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Brad Paisley has had a very successful career in the country music industry. His albums have been certified gold or platinum. He has won several awards including the CMA Horizon Award and New Artist award in 2001. He also co-wrote many songs with other artists such as George Strait and Tim McGraw.
Brad Paisley is a lead singer and musician in the country music industry.
He has been nominated for numerous awards, including the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award and three Grammy Awards. Brad Paisley has released 12 studio albums to date. In addition to his musical talents, Brad Paisley also stars in his own reality TV series on The Learning Channel: “Brad Paisley’s West Virginia.”
He was born on October 28, 1972, in Glen Dale, West Virginia.
This American country music singer and musician was born on October 28, 1972, in Glen Dale, West Virginia. He had a passion for music from an early age, so much so that he would play shows at his elementary school as well as other places around town. After graduating high school, he attended Belmont University in Nashville where he studied communications. While there he took classes taught by James Stroud who helped him get into writing songs professionally.
After college Paisley worked at times as a waiter while trying to make it as a songwriter but eventually landed a job as an account executive for Cookin’ Country Records which gave him the opportunity to work with many talented artists such as Brad Davis and Sammy Kershaw.
His father played the guitar, piano and fiddle.
You might be surprised to learn that his father was a musician, but it’s true. His dad played the guitar, piano and fiddle. He even taught music at a local high school in West Virginia where he grew up.
He learned how to play the guitar at age 8.
Brad Paisley learned to play the guitar at age 8, after receiving a Squier Stratocaster as a gift from his father. He soon began playing in church and school talent shows.
In his junior high years, Paisley met Chris DuBois—a future bandmate who also became one of his best friends. They formed a band called Trio (originally named Fat Chances) and started playing local venues around Ohio.
When he was 13, he performed for his first live audience at an amusement park near Wheeling.
He started playing music in the church choir and later moved on to performing at parties, where he would play a variety of instruments, including drums and guitar. At age 16, Paisley began performing regularly at local venues such as bars. He went to school with another aspiring musician named Scott Wills (aka “The Big Show”), who has since become one of the most popular DJs in West Virginia.
After high school, he enrolled at Belmont University in Nashville to study music business.
He graduated in 1995 and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Paisley also studied under the tutelage of Bill Gaither, a well-known singer and producer who founded the Homecoming series of gospel albums. In 1994, he and his bandmates paid their dues by playing many gigs across Texas; they also recorded several songs for an album called Demos (1995). That same year, Paisley signed with Arista Records and released his first album, Who Needs Pictures? It was not successful on its own merits but did help get him started as a songwriter and performer.
Paisley released his debut album Who Needs Pictures in 1999.
The album was released on the Arista Nashville label, produced by Frank Rogers and Brad Paisley, and reached number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
In his review of the album, Steve Huey of Allmusic wrote “while it’s true that there are plenty of radio-friendly songs here (especially ‘When I Get Where I’m Going’), they’re also heartfelt and genuine.”
Part II was released in 2001 and was certified gold.
In 2001, Paisley released his second album, Part II. The album was certified gold and followed up his debut Who Needs Pictures.
He won the CMA Horizon Award in 2000, and New Artist award in 2001.
In 2000, Paisley won the CMA Horizon Award and in 2001, he won the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association (CMA).
He had already been nominated for two Grammy Awards. In 2004, he released his first album which was a big success with fans and critics. It sold over 700,000 copies within its first week of release and received a gold certification by RIAA.
Time Well Wasted came out in 2005 and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Time Well Wasted came out in 2005 and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 2 million copies. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Album, but lost to Little Big Town’s The Road to Here.