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Brad Paisley

Brother Paisley is a member of Hiram Lodge No. 7, Franklin, Tenn., as well as the Scottish Rite and Shrine in Nashville. His father is also an active Mason.


Source: Wikipedia


Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His songs are frequently laced with humor and pop culture references. Paisley was the 2008 CMA and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year winner. Starting with the release of his 1999 album Who Needs Pictures, Paisley has recorded nine studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified gold or higher by the RIAA. In addition, as of 2013 he has scored 32 Top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 18 of which have reached No. 1 with a record 10 consecutive singles reaching the top spot on the chart. On November 10, 2010, Paisley won the Entertainer of the Year award at the 44th annual CMA Awards.

2012–present: Wheelhouse

On September 20, 2012, Paisley released a new single, "Southern Comfort Zone". The song debuted at number 25 on the Hot Country Songs chart, becoming Paisley's highest debut to date. It reached number 2 on the Country Airplay chart in 2013. The song was the first single from his ninth studio album, Wheelhouse, released on April 9, 2013. The album's second single, "Beat This Summer", was released to country radio on March 4, 2013. It also reached number 2 on the Country Airplay chart in July 2013. The album's third single, "I Can't Change the World", was released to country radio on August 19, 2013.

On June 12, 2013, Paisley announced on his Twitter page that he would join The Rolling Stones onstage during the band's concert in Philadelphia.

Books

Diary of a Player

Brad Paisley released his book Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me in 2011 under Howard Books Publishing. He co-wrote the book with author David Wild, a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine and an Emmy nominated TV writer and producer. The book is an autobiography and talks about Brad's introduction to the music industry and how the events in his life helped to prepare him for what was up ahead. The book features topics such as Brad's first guitar that his grandfather gave him, his first band the C-notes, the first song he wrote, and many more music/guitar related topics. Although the book does speak briefly of his personal life, the main focus is on his music and the start of his career. The book pays tribute to all of the people who took the time to invest in his life and make him the person and the musician that he is today.

Awards

  • Academy of Country Music
    • 1999 – Top New Male Vocalist of the Year
    • 2004 – Vocal Event of the Year ("Whiskey Lullaby")
    • 2004 – Video of the Year ("Whiskey Lullaby")
    • 2005 – Album of the Year ("Time Well Wasted")
    • 2005 – Vocal Event of the Year ("When I Get Where I'm Going")
    • 2005 – Video of the Year ("When I Get Where I'm Going")
    • 2007 – Top Male Vocalist of the Year
    • 2008 – Top Male Vocalist of the Year
    • 2008 – Video of the Year ("Online")
    • 2009 – Video of the Year ("Waitin' on a Woman")
    • 2009 – Vocal Event of the Year ("Start a Band")
    • 2009 – Top Male Vocalist of the Year
    • 2010 – Top Male Vocalist of the Year
    • 2011 – Top Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Country Music Association Awards
    • 2000 – Horizon Award
    • 2001 – Vocal Event of the Year ("Too Country")
    • 2002 – Music Video of the Year ("I'm Gonna Miss Her")
    • 2004 – Musical Event of the Year ("Whiskey Lullaby")
    • 2004 – Music Video of the Year ("Whiskey Lullaby")
    • 2006 – Album of the Year (Time Well Wasted)
    • 2006 – Musical Event of the Year ("When I Get Where I'm Going")
    • 2007 – Music Video of the Year ("Online" – director Jason Alexander)
    • 2007 – Male Vocalist of the Year
    • 2008 – Music Video of the Year ("Waitin' on a Woman")
    • 2008 – Male Vocalist of the Year
    • 2009 – Male Vocalist of the Year
    • 2009 – Musical Event of the Year ("Start A Band" with Keith Urban)
    • 2010 – Entertainer of the Year
  • Grammy Awards
    • 2008 – Best Country Instrumental Performance ("Throttleneck")
    • 2009 – Best Country Instrumental Performance ("Cluster Pluck")
    • 2009 – Best Male Country Vocal Performance ("Letter to Me")
  • Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards
    • 2000 – The Discovery Award
    • 2000 – Song of the Year ("He Didn't Have to Be")
    • 2000 – CMT Music Video of the Year ("He Didn't Have to Be")
  • Flameworthy Awards/CMT Music Awards
    • 2002 – Concept Video of the Year ("I'm Gonna Miss Her")
    • 2005 – Collaborative Video of the Year ("Whiskey Lullaby")
    • 2006 – Most Inspiring Video of the Year ("When I Get Where I'm Going")
    • 2008 – Comedy Video of the Year ("Online")
    • 2009 – CMT Performance of the Year ("Country Boy")
    • 2009 – Collaborative Video of the Year ("Start a Band")
    • 2009 – Male Video of the Year ("Waitin' On a Woman")
    • 2012 - Collaborative Video of the Year ("Remind Me")
  • American Music Awards
    • 2008 – Favorite Country Male Artist
    • 2010 – Favorite Country Male Artist
  • American Country Awards
    • 2010 – Artist of the Year - Male
    • 2011 – Artist of the Year - Male
    • 2012 – Single of the Year - Vocal Collaboration ("Remind Me")
  • Orville H. Gibson Guitar Award
    • 2002 – Best Country Guitarist (Male)
  • Nashville Songwriters Association International Award
    • 2002 – Songwriter/Artist of the Year
    • 2005 – Songwriter/Artist of the Year
  • ASCAP Country Music Award
    • 2004 – Songwriter/Artist of the Year