad Paisley so I was excited for the music video for “Southern Comfort Zone“, a brilliant song about Southern pride still encouraging people to see the world, and then be glad to come home! The video appears to [...]

Brad Paisley Southern Comfort Zone Video

Posted by HaleighT On December - 14 - 2012

The Official Music Video For Brad Paisley’s Southern Comfort Zone. Here is the official music video for Brad Paisley’s “Southern Comfort Zone.” It involves a lot of running and a lot of different locations. Watch the video below and be looking for a new album from Paisley in 2013!

Brad Paisley Southern Comfort Zone Video Live Ustream

Posted by MissMolly On December - 6 - 2012

Brad Paisley Will Debut Music Video for “Southern Comfort Zone” Live Via Ustream! Brad Paisley is all set to release the music video for current single “Southern Comfort Zone“, and he’s going to do it in a really fun way! On December 10th fans will be able to see the video debut live via Ustream, [...]