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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

Born and raised in the heart of West Virginia, Brad Paisley knew early on that his future was in country music. After 8-year-old Paisley received his first guitar from his grandfather for Christmas, he went on to perform all over his home state for several years, before relocating to Nashville, Tenn., to attend Belmont University. His debut album, 1999′s ‘Who Needs Pictures,’ went platinum and spawned two No. 1 singles. Paisley began dating actress Kimberly Williams, who he first saw on the big screen when she starred in ‘Father of the Bride,’ in 2001; he asked her to appear in the video for his 2002 hit, “I’m Gonna Miss Her,” and they wed in 2003. Known for his great sense of humor, Paisley and Carrie Underwood have co-hosted the CMA Awards every year since 2008. He is also the author of a book, the autobiographical ‘Diary of a Player.’

Brad Paisley Darius Rucker 2015 ACM Awards performance
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Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker Close Out the 2015 ACM Awards With ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ [WATCH]

Seconds after Luke Bryan accepted his Entertainer of the Year trophy, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker wrapped up the 2015 ACM Awards with a joint performance of "Let the Good Times Roll," the blues classic first recorded by Louis Jordan nearly 70 years ago.

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Brad Paisley 2015 ACM Awards performance
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Brad Paisley Performs ‘Crushin’ It’ at the 2015 ACM Awards [WATCH]

Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Brad Paisley ran all over the stage and delivered multiple guitar solos during a performance of his latest single "Crushin' It" at the 2015 ACM Awards.

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Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert Earn ACM Guinness World Records

Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert have both set new world records. The singers were honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for Most Consecutive ACM Awards Wins, for Male Vocalist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year, respectively.

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best country tour pranks
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Top 10 Hilarious Country Music Tour Antics

Who is the king of pranks in country music? Everyone knows it's Brad Paisley. And although he has also been the victim of several jokes on his tours, Paisley dishes it out even better than he takes it. Many an artist has been on the receiving end of a Paisley prank -- in fact, we could probably fill an entire Top 10 list with only his hilarious antics -- but there are lots of other practical jokes worth writing about, too.

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Brad Paisley Wild West Comedy Festival 2015
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Brad Paisley to Host During Wild West Comedy Festival

Brad Paisley is joining in on the fun at the 2015 Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville, where the superstar will take the stage to host an evening featuring an all-star comedic lineup.

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Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
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News Roundup: Brad Paisley and Wife Renew Wedding Vows, Garth Brooks Praises Miranda Lambert

The Boot rounds up today's top stories from our news partners.

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Brad Paisley Covers Eric Clapton’s ‘Layla’ [LISTEN]

Brad Paisley is treating his classic rock-loving fans to a special rendition of Eric Clapton's iconic song "Layla."

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Top 10 Happy Country Songs

Country music sometimes has a reputation for being all about heartache and cheatin', but the genre also has a lot to say about the good things in life!

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2015 ACM Awards Male Vocalist of the Year
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POLL: Who Should Win Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards?

Six of country music's leading men are nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards, all with hit albums, hot singles and legions of fans to their names. So, who do you think will take home the trophy

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Brad Paisley Grand Ole Opry 90th birthday celebration
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Brad Paisley and More to Help Kick Off Grand Ole Opry 90th Anniversary Celebration

The Grand Ole Opry is gearing up to celebrate nine decades in country music with a nine-month-long celebration that kicks off on March 24.

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