Grand Ole Opry Member Spotlight: Brad Paisley
 
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Grand Ole Opry Member Spotlight: Brad Paisley

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Brad Paisley says that one of his earliest memories is going to his grandfather's house to listen to him play his guitar. This is the same grandfather that bought Paisley his first guitar at the age of 8. In the years since then, Brad has become a huge country music star. It all started with that little guitar.

Background and Early Career

  • After learning to play his guitar Brad Paisley began performing around his hometown of Glen Dale, West Virginia at 10 years old.
  • When Brad was 12 he started performing on a local radio show. While doing this he met many of his future Opry co-members.
  • While still in his teens Brad Paisley was opening for Opry favorites like Little Jimmy Pickens and Roy Clark.
  • After graduating college Brad signed a deal with Arista Records.

Grand Ole Opry Induction

  • Brad Paisley was inducted as the Grand Ole Opry's youngest member. During the ceremony a letter from Opry member George Jones was read. It stated that George counted on Brad carrying on the traditions of the Grand Ole Opry.

Brad Paisley at the Opry

  • Brad is a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry whenever his tour schedule allows it. To see what dates he will be at the Opry check out the VME Grand Ole Opry Blog!

Notable Hits You Might Hear at the Grand Ole Opry

  • "Mud on the Tires"
  • "Celebrity"
  • "Alcohol"
  • "Little Moments"
  • "Whiskey Lullaby" (featuring Allison Krauss)
  • "I'm Gonna Miss Her"
  • "When I Get Where I'm Goin" (featuring Dolly Parton)
  • "I Wish You'd Stay"
  • "He Didn't't Have to Be"
  • "We Danced"

More Details

  • Brad Paisley was offered a deal to write songs only one week after graduating from Belmont University.
  • Paisley's first album went platinum.
  • See the complete list of current Grand Ole Opry members!
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Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Great show, great seats! Was kinda cool to be part of live radio broadcast. The only comment i would have is to plan how you're getting there from hotel. We took bus from town (very cheap), but bus let us off at mall. We didn't know where grand ol opry was located from there so we panicked a little til we found out it was just on other side of mall. There are some nice restaurants in mall so plan on getting there soon enough to enjoy dinner before the show. We also took backstage tour immediately after show & well worth it. Came out through gift shop, was shuttled to where taxis were parked and was back at hotel in town in no time. Cab was reasonable, too.
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-- Judith Kettering - North Huntingdon, PA
Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
My girlfriend and i had a wonderful time in nashville recently. We attended the grand ole opry and saw our favorite entertainers up close: (leann rimes, lorrie morgan, pam tillis and others). We shopped a lot in the malls and downtown shops, dined at some really fine restaurants, and visited the country music hall of fame. We attended the michael buble' concert, which was fantastic as we sat near the front of the stage. We slept very comfortably at the alexis inn and suites near the airport. My girlfriend's father, jack mallante, had performed with ernest tubb and barbara mandrell years ago, and we got lots of pictures of him and them and memorabalia. We had a wonderful time in nashville! Thank you, vacations made easy!
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-- Jerry Walters - Sevierville, TN
Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
The ticket price was great the seat was only seven rows back albeit a little too far to one side for my liking. Nonetheless, it was still a good seat and the show was excellent. Vacations made easy lived up to its name. We simply traded in our print-out tickets for official ones at the ticket office and walked right in and took our seats. It was easy. Thank you. I will definitely recommend vme to anyone who would listen.
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-- Lawrence Normore - L'Anse Au Loup, NL
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