Brad Paisley Biography
Brad Paisley (Brad Douglas Paisley) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He was born on October 28, 1972, in Glen Dale, West Virginia, as the only child of Douglas Edward Paisley and Sandra Jean Paisley.
Paisley enrolled and graduated from John Marshall High School in Glen Dale, West Virginia, in 1991, he later joined the West Liberty State College in West Liberty, West Virginia, for two years. Paisley was awarded fully paid ASCAP scholarship at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, he studied the music business and acquired a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1995, from the Mike Curb School of Music Business. He did his internship at ASCAP, Atlantic Records, and the Fitzgerald-Hartley management firm.
After graduating from Belmont, Paisley signed a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing; and, he wrote David Kersh’s “Top 5” hit, “Another You”, as well as David Ball’s 1999 single, “Watching My Baby Not Come Back”. The latter song was also co-written by Ball.
His debut as a singer was with the label Arista Nashville, with the song “Who Needs Pictures”. In May of that same year, he made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Seven months later he had his first No. 1 hit with “He Didn’t Have to Be”, which detailed the story of Paisley’s frequent co-writer Kelley Lovelace and Lovelace’s stepson, McCain Merren.
Paisley has sold over 12 million albums and won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. He has earned country music’s crowning achievement, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Brad Paisley Age
He is 46yrsd, was born on October 28, 1972.
Brad Paisley Wife
Brad married to an actress and author Kimberly Williams Paisley as from March 15, 2003.
Brad Paisley Kids
Kimberly Williams gave birth to their first child, a son named William Huckleberry Paisley In February 2007 and their second son, Jasper, was born in April 2009.
Brad Paisley Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $95 million.
Brad Paisley Guitar
listening to him playing the guitar, you feel two things. The first is overwhelming joy at the creativity and expression in his playing. But then the second creep in, which is frustration over not understanding what he does. This is the key techniques that one can acquire his/her own playing right away;
Backward Pick Rakes
this refers to when you strum through dead strings to reach the note you’re targeting. The right t this is to power across the completely muted low strings to attack a note on the 2nd string. Brad goes the traditional route all the time, but it as well standard pick rake, he also likes to accent important notes on the low strings with backward pick rakes.
The rules for a backward pick rake are the same, instead of strumming down to get to your note, you strum upward starting at the 1st string and stopping at the note you want. Use this technique on low notes that need a little more explosiveness and thickness than standard picking can provide
Triplets, Triplets, Triplets
playing just sounded hard. Now, about 90 percent of his fast playing sounds hard, and the rest he plays triplets with pull-offs.
Brad likes to play two harmonized notes back to back—usually thirds or sixths—then pull off to an open string from the higher of the two notes. The pull-off to the open string doesn’t require extra energy, so he can increase his speed by 33 percent without any added work. For the right hand, always pick the bottom note, pluck the top note with your middle finger, and pull off to the open note. You’ll find your rhythm
For his speediest licks, Brad relies heavily on open strings and familiar positions. In each of the main “guitar-friendly” keys (E, A, D, G, and C) there are two “money notes” on each string, that when combined with an open string can lead you up or down the open position in a fury.
When descending, the picking hand should use the following pattern: down, up, pull-off. The ascending version of the pattern would be down, hammer-on, up, with the “up” being the first note on the next string. In the next five examples, I’ll demonstrate this concept in our guitar-friendly keys.
Brad has his electric guitars equipped with a device called a G-bender. Instead of securing his strap conventionally, he only fastens one end of it to the guitar’s bottom strap button. The other end of the strap attaches to a lever connected to the neck plate. That lever is linked to an apparatus that runs through the inside of the guitar body and ultimately ends up under the bridge at the G string. When Brad yanks the guitar neck toward the floor, the lever pulls up, causing the bender mechanism to precisely raise the pitch of the G string one whole-step.
Brad Paisley Body-Measurements
- Height:5’9′(175 cm)
- Weight:78 kg(172 pounds)
- Chest:42 in or 107 cm
- Biceps:14.5 in or 37 cm
- Waist:35 in or 89 cm
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
Brad Paisley Tour
- Wildhorse Saloon Nashville, Tn In Jun 03.
- Country Fest Cadott, Wi In Jun 22.
- DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, Mi In Jun 28.
- Woodbine Racetrack Toronto, On In Jun 29.
- Lakeview Amphitheater Syracuse, NY In Jun 30.
- Blossom Music Center Cleveland, Oh On Jul 05.
- Country Concert Ft. Loramie, Oh On Jul 06.
- Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy, Wi On Jul 07.
- Calgary Stampede Calgary, Ab On Jul 13.
- Mattress Firm Amphitheatre San Diego, Ca, On Jul 20.
- Honda Center Anaheim, Ca On Jul 21.
- Northern Quest Resort & Casino Spokane, Wa On Jul 27;
- Country Crossings Music Festival Central
- The point, In Or Jul 28.
- Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage, Ca In Aug 02.
- Thunder Valley Casino Resort Lincoln, Ca On Aug 03.
- Watershed Festival George, Wa
- Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY On Aug 10;
- Xfinity Center Mansfield, Ma On Aug 11.
- Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion Gilford, Nh On Aug 12.
- Pnc Waterside Pavillion Solomons, Md On Aug 23.
- Coastal Credit Union Music Park Raleigh, Nc On Aug 24.
- Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, Va On Aug 25.
- Citadel Country Spirit USA Glenmoore, Pa On Aug 26.
- P.N.C. Bank Arts Center Holmdel, Nj On Aug 30.
- Belk Tailgate Concert Charlotte, Nc IN31.
Brad Paisley Albums
- Who Needs Pictures of 1999
- Part II of 2001
- Mud on the Tires of 2003
- Time Well Wasted of 2005
- Brad Paisley Christmas of 2006
- 5th Gear of 2007
- Play of 2008
- American Saturday Night of 2009
- This Is Country Music of 2011
- Wheelhouse of 2013
- Moonshine in the Trunk of 2014
- Love and War of 2017
- Brad Paisley Songs
- Whiskey Lullaby
- Remind Me
- She’s Everything
- When I Get Where I’m Going
- I’m Gonna Miss Her
- Waitin’ on a Woman
- He Didn’t Have to Be
- Little Moments
- Mud on the Tires
- Letter to Me
- Welcome to the Future
- We Danced
- American Saturday Night
- Heaven South
- This Is Country Music
- Crushin’ It
- Old Alabama
- I’m Still a Guy
- Who Needs Pictures
- Last Time for Everything
- Perfect Storm
- Two People Fell in Love
- Without a Fight
- Accidental Racist
- Beat This Summer
- Start a Band
- Country Nation
- River Bank