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Men We Heart: Brad Paisley

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    Brad Paisley poses in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 21, 2012.

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    Brad Paisley poses with his award at the 50th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on October 29, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Brad Paisley leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on April 1, 2013 in NYC.

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    Brad Paisley rehearses onstage during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards ACM Fan Jam on April 6, 2013 in Las Vegas.

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    Brad Paisley performs onstage during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - ACM Fan Jam After Party at Orleans Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas.

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    Brad Paisley performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno April 10, 2013.

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    Chart topping, award winning, adored daddy Brad Paisley balances fame and family fantastically. He is certainly a Man We Heart!

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    Brad's middle name is Douglas. He was born October 28, 1972 in West Virginia.

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    Brad first became interested in music when his grandfather, Warren Jarvis, gave him a guitar at the age of 8.

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    Paisley got an early start in the music biz - he wrote his first song at age 12 and opened for such country music superstars as The Judds, Ricky Skaggs, and George Jones at age 13.

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    He released his first album, Who Needs Pictures, in 1999.

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    He twitters! http://twitter.com/paisleyofficial

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    He is married to actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley. They have 2 children, William Huckleyberry and Jasper Warren.

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    He loves his guitar. "See, no matter how I have changed, learned and evolved as a person, the guitar has been a major part of it, and really the only constant. A crutch, a shrink, a friend, love interest, parachute, flying machine, soapbox, canvas, liability, investment, jackpot, tease, a sage, a gateway, an addiction...

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    ...a recovery, a temptress, a church, a voice, veil, armor, and lifeline"

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    Brad has won 3 Grammys. Best Country Male Vocal Performance for "Letter To Me, Best Country Instrumental for "Cluster Pluck" and Best Country Instrumental Performance ("Throttleneck")

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    He has had 14 #1 singles and more than 10 million albums sold since his debut release.

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    Off the album American Saturday Night "Then," became his 14th #1 country single and his 10th consecutive #1 - extending a streak already unmatched by any other country artist in the 19-year history of Nielsen BDS-monitored airplay.

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    He's a great Dad. He's said of fatherhood: "You look in their eyes and it's awesome.… And you're willing to put up with anything, the lack of sleep and the things that are difficult about it."

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    He's said "Country music shies away from certain political things, and I'm not taking a side politically at all," he said. "I don't care if you're Republican or Democrat. On Nov. 4, if you weren't moved - I was in Times Square... right out the window, people are going crazy. Running out of pubs, millions of people in the street. Blacks, whites,

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    ...just this amazing thing. It was just like, 'What in the world has happened?' And you just had to be moved. I think it's something to be really proud of as a country."

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