Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

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Brad Douglas Paisley is a three times Grammy Awards winner. Brad Paisley is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Likewise, he debuted in 1999 with the album “Who Needs Pictures” on Arista Nashville. His eleven studio records were certified gold or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Early life and Childhood

He was born on October 28, 1972, in Glen Dale, West Virginia. He is 48 years old as of 2021. His father, Douglas Edward Paisley, was an employee of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, and his mother Sandra Jean Paisley, was a teacher. His nationality is American and he has a mixed ethnicity (Italian-paternal grandfather, English, German, Scottish).

Brad has stated that his love of country music started from his maternal grandfather when he gave Paisley a guitar and taught him how to play at eight years old. At the age of 13, he wrote his first song and even formed a band named Brad Paisley and C-notes. Paisley eventually secured a regular spot on Jamboree USA, for him, was a road to stardom.

Education

Paisley went to John Marshall High School in Glen Dale, West Virginia. Then he studied two years at West Liberty State College in West Liberty, West Virginia. He attended (full scholarship) Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee,  music business. Similarly, he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Mike Curb School of Music Business in 1995.

Career and Professional life

As to mention his career, it started right after he graduated. He signed a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing, and he wrote David Kersh’s Another You, as well as David Ball’s Watching My Baby Not Come Back.

In the year, 1999 Brad releases his first solo album Who Needs Pictures followed by hit singles He Didn’t Have to Be chart-topping single, We Danced. The album sold more than 1 million copies (certified as platinum) and brought Paisley to fame.

Similarly,  in 2002 Part II released with a hit single I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishing Song). He had released his third album, Mud on the Tires (2003). Celebrity, Mud on tires, Whiskey Lullaby are the top-charting songs. This album was called double platinum.

To mention his next albums released Time Well Wasted, 2005 which consists of songs like She’s Everything, Waitin’ on a Woman, etc. and 5th Gear, 2007, Play, 2008, American Saturday Night, 2009, American Saturday Night, 2011, Wheelhouse, 2013, Moonshine in the Trunk, 2014, Love and War, 2016.

Brad Paisley

Caption: Brad Paisley in a concert (Source: Nash Country Daily)

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He released his second single “Today” on October 6, 2016, which gave Paisley his first Country Digital Song Sales No. 1, opening at the top of the chart with 41,000 first-week downloads. The single peaked in the No.1 spot on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts, marking Paisley’s 24th No.1 song.

Lately, he along and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley cooperated with Belmont University and began a free referral-based supermarket in Nashville to support the network out of luck. Likewise, he has his book released Jug Fishing for Greazy and Other Brad Paisley Fishing Stories in 2003 under Thomas Nelson Publishing. Further, he co-wrote the book with author M. B. Roberts.

In November 2018, he released “Bucked Off” the lead single from his upcoming studio album. On March 11, 2019, he released “My Miracle.  Moreover, Paisley has several tours scheduled for 2020.

Awards and Net Worth

Forty-seven years old singer won many awards in his life. He had won awards from Academy of Country Music Awards, British Country Music Association Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Grammy Awards, Flameworthy Awards/CMT Music Awards, American Music Awards, American Country Awards, Nashville Songwriters Association International Award, and many more.

However, most commercially successful year to date is 2012, Brad has earned $40 million before taxes. Likewise, he has earned an annual salary of about between $20 and $40 million. His estimated net worth is about $95 million.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams (Source: Nash Country Daily)

Brad Paisley married Kimberly Williams in 2003. These two are an adorable couple. They have two children/kids; the first son William Huckleberry, in 2007. On April 17, 2009, they were blessed with a second son, Jasper Warren Paisley.

Scandal

To sum up, there is a rumor about Carrie Underwood having an affair with Brad but later Carrie called it off. She clarified that they were rehearsing for the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

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Caption: Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood set to host CMA Awards 2018 (Source: Taste of Country)

Body Measurements and Social Media

Certainly, he stands at a very good height of 5 feet and 11 inches and weighing 78kg. This singer has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Brad Paisley seems to be active on social media having 1.5 million followers on Instagram. Similarly, 4.4 million followers on Twitter and over 6.6 million followers on Facebook. He even has his official page.