Brad Paisley Celebrity

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Birth Place: Glen Dale, WV

Birthday: October 28, 1972, Scorpio

Profession: Country singer, Actor

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Fast Facts

  • His grandfather, a country-music fan, gave him his first guitar when he was 8.
  • Wrote his first song, "Born on Christmas Day," when he was 12; his school principal was impressed and asked him to play it at a Rotary Club meeting.
  • Performed on WWVA's "Jamboree USA," a weekly country-music radio show, after the station's program director saw him play at the Rotary meeting.
  • Was a "Jamboree USA" regular for eight years, opening for country stars the Judds, George Jones and Ricky Skaggs, among others.
  • Released his debut album, Who Needs Pictures, on June 1, 1999.
  • Started the Brad Paisley Foundation in 2000 to help charities in and around his hometown of Glen Dale, WV.
  • Made his TV acting debut in 2002 on the sitcom According to Jim, which starred his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
  • Favorite author is Mark Twain; named his first son William Huckleberry.

Awards

  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2004, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2002, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy "LOL" Laugh Out Loud Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Male Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2006, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2006, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2007, Grammy — Best Country Instrumental Performance: Winner
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Country Instrumental Performance: Winner
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Male Country Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Winner
  • 2006, CMT Music Awards — Most Inspiring Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2002, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Concept Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2012, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Comedy Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2005, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2013, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2012, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Male Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2005, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2010, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Nominee
  • 2013, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee

Relationships

  • Doug Paisley — Father
  • Sandy Paisley — Mother
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley — Wife
  • William Huckleberry Paisley — Son
  • Jasper Warren Paisley — Son

College

  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN (BA in Music Business, 1995); attended West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV

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