65 Facts About Brad Paisley


Bradley Douglas Paisley was born on October 28,1972 and is an American country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist.


Brad Paisley has scored 35 Top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 20 of which have reached number one.


Brad Paisley set a new record in 2009 for the most consecutive singles reaching the top spot on that chart.


Brad Paisley has earned country music's crowning achievement, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.


Brad Paisley was born and raised in Glen Dale, West Virginia.


Brad Paisley is the only child of Douglas Edward "Doug" Paisley, who worked for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, and Sandra Jean "Sandy" Paisley, a teacher.


Brad Paisley has stated that his love of country music stems from his maternal grandfather, Warren Jarvis, who gave him his first guitar, a Sears Danelectro Silvertone, and taught him how to play at eight years old.


Brad Paisley had been taking lessons with local guitarist Clarence "Hank" Goddard.


Brad Paisley would become the youngest person inducted into the Jamboree USA Hall of Fame.


Brad Paisley graduated from John Marshall High School in Glen Dale, West Virginia, in 1991, and then studied for two years at West Liberty State College in West Liberty, West Virginia.


Brad Paisley was awarded a fully paid ASCAP scholarship to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he majored in music business and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Mike Curb School of Music Business in 1995.


Brad Paisley interned at ASCAP, Atlantic Records, and the Fitzgerald-Hartley management firm.


Brad Paisley met Chris DuBois in college, and he, too, would write songs for him.


Later in 2000, Brad Paisley won the Country Music Association's Horizon Award and the Academy of Country Music's best new male vocalist trophy.


Brad Paisley received his first Grammy Award nomination a year later for Best New Artist.


On February 17,2001, Brad Paisley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.


Brad Paisley co-produced the former two tracks with her, in addition to playing guitar on them and featuring members of his road band, The Drama Kings; he sang backing vocals on "One Night in Las Vegas" and "Not as In Love".


Brad Paisley released his third album, Mud on the Tires, following Who Needs Pictures and Part II.


Brad Paisley contributed two original songs to the Disney Pixar's film Cars.


At the 2006 Grammy Awards, Brad Paisley received four nominations: Best Country Album, Best Country Song, Best Country Instrumental and Best Country Vocal, Male.


Brad Paisley was nominated for three 2008 Grammy Awards related to 5th Gear: Best Country Album, Best Country Collaboration, and Best Country Instrumental.


In March 2008, Brad Paisley announced his next tour, The Brad Paisley Party, a 42-date tour sponsored by Hershey's.


On November 12,2008, Brad Paisley won Male Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year for "Waitin' on a Woman" during the CMAs.


Brad Paisley announced on January 26,2009, that he would be embarking on a new tour named American Saturday Night, with Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne opening for most of the shows.


On July 21,2009, Brad Paisley performed at the White House for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in celebration of country music.


On November 11,2009, Brad Paisley co-hosted the CMA Awards for the second straight year.


Brad Paisley performed "Welcome to the Future", and won both Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for "Start a Band" with Keith Urban.


On March 1,2010, Brad Paisley was the first musical performance with "American Saturday Night" for the second tenure of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


On March 5,2010, Brad Paisley slipped and fell performing his last song of the set, "Alcohol", at a concert at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, South Carolina, on the final date of the American Saturday Night Tour.


On July 31,2010, Brad Paisley performed alongside Carrie Underwood at the inaugural Greenbrier Classic PGA Tour Event in Lewisburg, West Virginia.


An estimated 60,000 people attended the outdoor event to watch Underwood and Brad Paisley perform in the pouring rain.


Brad Paisley cohosted the 44th Annual CMA Awards on November 10,2010, where he was awarded the CMA's top award, Entertainer of the Year.


In December 2010, Brad Paisley released "This Is Country Music" as the title track to his eighth studio album, released May 23,2011.


On May 12,2011, Brad Paisley's website announced that he would release two songs on the soundtrack for the film Cars 2.


Brad Paisley's website announced that he was a fan of Twain, prompting his collaboration on the project with Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Buffett, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, and others.


On October 19,2011, Brad Paisley made a voice cameo as various background characters in the South Park episode "Bass to Mouth".


On January 14,2012, Brad Paisley was a guest on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, during which he did a rendition of "Life's Railway to Heaven" by Charles Davis Tillman.


Brad Paisley toured the country and made pit stops at local country music festivals.


On September 20,2012, Brad Paisley released a new single, "Southern Comfort Zone".


The album's third single, "I Can't Change the World", was released to country radio on August 19,2013: despite a moderately good debut, the single failed to reach the top 20 on country charts, peaking at number 22 on Country Airplay and becoming Brad Paisley's lowest-charting single to date.


On June 12,2013, Brad Paisley announced on his Twitter page that he would join the Rolling Stones onstage during the band's concert in Philadelphia.


Brad Paisley co-wrote the song with Kelley Lovelace and co-produced it with Luke Wooten.


On May 24,2014, Brad Paisley traveled on Air Force One with President Barack Obama to visit US troops at Bagram Air Base in Bagram, Afghanistan.


Brad Paisley played a full concert for the troops stationed there.


Brad Paisley released "Without a Fight", a duet with Demi Lovato, on May 13,2016.


On November 11, Brad Paisley announced on Twitter that the title of the album would be Love and War, which was released in April 2017.


In November 2018, Brad Paisley released "Bucked Off", the lead single from his upcoming studio album.


In 2021, Brad Paisley was featured on Jimmie Allen's "Freedom Was a Highway", which reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in February 2022, becoming Brad Paisley's twentieth number one single, and his first since "Perfect Storm" in January 2015.


In February 2023, after being on Arista Nashville since the beginning of his career, Brad Paisley signed a new record deal with EMI Nashville.


Brad Paisley co-wrote the book with author M B Roberts.


Brad Paisley released his book Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me in 2011 under Howard Books Publishing.


Brad Paisley co-wrote the book with author David Wild, a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine and an Emmy nominated TV writer and producer.


Brad Paisley and Williams' first son was born on February 22,2007, in Nashville.


Brad Paisley is a member of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and a Noble of the AAONMS, known as Shriners.


Brad Paisley was accompanied by his father, Doug Paisley, for the ceremony on October 28,2006, and has done a number of recordings supporting the virtues of Freemasonry and DeMolay International.


Brad Paisley is a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Dodgers.


Brad Paisley sang the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium before Game 2 of the Dodgers vs Astros World Series in 2017, and again before Game 3 of the 2018 World Series against the Boston Red Sox.


Brad Paisley sang the national anthem before a Browns game during the 1999 season, and stated in an interview with ESPN his dream job would be to play football for them.


Brad Paisley invited former Browns Quarterback Brady Quinn to a concert at the Blossom Music Center, in 2008.


In 2014, Brad Paisley appeared as a celebrity guest picker on the popular ESPN show College Gameday, when it was held on the campus of West Virginia University.


In late 2009, it was announced in Variety that Brad Paisley would enter the world of scripted television as an executive producer of a new hour-long drama series for The CW network called, appropriately, Nashville.


Brad Paisley's first guitar, a gift from his grandfather, was a Silvertone Danelectro 1451, which came with an "amp-in-case".


Brad Paisley's next guitar, which he got at the age of 10 or 11, from his grandfather, was a Sekova copy of a Gibson ES-335, with a Fender Deluxe Reverb.


Brad Paisley has used Audiotech Guitar Products ABY Selector's for controlling his wireless receiver units.


On January 24,2023, Brad Paisley became an ambassador of the United24 project and will support the "Rebuilding Ukraine" program.