Brad Paisley

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Glen Dale, WV
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/28/1972, Scorpio
  • Profession: Country singer; actor
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Brad Paisley 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.
  • Brad Paisley Relationships:
  • Jasper Warren Paisley - Son
  • Doug Paisley - Father
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley - Wife
  • Sandy Paisley - Mother
  • William Huckleberry Paisley - Son
  • Brad Paisley Awards:
  • 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
  • 2006 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2006 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2008 CMT Music Awards: Comedy Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy "LOL" Laugh Out Loud Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2009 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2008 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2009 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2012 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2012 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2013 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2009 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Winner
  • 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
  • College:
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN (BA in Music Business, 1995); attended West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV

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