Brad Paisley Biography


Brad Paisley

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Birth Name: Brad Paisley
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Sign: libra
Age:   44 Years
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Talented country music singer, Brad Paisley is renowned in the world from his single, Whiskey Lullaby. Brad is also a great songwriter. Till now, he has been honored with Grammy Awards for three times and all of his albums are certified Gold or higher. Brad was born as Brad Douglas Paisley on the laps of Douglas Edward "Doug" Paisley and Sandra Jean "Sandy" Paisley as their only children. He was born in Glen Dale, West Virginia, United States of American and he was also raised there. He is an American and is white.

In December 2000, Brad began dating country music singer, Chely Wright. Chely Wright is also a gay rights activist. After being in love with her for few months, he found put that Chely being a lesbian and he expressed his dismay after finding her to be living with her female partner.

With the start of 2001, Brad began dating Kimberly Williams. Kimberly is an actress. He saw her for the first time when he watched her movie, Father of the Bride. After being in love for about two years, they got married on 15th of March 2003. As a married couple, they have been parents twice.

When Brad was 8, he began his interest in country music. He was first introduced to the country music and guitar by his maternal grandfather, Warren Jarvis. Two years later, he sang in the church in front of several prayers. He also began writing songs at a young age. Finally on 1st of February 1999, he released his debut single, Who Needs Pictures and his debut album, Who Needs Pictures was released four months later. He is also an author of his own book, Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me. His net worth is said to be around $65 million dollars.

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Born in Glen Dale, West Virginia

1972 28th of October

Brad was born as Brad Douglas Paisley on the laps of Douglas Edward "Doug" Paisley and Sandra Jean "Sandy" Paisley as their only children. He was born in Glen Dale, West Virginia, United States of American and he was also raised there. He is an American and is white.

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Began playing guitar

1980

When Brad was 8, he began his interest in country music. He was first introduced to the country music and guitar by his maternal grandfather, Warren Jarvis. Two years later, he sang in the church in front of several prayers.

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Wrote his first song, Born on Christmas Day

1985

Besides singing he also became active in songwriting since a young age. He write his first song, Born on Christmas Day when he was just 13. He also took several musical lessons with guitarist Clarence "Hank" Goddard.

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Graduated from John Marshall High School

1991

He received his formal education from John Marshall High School. He was also able to complete his high school graduation from there and he graduated from there in 1991. He then joined West Liberty State College.

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Graduated from Mike Curb School of Music Business

1995

In 1991, he joined West Liberty State College. He remained there only for two years and then he joined Belmont University in 1993 after winning ASCAP scholarship. There he majored in   music business. He finally earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 1995.

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Released his debut single, Who Needs Pictures

1999 1st of February

After graduating from Mike Curb School of Music Business, he signed a contract with EMI Music Publishing in 1995. He also wrote several hit songs. Finally on 1st of February 1999, he released his debut single, Who Needs Pictures.

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Released his debut studio album, Who Needs Pictures

1999 1st of June

He also released his debut album, Who Needs Pictures on 1st of June 1999. All of the singles of this album were hit ones and all of them also got listed in the Billboard Hot Country Songs. He also appeared in Grand Ole Opry that year. 

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Won Academy of Country Music

1999

Academy of Country Music is one of the prestigious music awards in United States. With the release of his debut album, he was honored with this award in 1999 for Top New Male Vocalist of the Year.

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Won Country Music Association Awards

2000

He has also been honored with Country Music Association Awards for several times in his life. He won this award for the first time in his life in 2000 for Horizon Award. He was also honored with this award for the second time in 2001 for Vocal Event of the Year.

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Began dating Chely Wright

2000 of December

In December 2000, Brad began dating country music singer, Chely Wright. Chely Wright is also a gay rights activist. After being in love with her for few months, he found put that Chely being a lesbian and he expressed his dismay after finding her to be living with her female partner.

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Married to Kimberly Williams

2003 15th of March

With the start of 2001, Brad began dating Kimberly Williams. Kimberly is an actress. He saw her for the first time when he watched her movie, Father of the Bride. After being in love for about two years, they got married on 15th of March 2003. As a married couple, they have been parents twice.

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First child, William Huckleberry Paisley

2007 22nd of February

He became father for the first time in his life in 2007. He and his sweet wife, Kimberly Williams welcomed their first child together and that was on 22nd of February. That time they welcomed a son and they named him William Huckleberry Paisley. 

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Won Grammy Award

2008

Grammy Award is also one of the prestigious awards in the music world and this award is award is mainly awarded by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science. In 2008, he was honored with this award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.

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Second child, Jasper Warren Paisley

2009 17th of April

He also became father for the second time in his life and that was in 2009. He and his sweet wife, Kimberly Williams welcomed their second child together on 17th of April and that time it was a son and they named him Jasper Warren Paisley. 

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Published her first book, Diary of a Player

2011

Talented country music singer, Brad Paisley is also a great writer. In 2011, he co-wrote a book Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me with author David Wild. He published this book in 2011.

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