Brad Paisley Success Story

Brad Paisley Success Story

Brad Douglas Paisley

Brad Paisley is a famous country musician and songwriter in the US. Being a recipient of 3 Grammy awards, he is one of the most popular country musicians since his career began in 1999.

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Brad Paisley With Blake Shelton

He is a guitarist, a songwriter and a singer who has won appreciation from all over the world. His talent and effort has won him millions of fan followers regardless of geographical and language separations.


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Brad Paisley started playing guitar at an early age of 8. His father, Douglas Edward Paisley, was employedwith the West Virginia Department of Transportation while his mother Sandra Jean Paisley was a teacher. His love for country music blossomed after his maternal grandfather gifted him a Sears DanelectroSilvertone.

He made his first public performance when he was just 10 years old and wrote his first song,‘Born on Christmas Day’, at the age of 13. He had alsoformed a band,‘Brad Paisley And The C-Notes’along with his guitar teacher and two other people.

Early Career

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Soon after graduating in Music Businessfrom the Belmont University, he entered into a contract for song writing with EMI Music Publishing. He has ventured into producing hits since then, and he worked for David Kersh’s‘Another You’ in 1997.

His debut album as a singer was released by Arista Nashville, with the single‘Who Needs Pictures’, in February 1999. He also appeared in the Grand Ole Opry in the same year. In the latter half of the year, he released another hit song ‘He Didn’t Have To Be’.With the beginning of the new millennium, his albums started occupying space in the hit lists and still goes on.

Career Highlights

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In 2001, he was nominated for the Grammy Awards for the Best New Artist. The decade that followed had given him many hits as well recognitions. It was in 2002, that he won the CMA Music Video of the Year award for the single,‘I’m Gonna Miss Her’, in the album Part II.


His next album,‘Mud on the Trees’ was released in 2003, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Charts. It included the famous duet ‘Whiskey Lullaby’ with Allison Krauss. Some of his other hit singles are:‘Time Well Wasted,’ ‘5th Gear’,‘This Is Country Music’, ‘American Saturday Night’,‘Wheelhouse’,and recently ‘Moonlight in the Trunk’.


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Brad Paisley With Barack Obama

Brad Paisley is recognised as the most loved country musician of this era. His songs have become the greatest of country songs ever made. He travelled with President Barack Obama, to Afghanistan, to perform for the troops there, in 2014.

Personal Life


Brad Paisley married actress,Kimberly Williams in 2003. The couple has two sons: William Huckleberry and Jasper Warren.

TV and Books

Brad Paisley has published the book, ‘Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made A Guitar Man Out Of Me’, which speaks about his journey into the music world.

Brad Paisley At The Guitar Center

Full Name :
Brad Douglas Paisley
Born :
28th-Oct -1972
Zodiac Sign :
Birth Place :
Glen Dale
West Virginia
Education :
Belmont University Nashville,
West Liberty University West Virginia,
John Marshall High School Glen Dale
Occupation :
Industry :
Networth :
$ 65 Million

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