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Brad Paisley is a Grammy-winner country singer/songwriter and member of the Grand Ole Opry's Hall of Fame.
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That same year, Paisley embarked on a successful tour, with rising country star Carrie Underwood serving as his opening act.
Teaming up to record together, Paisley and Underwood sang a duet, "Oh Love," on his next release, 5th Gear (2007). Reaching the top spot on the country album charts, the album featured several No. 1 hit singles, including "Online," "Letter to Me,
" and "I'm Still a Guy." Paisley also took home several major awards that same year, winning the ACM Award for Top Male Vocalist and the CMA Award for Male Vocalist of the Year. He also won his first Grammy Award for the instrumental track "Throttleneck."
His next album, Play: The Guitar Album, hit stores in November of 2008, featuring collaborations with musicians such as Keith Urban, Vince Gill and B. B. King. Paisley and Urban received 2008 Entertainer of the Year nominations at the CMAs for their duet. Although their performance didn't snag the award, Paisley walked away from the ceremony with other honors—this time for Male Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year.
In 2009, Paisley released his American Saturday Night album. The first single off the album, a song called "Then" catapulted to No. 1, making it Paisley's 14th No. 1 hit. Thanks to his album, Paisley is up for seven CMA awards at November's ceremony, including Entertainer of the Year. He will also be co-hosting the event with Carrie Underwood.
Paisley met actress Kimberly Williams in 2001, after writing a song with lyrics about meeting Williams. He then made a video to accompany the single, and Williams agreed to appear. They couple married in 2003, and welcomed their first child, a son named William Huckleberry, in 2007. On April 17, 2009, they welcomed a second son, Jasper Warren Paisley.
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