Oct. 28th, 1972
Glen Dale, West Virginia, USA
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Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer-songwriter and musician. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released 10 studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA. He has scored 32 Top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 18 of which have reached #1. He holds the record for most consecutive singles, ten, reaching the top spot on that chart.
Paisley has sold over 12 million albums and won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. He has earned country music's crowning achievement, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Paisley and 'Kimberly Williams' began dating in 2001. Paisley had first seen Williams in Father of the Bride which he attended with a former girlfriend. Paisley and his former girlfriend ended their relationship prior to the release of Father of the Bride Part II, which Paisley went to see alone. Paisley has stated that he watched Williams' performance and thought "She seems like a great girl — smart and funny and all those things that are so hard to find". In 2002, Williams appeared in a video for the song "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)", the last release from his Part II album. The two married (March 15, 2003), at Stauffer Chapel on the campus of Pepperdine University after a nine-month engagement. They live in Franklin, Tennessee, and had another home in Pacific Palisades that was sold in 2013.
Paisley and Williams' first son, William Huckleberry, or "Huck", (born February 22, 2007), in Nashville. Their second son, Jasper Warren (named after his grandfather, who bought Paisley his first guitar), (born April 17, 2009).
Paisley is a member of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and a Noble of the AAONMS, also known as Shriners. He was accompanied by his father, Doug Paisley (33º), for the ceremony on October 28, 2006.
He is also a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns. Paisley sang the national anthem before a game during the 1999 season, and stated in an interview with ESPN his dream job would be to play football for them. He also invited former Browns Quarterback Brady Quinn to a concert at the Blossom Music Center, in 2008.
Paisley is also a fan of West Virginia athletics and the Chicago Cubs.
- Son-in-law of 'Gurney Williams (II)' (qv) and 'Linda Williams (XIII)' (qv).
- Second son, Jasper Warren, born April 17, 2009. He weighed 9 lbs. 10 oz.
- Brad and his wife, 'Kimberly Williams-Paisley' (qv), became the parents of their first child, a boy named William Huckleberry Paisley, in Nashville on February 22, 2007.
- His duet with 'Alison Krauss' (qv), 'Whiskey Lullaby', was awarded with Best Vocal Event and Best Music Video from the Country Music Association in 2004. He'd won the award Best Music Video previously in 2002 for 'I'm Gonna Miss Her'.
- Was nominated for a Grammy for his rendition of legendary Nashville guitar player 'Hank Garland' (qv)'s song, "The Sugarfoot Rag".
- Was nominated and won an ACM for Best Vocal Performance for, "When I Get Where I'm Going" with 'Dolly Parton' (qv).
- He and his wife have a dog named Hollar whose name comes from the part of Nashville he was found in.
- His favorite author is 'Mark Twain' (qv).