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Brad Paisley

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Glen Dale, West Virginia (1999 – present)

Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia.

Brad Paisley has stated that his love of country music stems from his maternal grandfather, who gave Paisley his first guitar at age 8 and taught him how to play. At age 12, Paisley wrote his first song, and by 13 he was the opening act for country singers.

Paisley graduated from John Marshall High School in Glen Dale and enrolled at Belmont University (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.

After graduating from Belmont, Paisley signed a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing. 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. Seven months later he had his first #1 hit with, “”He Didn’t Have To Be.”

In 2000, Paisley made an appearance on the nationally televised special, “Route 66: Main Street America” featured on TLC (TV channel) and later that same year he 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, after forty appearances on the show, he was inducted into the Opry Hall of Fame.

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  • AngeloSwift13

    What? ahahahahah. You don't know him, you can't say he's a terrible person! By the way we were talking about his lyrics, not his personality. Your argument is invalid, lol.

    18 Apr 7:26pm Reply
  • OneRepublic93

    Oh, I actually did. And he's also a terrible person which leads to the final conclusion that only bigot people would listen to this kind of music. Don't misunderstood. He's a good musician, but he's a really terrible and close-minded human being. It's sad he sold his soul to what bigot American country has to offer.

    15 Apr 8:00pm Reply
  • AngeloSwift13

    OneRepublic93, you clearly haven't listened to Brad's discography. Most of his songs have got clever lyrics (Harvey Bodine is my favorite), and he's a great lyricists and guitar player. He seldom did songs about getting drunk and having sex .-.

    11 Apr 11:31am Reply
  • OneRepublic93

    Writing songs about getting drunk and having sex is clever? Oh really?

    31 Mar 10:13am Reply
  • Adrisolis211

    Can some one tell me how to download music

    5 Mar 2:34pm Reply
  • irblp

    keep writing music brad! your music heals me :)

    25 Jan 4:06pm Reply
  • ixab_

    "I don't know your music cuz i don't drive a pickup and i don't sleep with my sister" :D haha love jimmy kimmel

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • AngeloSwift13

    Brad >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • CM-Girl

    Happy Birthday :)

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • randy98mtu

    My most played artist. Seen him live 3 or 4 times. Awesome performer. So many great songs, clever lyrics and amazing guitars!

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • FCA19795

    Remind Me with Carrie Underwood is great. But what is with country singers and the hats? I mean he does not have one picture without a hat. Correction, there is one, and he has a baseball cap one. lol

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
  • HolyandFallen

    amazing music, i keep discovering new things every time i listen to his songs

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • AngeloSwift13

    "I can't change the world" is his new single :D

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • LiuMusicbox

    stunning

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Jason1087

    Brad Paisley英俊的五官,行云流水的吉他演奏,幽默诙谐的填词,粗壮的手臂,闪着光的眼神,还有一把低沉粗犷的好嗓子,……这个天蝎座男人简直是性感与才华集一身的代表人物,不知道是多少人的性幻想对象呢。keywords:Scorpius,sexy,beautiful,man,male vocalist,country,guitar instrumental

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Djentleman76

    my favorite country star

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • davidn87

    UK fan here [3] Don't know where the hell all my scrobbles went!!!

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ramsesisimus

    UK fan here [2]

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • WLDB

    One of the few mainstream country stars I like. Mostly because he can pull off both the poppy stuff and traditional country. He also doesnt mind making fun of himself or others in the business which I like.

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • kwayne16

    I'm not a big fan of country but, I listen yesterday for the first time one song of him - 'Southern Comfort Zone' - and damn, I fall in love for his music ! Respect from Portugal : )

    5 May 2013 Reply
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