Brad Paisley is one of the most acclaimed artists in the country music genre. He is a singer and songwriter whose music blends traditional country music with Southern rock and hence enjoys a wide and strong fan following. Besides, Paisley’s songs are particularly known for his unique guitar technique, clever humor and frequent references to pop culture.
Since he first burst onto the country music scene back in 1999, Brad Paisley has won multiple awards and performed several sold out shows both as a supporting act as well as a headliner. If you want to enjoy his exciting upcoming performances, get your hands on Brad Paisley tickets at the earliest.
Born in Glen Dale, West Virginia, on October 28, 1972, Brad Douglas Paisley discovered his passion for music when his grandfather gifted him a guitar at the age of eight. By the time he was twelve, Paisley was taking part in church choirs and civic meetings. Soon he began performing as part of a band and also started to write his own material. Not long after, Paisley earned a spot on a popular country radio show of the time, Jamboree USA. He was an instant hit with the listeners owing to which he was invited to join the show as a full-time musician.
While getting noticed as an up-and-coming country music star, Paisley did not neglect his studies. After two years of education at the West Liberty State College in West Virginia, Paisley transferred to the Belmont University in Nashville. Here he had the opportunity to study under the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers scholarship. He also got introduced to Kelly Lovelace and Frank Rogers both of whom helped Paisley later on in his career.
Just a week after his graduation, Paisley signed a deal with EMI Records as a songwriter. His first success was a song ‘Another You’ which he wrote for singer David Kersh in 1996.
Brad Paisley signed a contract with Arista Nashville under which he released his debut solo record Who Needs Pictures in 1999. The album spawned the number one hit He Didn’t Have to Be which was followed by another chart topping single We Danced. Other popular singles off the album included Me Neither and the title track.
The record sold over one million copies and shot Paisley to superstardom. It also won Paisley the Academy of Country Music Award for Best New Male Vocalist. Besides he was also honored with the prestigious Horizon Award by the Country Music Association.
The success of Brad Paisley’s second studio record Part II cemented his status as a rising star in the country music genre. However it was with his third album Mud on the Tires that the singer reached the number one spot on the Billboard country chart. Released via Arista Nashville in 2003, the record produced four Top Ten singles. These included Whiskey Lullaby, Little Moments, Cheerful and the title track. While the album received double Platinum certification, the two singles Whiskey Lullaby and Mud on the Tires were certified Gold singles.
The sequel album to Mud on the Tires came out in 2005. Titled Time Well Wasted, the album featured a duet with legendary singer Dolly Parton titled When I Get Where I’m Going. The record won an Academy of Country Music Award for Best Album and earned Paisley four nominations at the Grammys.
In 2006, Brad Paisley treated his fans to his fifth studio record Brad Paisley Christmas. It was the first Christmas album by the country singer. Its song, Born on Christmas Day was written by Paisley himself when he was only thirteen years old. The album reached the eighth spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
Paisley followed up the success of his fifth record with 5th Gear in 2007. Comprising four number one singles, I’m Still a Guy, Letter to Me, Online and Ticks, the album debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart. With this, the singer now held the record for the most consecutive number one hits in the SoundScan era. The instrumental, Throttleneck off the album won Paisley his first Grammy.
Belting one hit after another, Paisley continued to rule the charts over the following years. Singles such as Then and Water from the album American Saturday Night, Old Alabama from This is Country Music and his duet Remind Me with Carrie Underwood were all number one hits.
Besides producing chart toppers and selling out arenas with his smashing performances, Paisley also did numerous cameos. He made an appearance on the animated TV series, South Park. He also co-wrote a music-focused memoir, Diary of a Player with journalist David Wild.
The crooner’s most recent album to hit the shelves is Love and War. Released via Arista Nashville in April of 2017, it has received both commercial success and critical acclaim. Among the most popular songs on the record are the lead single Today and the second single Last Time for Everything.
Awards & Achievements
The multi-talented country music artist has a plethora of awards and accolades to his name. He has won the prestigious Grammy a total of three times; twice for Best Country Instrumental Performance and once for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Besides, Paisley has bagged fourteen Academy of Country Music Awards, another fourteen Country Music Association Awards and two American Music Awards. He is also a member of the prestigious Grand Ole Opry’s Hall of Fame.
Brad Paisley Tour Tickets
Brad Paisley has performed several headlining tours and also played as the opening act for other music artists. His energy on stage is magnetic. When he belts out his songs live, crowds can’t help but sing along to his tunes.
The award-winning and multi-platinum selling singer is an exceptional guitarist and a thorough entertainer. Brad Paisley tour tickets are among the most sought after items among fans of country music. They are currently available here so grab the best deals before they run out.