2010 Rewind Issue—On The Cover: Brad Paisley

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Brad Paisley

Label: Arista Nashville
Current Album: The double-disc Hits Alive, released November 2, including 25 tracks, blending studio
hits and live recordings from Brad’s H2O World Tour.
Current Single: “This Is Country Music,” the first single from Brad’s new studio album, releasing spring of 2011.
Current Video: “This Is Country Music”
Current Producer: Frank Rogers
Hometown: Glen Dale, WV
Birthdate: October 28
Management: Fitzgerald Hartley
Booking: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Recent Hits: Brad’s 18 No. 1 hits include the last 14 in a row, most recently “Anything Like Me,” “Water,” and “American Saturday Night.”
Awards: The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and American Music Awards winner as Favorite Male Artist: Country Music, Paisley is a three-time GRAMMY honoree with 13 ACM and 14 CMA awards to his credit.
RIAA Certs to date: Career sales of more than 12 million albums, including Double-Platinum certifications for his Time Well Wasted and Mud on the Tires collections.
Touring: Paisley’s H2O World Tour began in late May of 2010, playing to more than 750,000 fans in less than five months. The final leg of the tour kicks off in late January 2011 as the H2O Frozen Over Tour.
Interesting Facts: In May of 2011, Brad is set to publish his first major book, The Diary of a Player, a salute to the guitar heroes who have shaped his life. Co-written with David Wild, the book will release through Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Website: www.bradpaisley.com

Brad Paisley’s latest release, the double-disc Hits Alive, sports 25 total tracks, some presented both in live and studio versions. The collection includes 16 of Paisley’s 18 No. 1 songs and four that hit the Top 5, plus the instrumental “Time Warp” and Paisley’s “Anything Like Me.” Disc one includes 13 studio hits plus a new take on Paisley’s “Online”—blending studio and live renditions—while disc two includes previously unreleased live versions of ten favorites, plus the closing “Online (Reprise).”

Paisley’s singles have provided a soundtrack to many of life’s big and small, profound and less-than-profound moments. He has made fans cry, think, and, perhaps most importantly in a world in dire need of perspective and humor, laugh. He has been topical with songs like “Online” and “Celebrity,” and poignant with “Letter to Me” and “When I Get Where I’m Going.” He has been rowdy with “Mud on the Tires” and “Alcohol,” and tender with “Little Moments” and “We Danced.” Paisley’s songs have resulted in career sales over 12 million albums plus numerous awards.

Cover Photo and Inset: Jeremy Cowart


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