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Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

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Brad Paisley has won 14 CMA Awards since receiving the Horizon Award (now the New Artist Award) in 2000, including Entertainer of the Year (2010), Male Vocalist (2007, 2008, 2009) and Album (2006 for Time Well Wasted). He won Musical Event of the Year three times, first in 2004 with Alison Krauss for “Whiskey Lullaby,” second in 2006 for “When I Get Where I’m Going” with Dolly Parton, and a third time in 2009 for “Start a Band” with Keith Urban.

He claimed the Vocal Event of the Year trophy in 2001 for “Too Country” with Bill Anderson, George Jones, and Buck Owens; and won Music Video of the Year three times, first in 2002 for “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song),” second in 2004 for “Whiskey Lullaby” (with Krauss), third in 2007 for “Online,” and fourth in 2008 for “Waitin’ on a Woman” (featuring Andy Griffith). He is No. 5 on the list of top CMA Awards winners of all time.

Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer who has earned numerous awards and accolades, as well as being a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Since his first No. 1 single in 1999, he has placed 22 singles at the top of the charts, his most recent from his acclaimed new album, Wheelhouse, which features his new single, “I Can’t Change the World,” as well as the back-to-back No. 1 hits “Southern Comfort Zone” and “Beat This Summer.” This is Paisley’s first self-produced project, and he wrote or co-wrote all tracks on the album. Paisley’s 2012 “Virtual Reality World Tour”played to more than one million fans in the U.S. and Europe. His 2013 tour, “Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®,” has played to more than 423,000 fans to date.