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Brad Paisley
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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley is a Country Music singer who was born on October 28, 1972, in the Mid Ohio Valley town of Glendale, West Virginia. His maternal grandfather taught him how to play guitar at an early age and Brad once asked his grandfather, "What kind of music do you like", to which his beloved grandfather replied, "I like Country." "Then I like Country, too!" the boy said. At the age of 12, Brad wrote his first song and was picking and singing all over West Virginia. While attending Belmont University, Brad met Frank Rogers, a fellow student who went onto serving as Brad's producer and Kelley Wallace, who is his songwriting partner. After graduating, Brad signed a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing. Brad Paisley started off his career with "He Didn't Have To Be", co-written with Lovelace. In 2000, Brad won the Country Music Association's Horizon Award and the Academy of Country Music's best new male vocalist trophy and received his very first Grammy nomination a year later. He made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry on May 28, 1999, and after 40 appearances, was inducted into the Opry on February 17, 2001. Brad released his third album, Mud on the Tires, following Who Needs Pictures and Part II, in 2003. The new album featured the hit "Celebrity", which makes fun of famous people like Michael Jackson. Brad is married to actress Kimberly Williams.