Artist of the Week May 15, 2013 15 May 13

This week’s KKOK Artist of the Week is: Brad Paisley

- Born October 28th, 1972 in Glen Dale, West Virginia

- Brad Paisley’s style crosses between traditional country music and Southern rock, and his songs are frequently laced with humor and pop culture references.

- Paisley learned to play guitar at age 8, and by 10 was performing for others.

- He is married to actress Kimberly Williams and they have two sons together. They met on the set of his “I’m Gonna Miss Her” music video shoot.

- Paisley has released nine studio albums with seven of them reaching #1. He has also released two compilation albums in addition.

- He has released 28 singles, and 18 have risen to #1. He has had nine other songs chart as well.

- Paisley had a remarkable run of ten consecutive singles reach #1 on the country charts. His last seven albums have all hit #1.

- Brad Paisley won the 2008 CMA and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year award, and on November 10th, 2010, he won Entertainer of the Year at the 44th annual CMA Awards.

- Among his many awards, Paisley is a 3x Grammy, 5x ACA, 2x AMA, 14x CMA, & 14x ACM award winner.

- Those awards include multiple wins for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Performance, & Entertainer of the Year.

For Brad Paisley music just click on this link:   http://www.youtube.com/user/BRADPAISLEYVEVO