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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley (1972- ) was born and raised in Glen Dale in Marshall County. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1991 and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Mike Curb School of Music Business in 1995. Starting with the release of his 1999 debut album Who Needs Pictures, Paisley has recorded eleven studio albums and a Christmas compilation, with all of these certified gold or higher. As of 2013, he has scored 32 Top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (23 of which have reached No. 1) and holds the record of 10 consecutive singles reaching the top spot on the chart. Paisley has sold over 12 million albums and has won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, two American Music Awards, and has earned country music’s crowning achievement – becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

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