Inasmuch as country music is less loved in this current generation, Brad Paisley has made a huge success in the genre. He is one of the renowned musicians as far as country music is concerned, his ten released songs were all certified as one of the best ever. His drive to succeed has been handsomely rewarded and won three Grammy awards but considering that country music is less sold in this era, there have been questions about how Brad would be able to make it in addition to his whereabouts at the moment. This article would set the records straight on these issues.
Brad Paisley was born on October 28, 1972, in Glen Dale, West Virginia. He is a songwriter and singer who belongs to the white American ethnicity. His first release, Who Needs Pictures, came in 1999. So far, he has ten studio albums to his credit and they were all certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He also earned 32 top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay Chart out of which 19 of his songs were number 1 on the chart.
The musician has sold over 11 million albums and in addition to 3 Grammy Awards, he further won 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, Two American Music Awards, and 14 Country Music Association Awards.
Brad Paisley wrote his first song when he was 13; Born on Christmas Day which he later released in his album Brad Paisley Christmas. His first guitar lessons were given to him by his maternal grandfather; Warren Jarvis, however, as he advanced, he took lessons from Hank Goddard.
Apart from music, Brad Paisley has also written a few books. He released his first book; Diary of A player: How My Musical Heroes Made A Guitar Man Out of Me in 2011. He also partnered with David Wild in writing his book.
Brad Paisley’s Family, Wife, Kids
Paisley was born as an only child to Douglas Edward Paisley (Doug) who worked for West Virginia Department Of Transportation and Sandra Jean, popularly called Sandy, who worked as a teacher. He had the memories of his childhood in Glen Dale. He began loving country music through his maternal grandfather’s (Warren Jarvis) addiction to the genre. Warren bought him his first guitar and also taught him how to play at the age of 8.
For his love life, the musician has had his share of fairy tales and has been in a few relationships although they were off the internet till he dated Chely Wright in 2000. Unknown to him, his supposed girlfriend was bisexual and was fully involved with a female partner while they were together.
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Brad Paisley later found love with actress Kimberly Williams after he saw her first in the movie Father of the Bride. He started dating her in 2001 and the duo later made their union official on March 15, 2003, after being engaged for nine months. They both live in Franklin Tennessee.
Kimberly has also made a name for herself through her skills in acting. She is well known for her roles in According to Jim, Nashville, Indian Summer, Cold blooded, The War at Home and her stellar performance in Father of The Bride II released in 1995. She has also extended her career to television series including Tales from the Crypt, George Lopez, Boston Legal, The Christmas Shoe, Two and A half Man and Less Than Perfect.
Paisley and Williams’ union is blessed with two children, William Huckleberry; born on February 22, 2007, in Nashville and Jasper Warren born on April 17, 2009.
With his handsome looks, embellished by his cowboy hat, it is quite easy to fall for the music gem over and over again. He is 5 ft 7 inches tall and weighs 74kg. While details of his other body stats are not available, the country star rocks an athletic body.
You could say that Brad’s guitar and skills have given him fame but that’s obviously not the only reward he walked away with. He has also amassed a great fortune from his music career and is worth an eye-popping $95 million. Needless to say, he has been successful as a country musician, a rare feat to achieve, especially in this present day generation.
Where Is He Today?
Brad Paisley is currently investing his time in music by going on music tours. He is currently arranging for different visits across the world. He has already been to different cities and plans to embark on more. The musician is appparently making the most of the adventurous moments of his life.