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Garth Brooks launches digital music store GhostTunes

Garth Brooks launches digital music store GhostTunes

NASHVILLE, Sept. 5 (UPI) --Country music star Garth Brooks is finally going to offer his music digitally, that is in his own digital music store GhostTunes.
Veronica Linares
Miranda Lambert leads with nine CMA nominations

Miranda Lambert leads with nine CMA nominations

NASHVILLE, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Miranda Lambert leads the field with nine nominations for the 48th annual Country Music Association Awards, organizers announced Wednesday.
Karen Butler
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to host CMA Awards for seventh year

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to host CMA Awards for seventh year

NASHVILLE, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the country music industry's CMA Awards show for a seventh consecutive year, ABC announced.
Karen Butler
Kesha talks about her new music, upcoming hosting gig

Kesha talks about her new music, upcoming hosting gig

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) --Kesha opened up about her upcoming projects while speaking to People magazine at a press event for her new show Rising Star.
Veronica Linares
Brad Paisley snaps selfie mocking Westboro Baptist Church protesters

Brad Paisley snaps selfie mocking Westboro Baptist Church protesters

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan., June 3 (UPI) --Brad Paisley posted a selfie mocking the Westboro Baptist Church protesters outside the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kan., on Sunday.
Kate Stanton
'Rising Star' summer singing series gets a host and judges

'Rising Star' summer singing series gets a host and judges

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) --Singer-songwriter Josh Groban has been named the host of the singing competition series, "Rising Star," ABC announced Friday.
Karen Butler
Demi Lovato, 50 Cent booked for 'GMA' summer concert series

Demi Lovato, 50 Cent booked for 'GMA' summer concert series

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) --Country group Lady Antebellum is to kick off the "Good Morning America" Summer Concert Series May 23 in New York, ABC announced Thursday.
Karen Butler
Kimberly Williams-Paisley had to 'learn to love her mother again' after dementia

Kimberly Williams-Paisley had to 'learn to love her mother again' after dementia

NASHVILLE, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Kimberly Williams-Paisley opened up about her mother's struggles with dementia in a personal essay she wrote for Redbook magazine.
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Kimberly Williams-Paisley says she trusts husband Brad Paisley

Kimberly Williams-Paisley says she trusts husband Brad Paisley

Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley laughs off rumors husband Brad Paisley is cheating on her with Carrie Underwood.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
George Strait named Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards

George Strait named Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- George Strait was named Entertainer of the Year at the 2013 Country Music Association Awards ceremony in Nashville Wednesday night.
Brad Paisley and wife say they were victims of elaborate hoax

Brad Paisley and wife say they were victims of elaborate hoax

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Brad Paisley and his wife, "Nashville" actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, say they were the victims of an elaborate online hoax.
Taylor Swift and Vince Gill to perform together at CMA Awards

Taylor Swift and Vince Gill to perform together at CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift, Alison Krauss and Vince Gill are to perform together at next month's 47th annual CMA Awards ceremony in Nashville, ABC announced.
Musgraves, Swift lead with 6 CMA Award nods apiece

Musgraves, Swift lead with 6 CMA Award nods apiece

NASHVILLE, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift were each nominated for six Country Music Association Awards on "Good Morning America" in New York Tuesday.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to host CMA Awards show

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to host CMA Awards show

NASHVILLE, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are to serve as CMA Awards ceremony co-hosts for a sixth time in Nashville this fall, ABC announced.
ABC to air CMA Music Festival special Aug. 12

ABC to air CMA Music Festival special Aug. 12

NASHVILLE, July 11 (UPI) -- ABC says it will air "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," a 3-hour special taped in Nashville in June, on Aug. 12.
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Brad Paisley performs before a sold-out crowd during the 2009 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on March 12, 2009. (UPI Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)
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Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His style crosses between traditional country music and Southern rock, and 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 seven 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, he has charted 25 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 16 of which have reached #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.

Paisley was born on October 28, 1972 in Wheeling, West Virginia to Douglas Edward "Doug" Paisley, who worked for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, and Sandra Jean "Sandy" (née Jarvis) Paisley, a teacher. He was raised in Glen Dale, West Virginia. He has stated that his love of country music stems from his maternal grandfather, Warren Jarvis, who gave Paisley his first guitar, a Sears Danelectro Silvertone at 8-years-old and taught him how to play. At age 10, he performed for the first time in public by singing in his church. He later recalled that, "Pretty soon, I was performing at every Christmas party and Mother's Day event. The neat thing about a small town is that when you want to be an artist, by golly, they'll make you one". At age 12, Paisley wrote his first song, entitled, "Born on Christmas Day". He had been taking lessons with local guitarist Clarence "Hank" Goddard. By age 13, Goddard and Paisley formed a band called "Brad Paisley and the C-Notes", with the addition of two of Paisley's adult friends.

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