Brad Paisley Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

2nd November 2016

Tweet: "Frequently, country crosses over. But every now & then a major pop superstar wants to be a part of this too. Welcome, Beyonce.#cmaawards50." CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley appears to have confirmed Beyonce will be part of the big show on Wednesday night (02Nov16).

22nd March 2016

Fact: Carrie Underwood and her country pals Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan teamed up on Monday (21Mar16) to honour her husband, Nashville Predators star Mike Fisher, with a congratulatory video on his 1,000th game as a professional ice hockey player. The tribute also featured Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill and Rascal Flatts, who all gushed about the sportsman's achievement. The video montage aired before the Predators' game on Monday night. Fisher was also presented with a custom-engraved silver hockey stick as Carrie and their son, Isaiah, watched from the crowd.

5th November 2015

Fact: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood made sure their late friend Little Jimmy DICkens was properly honoured at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night (04Nov15) by having a laugh at his expense. Following a montage of the star's comedic moments throughout the years at the prizegiving, Brad said, "In one of my last conversations with Jimmy, he told me he wanted to leave this world making people laugh on stage. And so we brought him here tonight," revealing a large gold urn. Brad took off the lid, reached in and pulled out a small gold urn, taking a jab at the late singer's tiny stature. Little Jimmy DICkens died in January (15), aged 94.

10th September 2015

Quote: "I check my fly, that's about it. I make sure I'm zipped." Country music star Brad Paisley on his simple pre-performance ritual.

5th August 2015

Fact: Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have signed up to return as co-hosts for the 2015 CMA Awards on 4 November (15). This will mark the eighth time the duo has hosted the annual country music prizegiving.

4th August 2015

Fact: Brad Paisley has given pal Blake Shelton something to smile about as he struggles with his marriage split to fellow country star Miranda Lambert - he has signed on to join his friend as a mentor on the next season of U.S. talent show THE VOICE. The news comes a year after Paisley served as a judge on the now-defunct Rising Star TV singing competition.

31st July 2015

Fact: Music superstars Missy Elliott, Selena Gomez, Brad Paisley and John Fogerty have reportedly signed up to become guest mentors to aspiring singers on the upcoming ninth season of U.S. talent show The Voice. The veteran stars will assist judges Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, respectively, to dole out advice to the contestants.

16th June 2015

Quote: "It's an honour to get this trophy from someone who first of all was born on another planet. Krypton, I think... Captain Australia right here. You're a real inspiration to me in many different ways. Thank you for coming here in the rocket ship." Brad Paisley poked fun at pal Keith Urban who presented the Celebrity singer with the CMA International Artist Achievement Award at the CMA Music Fest on Sunday (14Jun15).

6th April 2015

Fact: Country star Scotty Mccreery served up a sweet Easter treat for his fellow church goers in Garner, North Carolina on Sunday (05Apr15) by performing a duet with his mother. The former American Idol winner hit the stage with his mum Judy at the First Baptist Church of Garner during the Easter service and belted out a cover of Sara Evans and Brad Paisley's emotional song New Again.

17th March 2015

Quote: "I actually have a bar at the house in the studio, where we have Guinness on tap... so I took a load of beer and whiskey glasses from Air Force One, with the logo." Country singer Brad Paisley took home some keepsakes from his time with President Barack Obama when he joined the U.S. leader for a top secret trip to Afghanistan last year (14).

5th August 2014

Fact: Carrie Underwood and pal Brad Paisley are teaming up yet again to co-host the 2014 Country Music Association (Cma) Awards for the seventh consecutive time. The singers will reunite onstage at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on 5 November (14), when the best of the industry will be honoured at the 48th annual prizegiving.

19th April 2014

Fact: Country star Brad Paisley is set to make a cameo appearance on Two And A Half Men, according to U.S. reports. His wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, has a recurring role in the comedy.

7th April 2014

Tweet: "Playing a new song for the first time on Tv is always a balance between total excitement and trying to remember it. Wish me luck." Brad Paisley is nervous about performing new track River Bank for the first time at Sunday night's (06Apr14) Academy of Country Music Award in Las Vegas.

9th January 2014

Fact: Country star Brad Paisley delighted a fan in the front row of the audience at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater during the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (08Jan14) by helping to take a photo on their cell phone midway through his performance of Mona Lisa. The singer didn't skip a beat as he wandered off the stage to snap the shot before returning to the platform.

7th November 2013

Fact: Country Music Association Awards co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley teamed up with the stars of hit reality Tv show Duck Dynasty to give Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines hit a makeover at the ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday (06Nov13). The singers reworked the lyrics for a new song titled Duck Blind as Jase, Willie, Korie and Missy Robertson danced behind them, blowing on duck call devices and carrying plastic mallards.

7th November 2013

Quote: "Taylor, you have grown up right before our very eyes and I wanna thank you from a grateful industry for never once humping a teddy bear or gyrating with Beetlejuice... I know that's not easy." Country Music Association Awards host Brad Paisley honoured Taylor Swift at the big event in Nashville on Wednesday (06Nov13) for not following Miley Cyrus' example onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards in August (13), when she danced with bears and stripped to perform with Robin Thicke, who was dressed in a Beetlejuice-style suit.

23rd August 2013

Quote: "I can't see hosting that show with somebody else. There are things that you could see yourself doing in the future with other artists here and there, but, as far as that goes, that really works with the two of us." Brad Paisley can't imagine hosting a music awards show with anyone other than Carrie Underwood. The country couple will co-host the CMA Awards in November (13) for a sixth time.

13th August 2013

Fact: Singers Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will return to co-host the 2013 Country Music Association Awards for the sixth consecutive time. The 47th annual Cmas will take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on 6 November (13).

1st August 2013

Fact: Country star Brad Paisley joined comedian Jimmy Fallon for a rendition of the comic's quirky protest song Tar Balls on his late-night Tv show in America on Tuesday (30Jul13). The oil spill awareness tune features the chorus "Balls in your mouth/Balls in your mouth/Don't swim in the ocean/You'll get balls in your mouth." Soul icon Booker T Jones was also a special guest on Fallon's Late Night show - he sat in with the comedian's house band The Roots.

23rd July 2013

Tweet: "Okay the royal baby name betting pool is on. I got a hundred bucks on Fauntleroy." Country star Brad Paisley offers up his suggestion for the royal baby's name.

18th July 2013

Tweet: "I have to say, the Rolling Stone Magazine cover with the bomber is in poor taste. We shouldn't make rock stars out of murderers." Country star Brad Paisley joins the growing list of celebrities opposed to Rolling Stone magazine's cover story about Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

13th June 2013

Fact: Country star Brad Paisley will become the latest guest to join the Rolling Stones on tour when he shares the stage with Mick Jagger and his band at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania next week (18Jun13).

3rd May 2013

Tweet: "Today was one of the most musically and spiritually inspiring services ever. George deserved something this special." Brad Paisley on late pal George Jones' funeral, which he attended on Thursday (02May13).

24th April 2013

Fact: Country star Brad Paisley will join his actress wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley on the small screen after signing up to shoot a cameo appearance on her hit U.S. series Nashville. The singer will play himself and perform alongside Connie Britton in the upcoming first season finale.

21st March 2013

Quote: "I liken it to a zoo. It's not a museum, it's so much more alive than a museum. The Opry is a zoo! You can come and pet the animals there. Don't feed 'em, but you can pet 'em!" Brad Paisley on country music mecca the Grand Ole Opry.

16th March 2013

Tweet: "It's our 10th anniversary. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank @Kimwilliamspais for 7 great years! ...Wait...oh..." Country singer Brad Paisley celebrates his wedding anniversary to his actress wife.

15th November 2012

Tweet: "Dear Europe, thank you for the warm reception. We had a blast. But next time we'll come back when your weather is as warm as your reception." Country star Brad Paisley was not a fan of Europe's big chill during a recent tour.

2nd November 2012

Fact: CMA Awards hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood joked about inducing Sugarland star Jennifer Nettles' pregnancy to provide fans and Tv viewers with a telecast moment to remember at the big event in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (01Nov12). Paisley's friend and collaborator Little Jimmy DICkens appeared behind a group of sexy nurses, dressed in scrubs and a cowboy hat, and yelled, 'Push Jennifer' as the co-hosts donned medical gloves.

28th August 2012

Tweet: "Did I just see on the news that Neil Armstrong got his Tour DeFrance titles stripped away? Also, coincidentally, Louis Armstrong, the first Man on the Moon - has passed. Thank goodness we still have the music of Lance Armstrong. What a Wonderful World." Country star Brad Paisley makes light of all the celebrity-related Armstrong news from the weekend.

3rd August 2012

Fact: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will return to host the Cma Awards for the fifth time in November (12).

3rd July 2012

Tweet: "Andy Griffith entertained the world. He improved our lives, and I was so proud to work with him, call him a friend. Love you Andy. Go rest." Country singer Brad Paisley pays tribute to late actor Andy Griffith, who died on Tuesday (03Jul12). Griffith starred in Paisley's Waitin' on a Woman video and the singer has posted a photo of the two men on the set on

21st March 2012

Quote: "I say that in every interview I give. I guess he's avoiding me." Country star Brad Paisley on his dream of performing with his guitarist idol Eric Clapton.

29th February 2012

Tweet: "I guess the Mayans are right. It is the end of the world. @carrieunderwood is on twitter." Brad Paisley is amazed his country singer pal has joined the social networking site.

16th February 2012

Tweet: "good luck tonight my pal @WilliamShatner who's one man show opens on Broadway. Phasers set to stun." Brad Paisley offers the Star Trek icon his best wishes as he embarks on a theatre tour.

24th January 2012

Fact: Neal Dodson, the producer of Oscar-nominated movie Margin Call, is country singer Brad Paisley's brother-in-law. The film is nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category.

12th January 2012

Quote: "I, Brad Paisley, future multiple winner of the Guitar Player magazine reader's poll for best country guitarist... got a D in guitar. (My teacher said) 'What you can do is show up for class, Brad. This grade isn't about your playing. It's about you not even showing up or learning anything that I told you to learn.'" Country star Brad Paisley once received a D while studying guitar at Belmont University.

21st October 2011

Tweet: "I hope they find a suitable piece of ground to bury Gadhafi, so he can finally do some good in this world... like fertilization." Brad Paisley makes light of the former Libyan leader's death.

20th October 2011

Tweet: "Tonight, on a very special episode of @southpark, there just might be a little kid that sounds A Lot like me as a young boy." Country star Brad Paisley poses clues about his Wednesday night (19Oct11) appearance on irreverent cartoon show South Park.

19th September 2011

Quote: "She's the Sonny to my Cher. She's the Tennille to my Captain. She's the Bert to my Ernie - in a strictly platonic way. She's the Barbie to my Ken. She's my gal." Country star Brad Paisley on pal Carrie Underwood.

17th August 2011

Tweet: "Cannot believe I am playing the O2 tonight in London. I promise to keep my bad British accent imitations to a minimum." Country star Brad Paisley on his Wednesday night (17Aug11) concert in Britain.

13th July 2011

Tweet: "congratulations @jeweljk and Ty! I bet he was born wearing jeans and boots." Brad Paisley offers his congratulations to first-time parents Jewel and Ty Murray.

12th July 2011

Fact: Country star pals Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have signed on to host the 45th annual Cma Awards in November (11) for a fourth time. The singers made the announcement in an online video on Monday (11Jul11) from the set of their new video Remind Me.

16th June 2011

Fact: Country star Brad Paisley and Beyonce will top the bill at the annual MACy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York next month (Jul11). The TV special will be hosted by Nick Lachey.

6th June 2011

Tweet: "My heart goes out to Trace and Rhonda tonight. At least everyone is safe." Brad Paisley offers his support to country music peer Trace Adkins after his home in Tennessee was destroyed by fire on Saturday night (04Jun11). The stars were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry back-to-back in 2001 and 2003.

24th May 2011

Quote: "Only some people are aware of what this town (Nashville, Tennessee) went through. I ended up with new guitars because I had to replace a lot of things. I took the little insurance money for lost instruments and bought an old Martins, which aided in the creative process and were byproducts of the flood. The experience tailored my perspective." Singer Brad Paisley admits last year's (10) devastating flood strongly influenced the making of his most recent album This Is Country Music.

12th May 2011

Fact: Superstar Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Selena Gomez, Brad Paisley, Jennifer Hudson and Nicki Minaj have joined Lady GaGa among the performers staging special free shows in New York's Central Park this summer (11) as part of U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series. The Poker Face hitmaker will kick off the weekly gigs on 27 May (11).

5th May 2011

Tweet: "Crap!Crap!Crap!!! Nobody told me it was Star Wars day. I missed it.Totally missed it. Now I have to wait a whole year again. And all those beige bathrobes and plastic lightsabers I ordered. Now when I wear (them) I'll just look dumb. Gosh Darn it. Oh well. 364 days to go." Country star Brad Paisley missed the chance to joke, 'May the 4th be with you!' on Wednesday.

2nd May 2011

Tweet: "Just when I was thinking there's just no good TV on Sunday's... thank you Navy Seals!!" Country star Brad Paisley was thrilled to see news about the death of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden.

7th January 2011

Fact: Country star Brad Paisley is to co-host a James Bond-themed party on St. Valentine's Day (14Feb11) with his actress wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, to benefit the Nashville Film Festival in Tennessee.

11th November 2010

Quote: "Are you guys gonna wear your meat suits tonight, at least?" Co-host Brad Paisley mixes up Lady Antebellum with Lady GaGa at the CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.

16th October 2010

Fact: Country star Brad Paisley is penning a new book about his heroes. The Celebrity singer has teamed up with revered music writer David Wild for The Diary of a Player. The book will hit stores next May (11).

17th September 2010

Fact: Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban have donated flood-damaged musical instruments from their personal collection to a charity supporting continued flood relief efforts in Nashville, Tennessee. An online NASH20 auction will begin on 12 October (10).

26th August 2010

Tweet: "The circle is back in place at the Opryhouse. And the world is right." Country star Brad Paisley is thrilled to see the Grand Ol' Opry's famous circle insignia back onstage as work continues to renovate the fabled venue after it was ravaged by Tennessee floods earlier this year (10).

23rd July 2010

Tweet: "(I'm) realizing how many of my things have the abbreviation BP written on them. Great. Just #~@

8th July 2010

Quote: "We get together at each other's homes, make dinner, and have girls' nights in. Or we'll go out for dinner and a drink - though we're mommies, so we don't let it all hang out." Mum-of-two Sheryl Crow escapes the pressures of parenthood with her celebrity Tennessee-based pals, fellow mothers Nicole Kidman and KIM WILLIAMS-PAISLEY, the wife of country star Brad Paisley.

17th June 2010

Tweet: "Harrison Ford, aka Han Solo, just got married. Wouldn't that make him Han Duo?" Country music star Brad Paisley on the news Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have wed.

12th May 2010

Tweet: "Just toured the Opry House. Good Lord. Hard to take." Country star Brad Paisley is shocked by the flood damage to Nashville, Tennessee music mecca the Grand Ole Opry, which was hit hard by storms at the beginning of the month (May10).

6th May 2010

Tweet: "Just know that as you watch us perform on the H20 tour, our entire stage & set has literally been under water. Now that's cred right there. But we're drying it out... Taking stock of what all we've lost on the flood (sic). By the way, would anyone who's ever caught a guitar pick at a show please return it." Country star Brad Paisley is refusing to let Tennessee's floods, which claimed a lot of his equipment, dampen his spirit on the road.

3rd May 2010

Fact: Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs have formed a new one-off country music supergroup to celebrate the 85th birthday of Nashville, Tennessee's Grand Ole Opry. The trio will join bluegrass star Steve Wariner when they launch seven months of birthday events at the fabled venue on 25 May (10).

19th April 2010

Quote: "My wife says hi. She loved playing your wife in We Are Marshall, but she says I'm a better kisser. They didn't have any kissing scenes in that movie, so I have no idea how she knows that." Brad Paisley on picking up his Best Male Vocalist prize at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (18Apr10) from Matthew MCConaughey, who played husband to Paisley's real-life wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley in the football film.

14th December 2009

Quote: "I don't like to put awards on show in my house, because I think it's pretentious. So I give them to my mom and dad who are more than happy to be pretentious." Country star Brad Paisley refuses to revel in his success.

26th August 2009

Fact: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have been recalled as the hosts of the Country Music Association Awards in November (09). The couple teamed up to present the awards show in 2008. Between them, the pair has 16 CMAs.

18th June 2009

Quote: "Rock Band never got anyone a date." Country star Brad Paisley urges music fans to learn to play a proper instrument, not a virtual one.

18th June 2009

Fact: Triple CMT Award winner Brad Paisley has scored 10 successive number one singles on the U.S. country charts.

3rd October 2008

Fact: Reigning Country Music Association male and female vocalists of the year Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the 42nd Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on 12 November (08).

12th September 2008

Fact: Country music hunks Brad Paisley and Keith Urban have recorded a duet. The track, START A BAND, will be the first single released from Paisley's new album PLAY. Ironically both Paisley and Urban will compete for the coveted Entertainer of The Year prize at the upcoming Country Music Awards (08).

8th November 2007

Fact: Country stars Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift joined Brad Paisley as backing dancers for his performance at the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night (07Nov07).

2nd November 2007

Quote: "I've always wanted to work with Eric Clapton, but I'm sure he doesn't even know who I am." Country star Brad Paisley sells himself short.

21st August 2007

Quote: "When I was 13 and we were playing an outdoor festival, this woman came up and she'd been drinking and she wasn't all that attractive. I remember her exact words: 'If you ever need lovin', you call me.' Which is so country, isn't it?" Country star Brad Paisley recalls his guitar-playing apprenticeship.

25th July 2007

Fact: Country music star Brad Paisley scored a new attendance record during a show in Ohio on 19 July (07) when more than 40,000 fans showed up at his Jamboree in the Hills gig.

6th July 2007

Fact: Country star Brad Paisley became a member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving's Advisory Board in honour of an uncle who was killed by a boozing motorist just before he was born.

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