Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and 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.In this exclusive interview, Wild takes behind the scenes of country's Academy Awards to reveal just how involved Paisley and Underwood are in the process, why the jokes are kept super secret and how stars have reacted to being the butt of a monologue joke. Carrie was and is one of the most interesting dynamics of anyone I've ever worked with because I don't think we got to know each other at all for, like, three years.But professionally she was instantly the most pleasant surprise I've ever encountered.Paisley added, “Carrie and I have certainly hit our stride in terms of balancing humor and a genuine respect for the nominees and winners.DATES “Dating Naked” will return for its third season Wednesday, June 29 at 9 p.m.Paisley has sold over 12 million albums and won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards.He has earned country music's crowning achievement, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
He is the only child of Douglas Edward "Doug" Paisley, who worked for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, and Sandra Jean "Sandy" (née Jarvis) Paisley, a teacher. He has stated that his love of country music stems from his maternal grandfather, Warren Jarvis, who gave him his first guitar, a Sears Danelectro Silvertone, and taught him how to play at eight years old.contributing editor — has written the script for the CMA Awards for more than 12 years, authoring shows for former hosts Vince Gill and Brooks & Dunn.Both Gill and the Nineties' most successful country duo gamely delivered Wild's copy, but his collaboration with Paisley and Underwood has brought the show to new creative heights. We were a new team and I bonded very quickly with Brad because we realized that no matter where you come from and no matter what you do for a living, a wiseass is a wiseass and we were two people who liked to make fun of each other.Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood — the pair returning as hosts of the 48th Annual CMA Awards for the seventh time on Wednesday night — have become as big a draw for the annual awards show as the actual trophies.Paisley and Underwood's hilarious banter, go-for-broke willingness to achieve a laugh and tremendous chemistry have elevated them to the highest ranks of award show hosts.