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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley


Famous as :

Country music singer

Birth Name :

Brad Douglas Paisley

Birth Date :

October 28, 1972

Birth Place :

Glen Dale, West Virginia, USA

Spouse :

Kimberly Williams (actress, since 15-Mar-03)

Claim to fame :

Single "He Didn't Have to Be" from album "Who Needs Pictures" (1999)


Born October 28, 1972, Brad Paisley is son to a West Virginia Department of Transportation worker and a teacher. But his love of music stemmed from his maternal grandfather who handed him his first guitar and taught him how to play. Once getting acquainted with the instrument, Paisley was a regular at local church and Christmas parties.

His first song called "Born on Christmas Day" was written at the age of 12. A year later he formed a band with guitarist Clarence Goddard and two others, calling themselves "Brad Paisley and the C-Notes". One day his school principal invited him to perform at a local Rotary Club meeting where a program director of a radio station in Wheeling, West Virginia was present. His road to stardom began there.

Latest News

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to Host 2015 CMA Awards

August 05, 2015 18:39:58 GMT

It's official, and will be hosting the Country Music Association Awards this coming November. It will thus mark their eighth consecutive year serving as the awards show's co-hosts.

Dozens of Celebs Pay Tribute to Late Blues Legend B.B. King

May 15, 2015 12:30:28 GMT

A number of Hollywood celebrities have paid their tribute to the late who passed away at his Las Vegas home on Thursday, May 14. Among the stars who celebrated his life were , , , , as well as Orlando Jones.

Brad Paisley Reveals Carrie Underwood Is Having a Boy at CMAs

November 06, 2014 02:48:54 GMT

revealed 's baby gender at the 2014 Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday, November 5. During their opening monologue at the CMAs, Brad joked about Carrie's pregnancy, saying, "And we're pregnant!" to which she responded, "Brad, I don't remember you being there."

Brad Paisley Mocks Westboro Baptist Church Protesters

June 03, 2014 09:51:05 GMT

Sunday, June 1, country singer, , used his free time to take a selfie in front of his haters before his concert in Kansas began later in the evening. The picture was captioned with, "Westboro Baptist Selfie!! Or west-Burro(a**) selfie. Hopefully they can hear the show out here. We'll play loud." His haters, Westboro Baptist protesters, were picketing his show and bringing some signs which read, "God Hates Drunks," "God Controls All" and "Sin Breeds Violence".

Brad Paisley Travels to Afghanistan With President Obama to Perform for Troops

May 27, 2014 08:04:20 GMT

helped members of U.S. troops celebrate Memorial's Day in Afghanistan. The country music crooner jetted off to the country with President Barack Obama and his entourage, flying overnight on Air Force One.

Kesha, Brad Paisley, Ludacris and Josh Groban Join ABC's 'Rising Star'

May 17, 2014 04:37:42 GMT

ABC's "" team has been formed. The show enlists pop singer Kesha (formerly stylized as ), country crooner and hip-hop artist as judges for its inaugurual edition, with singer-songwriter as the host.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Will Return to Host 2013 CMA Awards

August 13, 2013 06:34:30 GMT

and have been tapped to host the 47th Annual CMA Awards for the sixth consecutive time. The two made the announcement during "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" which aired on ABC Monday night, August 12.

Kid Rock, Brad Paisley to Sing at George Jones' Funeral

May 02, 2013 07:13:42 GMT

The late country icon ' funeral service is set to take place Thursday, May 2 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and celebrities from the world of politics and music are both coming together to honor him before he is finally laid to rest. The 81-year-old country music singer passed away last April 26 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center due to complications arising from fever and irregular blood pressure.

Brad Paisley to Guest Star in 'Nashville' Season Finale

April 24, 2013 08:17:17 GMT

"" has enlisted a real-life country music superstar to appear in its season finale. is tapped to guest star in the last episode of the show's inaugural season, joining his wife who portrays Teddy's (Eric Close) mistress on the drama series.

Video: Stephen Colbert Parodies Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's 'Accidental Racist'

April 19, 2013 02:59:35 GMT

"" is the latest TV show to give its take on and 's collaboration track "Accidental Racist". On its Wednesday episode, the host spoofed the country-rap tune, picking apart its lyrics and coming up with his own version titled "Oopsie-Daisy Homophobe".

Video: 'SNL' Spoofs Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's Reaction to 'Accidental Racist' Controversy

April 15, 2013 03:08:26 GMT

"" poked fun at the controversy regarding and 's "Accidental Racist". While the real artists had come out with their defense of the song, and played the unlikely duo on April 13 to deliver their own version of the reaction to the criticism.

LL Cool J and Brad Paisley Release New Song 'Live for You'

April 11, 2013 08:15:57 GMT

Just a couple of days after they released their now controversial song "Accidental Racist", the pair of and are back with a new one. Entitled "Live for You", their second collaboration was recorded for the 45-year-old rap star's forthcoming album "" set to be released on April 30.

LL Cool J Backs Brad Paisley on 'Accidental Racist' Defense

April 10, 2013 08:47:59 GMT

Soon after country crooner posted a series of tweets to address the online criticism that his new song has drawn from bashers, his collaborator on the track, rapper , also immediately comes to the defense of "Accidental Racist". The 45-year-old rap star joined Paisley for an unlikely combination to rap about being an African-American in these modern times.

Brad Paisley Goes on Twitter to Defend 'Accidental Racist'

April 10, 2013 03:01:26 GMT

Country crooner has posted a series of tweets to address the criticism that his new country-rap song collaboration with has drawn from the online community when it was posted online earlier this week. The 40-year-old singer teamed up with the rapper to sing about the issue of racism on the track "Accidental Racist", a cut off Paisley's newly-released album "".

Brad Paisley's 'Accidental Racist' Ft. LL Cool J Sparks Controversy

April 09, 2013 07:42:06 GMT

A new country-rap song collaboration from artists and has sparked reactions from the online community. Entitled "Accidental Racist", the track which appears on Paisley's new album "" addresses such issues as racism, the Confederacy and slavery.

Darius Rucker Teared Up Upon Invited to Grand Ole Opry

October 03, 2012 17:04:44 GMT

received a nice surprise on Tuesday, October 2 when told him that he has been invited to become the latest member of Grand Ole Opry. Rucker, who founded Hootie and the Blowfish in 1986, would be the first African-American to join the Opry since Charley Pride became a member in 1993.

Eric Church Leads 46th Annual CMA Awards Nomination

September 05, 2012 16:48:10 GMT

This could be 's night at the upcoming 46th Annual CMA Awards. During the Wednesday, September 5 announcement via "Good Morning America", it was revealed that the "Springsteen" singer has earned five nods including Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for "".

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to Host CMA Awards for Fifth Year in a Row

August 03, 2012 06:12:43 GMT

Country Music Association has tapped and as the hosts of its 46th annual awards. The upcoming ceremony, which will air live from Nashville on November 1, will mark the fifth time the country music artists at the helm of the award-giving event.

'Gangster Squad' Could Be Pushed Back to January 2013 Following Aurora Tragedy

July 25, 2012 04:37:43 GMT

Moviegoers might not see "" in cinemas this years. It has been reported that Warner Bros. Pictures has opted to push back the release date of the mob film and planned to do some reshoots to change the theater shoot-out scene in the movie.

Brad Paisley Wanted as Third Judge on 'American Idol'

July 25, 2012 04:20:02 GMT

"" could bring in a country music singer to round up its judge line-up. After nabbing pop and R&B diva , the show is said to be courting to fill the empty seat following the departures of and .

Official: Demi Lovato to Host 2012 Teen Choice Awards

July 09, 2012 18:52:07 GMT

It was announced on Monday, July 9 that will be the host of 2012 Teen Choice Awards. "Yes. The rumors are true @ddlovato is hosting Teen Choice this year!!!! Will all you lovatics be watching?" the official Twitter for the awards event confirmed.

Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Bon Jovi Signed Up for 2012 iHeartRadio Music Fest

July 09, 2012 18:32:33 GMT

The iHeartRadio Music Festival has upped the ante with the list of artists gracing its stage this year. Confirmed to perform this fall in Las Vegas are , , , , , , , , , and others.

Andy Griffith Laid to Rest, Fellow Stars Paying Tribute on Twitter

July 04, 2012 01:41:38 GMT

Less than five hours after it was announced that passed away, the late actor was buried on Roanoke Island, North Carolina where he resided. "It had been planned for some time," a funeral spokesperson said. "This was the wish of his family."

Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley Collaborate on Stage to Close Stagecoach Festival

April 30, 2012 08:41:53 GMT

The 2012 Stagecoach Country Music Festival finally came to an end on Sunday night, April 29. and rocked the closing day of the gig along with Roy Clark, , and among others.

Brad Paisley Calls Paul McCartney's 'Kisses on the Bottom' Worst Album Title of the Year

February 10, 2012 04:48:35 GMT

doesn't like the title of 's new album "". He calls it terrible, writing on his Twitter, "It's only February, but Sir Paul is an absolute lock for worst album title of the year." He adds, "Actually, maybe all time."

Rihanna to Produce and Appear in Fashion Competition Show

January 26, 2012 16:25:48 GMT

is taking a big responsibility in her first television project. The singer will produce and occasionally appear in a British reality competition show about fashion, which is to be aired on Sky Living.

Full Nominee List of 47th Annual ACM Awards

January 26, 2012 16:10:11 GMT

The Academy of Country Music has announced the nominees of its 47th annual ACM Awards on Thursday, January 26. Leading the pack with nine nominations is , followed by with six nods and with five.

CMA Awards 2011: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Sing 'Remind Me'

November 10, 2011 07:29:02 GMT

and pulled a double duty at the 45th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Beside serving as hosts during the November 9 show, the duo also rocked the stage of the Bridgestone Arena by doing a duet on "Remind Me".

Rep: Robert Pattinson NOT Working on Solo Album

September 21, 2011 03:01:36 GMT

Despite rumors to the contrary, has no plans in recording a solo album just yet. Soon after news came out that the "Twilight Saga" heartthrob will put together a guitar-based effort, his representative set the record straight by telling MTV News, "The report is untrue. He is not working on an album right now."

Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton to Perform at 2011 CMA Awards

September 21, 2011 02:11:55 GMT

, and are billed to cater audience at the 2011 CMA Awards on November 9. The three country music stars join and who have been previously set to perform at the upcoming event.

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