Brad Paisley is an American country music singer-songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released ten studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA.He has scored 32 top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 19 of which have reached number 1. He set a new record in 2009 for most consecutive singles (ten) reaching the top spot on that chart.
The thing about Paisley is, he’s been doing this for nearly two decades. His first No. 1 single, “He Didn’t Have to Be,” was released in 1999. His latest, “Today,” was released in 2016. In between, he’s had enough hits that Billboard’s best-of list was limited to 15 and admittedly left stuff off. First on the list is 2009’s “American Saturday Night.”
Paisley has sold over 11 million albums and won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards.
One of the biggest stars on today’s country music scene, Brad Paisley performs Feb. 01 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
Before Paisley took the stage, one of the artists on tour with him, Chase Bryant, put everything on pause to honor our troops. Bryant asked anyone who served in the military to stand up, and the audience erupted into applause. He also asked people to stand who know anyone who served.
“If you don’t support our men and women in uniform, I’ll hop off this stage and drag your sorry a** out of one of these exits,” Bryant said.
“We owe these guys and girl a debt we can absolutely never repay,” Paisley said. “God bless you. Thank you for being here. Enjoy yourselves. You deserve it.”