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July 25, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Country singer and songwriter Brad Paisley is the latest name to bubble up in the endless speculation about who'll join the “American Idol” judging panel following the recent departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. There's a certain amount of sense to the suggestion of Paisley -- he'd make a viable counterpart to Blake Shelton on “The Voice,” and because many “Idol” contestants skew country, he'd represent a community that's a big part of the “Idol” audience.
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April 7, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Though he's developed a healthy sideline over the last few years co-hosting the Country Music Assn. Awards with Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley turned up Sunday night on that show's rival broadcast , the Academy of Country Music Awards. So far, so good, right? One of country music's smartest, most charismatic stars, Paisley improves any awards show on which he appears -- and with performances such as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's weirdly wooden "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," the ACMs needed more help than most.
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July 3, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
It was apparent in the halting pauses between words and thoughts that country singer Brad Paisley was wrestling with some big emotions when he got on the phone Tuesday to speak about the passing of Andy Griffith, his costar for the 2008 music video for his song “Waitin' on a Woman.” Like millions of Americans, the West Virginia-born Paisley grew up watching Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor on “The Andy Griffith Show,” doling out words of...
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November 6, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Whether the country music stars who'll be front and center at the CMA Awards show from Nashville are coming up with the songs that make the whole world sing could be debated, but they're certainly some of the most trusted celebrities around. That's the finding of Repucom's latest Celebrity Davie Brown Index, or Celebrity DBI, a seven-year old measure of consumer perceptions of celebs. As it turns out, the most effective celebrity musician endorser in the country at the moment is Blake Shelton, who is in the running Wednesday night for entertainer of the year, the CMA's top award.
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February 6, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Three-time Grammy-winning country music star Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have listed their home in Pacific Palisades for $2.995 million. The restored house, built in 1925, features a two-story living room with a fireplace, beamed ceilings and stained-glass windows. The 3,394-square-foot home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is a detached garage with a bonus room, a lawn and citrus trees. Singer-songwriter Paisley, 40, has toured with Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift, among others.
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April 7, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Though he's developed a healthy sideline over the last few years co-hosting the Country Music Assn. Awards with Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley turned up Sunday night on that show's rival broadcast , the Academy of Country Music Awards. So far, so good, right? One of country music's smartest, most charismatic stars, Paisley improves any awards show on which he appears -- and with performances such as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's weirdly wooden "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," the ACMs needed more help than most.
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August 21, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas will be witness to a flurry of special activities -- concerts, comedy and, yes, cocktails. They're timed to mark the unofficial end of summer. Here are 10 events that may pique your interest: Black Sabbath : The group that helped define heavy metal and boasts a quadruple-platinum album (“Paranoid”) performs Sunday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena . Tickets from $39.50 to $129.50 available through Ticketmaster , (800)
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October 21, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Brad Paisley paused his song “I'm Still a Guy”on  Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl to deliver a little speech on what he called “the feminization of the modern man.” The tune is a mock diatribe with scenery that felt pretty familiar even before its release in 2007: dudes walking little dogs, dudes getting facials, dudes holding purses at the mall. So here the media-savvy country singer was using current events to freshen up the sentiment. “Soon, there'll be whole binders full of men,” he said, paraphrasing Mitt Romney's now-infamous comment from last week's presidential debate.
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October 19, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Brad Paisley estimates that he and his family spend a third of their time in Los Angeles -- most of it scheduled, he says, to "get away from the unbearable heat and the cold of winter" in their other home in Nashville. Even so, the country star has never seen a show at the Hollywood Bowl, where he's set to bring his Virtual Reality tour on Saturday night. "I know all about the venue, so I'm really excited about it," he said Thursday in a phone call from Chula Vista. Paisley added that although he would've liked to have spent longer in the Southland, he's headed back to Tennessee following Saturday's concert in order to prepare for next month's Country Music Association Awards.
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May 13, 2010 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
As symbolically devastating as the recent flooding in Nashville was to the home of the historic Grand Ole Opry House, the toll on another building little known outside the city's music community may well have a broader, more lasting impact. That building is Soundcheck Nashville, a "cartage" facility, where roughly 1,000 musicians, including country stars such as Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Vince Gill, as well as hundreds of the world's most accomplished studio musicians, store their instruments and equipment.
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November 6, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton are among the artists performing Wednesday night on the CMA Awards show from Nashville, and Pop & Hiss will be with you all night live blogging the festivities.  Here's some of what we'll be looking for this evening: George Strait and Alan Jackson are slated to pay tribute to the late George Jones. Taylor Swift will partner with Vince Gill and Alison Krauss. And Foo Fighter Dave Grohl is expected to drum for the Zac Brown Band.
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September 13, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Country musician Brad Paisley and his wife, "Nashville" actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have sold a home in Pacific Palisades for $2.5 million. The restored house, with more 1920s character than country vibe, features a two-story living room with a fireplace, beamed ceilings and stained-glass windows. The 3,394-square-foot home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is a detached garage with a bonus room, a lawn and citrus trees. Singer-songwriter Paisley, 40, spent this summer on his Beat This Summer tour playing paisley-patterned guitars.
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September 6, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Carrie Underwood fell right on her bottom onstage during a concert in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday. The "American Idol" alum was performing for her "Blown Away" tour when she tumbled away in front of a packed  American Bank Center Arena . While she was belting out one foot-stomping song, the songstress got a bit overzealous and her sky-high heel caught on the back of her long, flowy T-shirt. That move forced her to plunge to the ground and bounce onto her derriere. But the six-time Grammy winner handled the spill like a pro, finished singing as she was seated and even took to Twitter to acknowledge her foible.
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas will be witness to a flurry of special activities -- concerts, comedy and, yes, cocktails. They're timed to mark the unofficial end of summer. Here are 10 events that may pique your interest: Black Sabbath : The group that helped define heavy metal and boasts a quadruple-platinum album (“Paranoid”) performs Sunday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena . Tickets from $39.50 to $129.50 available through Ticketmaster , (800)
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July 4, 2013
LL Cool J may have gotten in hot water for his contribution to the baffling Brad Paisley single "Accidental Racist," but on the tour of first-generation hip-hop legends, he'll reassert his mike prowess with Ice Cube, De La Soul and Public Enemy in the wings. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7 p.m. Sun. $35-$80. http://www.greektheatrela.com.
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May 21, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The only thing worse than spoilers of your favorite TV show are … bogus spoilers. As part of the media frenzy leading to Wednesday's “Nashville” season finale, ABC released these admittedly juicy but nonetheless not “spoiler-worthy” tid bits: “A shadow has been cast over country music's biggest night: Juliette discovers a letter from Jolene revealing her mother's true feelings; Rayna and Deacon's fairytale evening at the CMA Awards,...
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July 4, 2013
LL Cool J may have gotten in hot water for his contribution to the baffling Brad Paisley single "Accidental Racist," but on the tour of first-generation hip-hop legends, he'll reassert his mike prowess with Ice Cube, De La Soul and Public Enemy in the wings. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7 p.m. Sun. $35-$80. http://www.greektheatrela.com.
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November 6, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Whether the country music stars who'll be front and center at the CMA Awards show from Nashville are coming up with the songs that make the whole world sing could be debated, but they're certainly some of the most trusted celebrities around. That's the finding of Repucom's latest Celebrity Davie Brown Index, or Celebrity DBI, a seven-year old measure of consumer perceptions of celebs. As it turns out, the most effective celebrity musician endorser in the country at the moment is Blake Shelton, who is in the running Wednesday night for entertainer of the year, the CMA's top award.
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May 6, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Is a reductive engagement with social issues worse than no engagement at all? That was the question raised by "Accidental Racist," Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's astonishingly simple-minded meditation on American race relations. Many critics assailed the song for handling its topic as a (white) child might. But others offered cautious praise for the song's willingness to address race at all, a perceived rarity in country music. Now Kenny Chesney is raising the question again (albeit in characteristically lower-key fashion)
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May 2, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Is a reductive engagement with social issues worse than no engagement at all? That was the question raised last month by "Accidental Racist," Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's astonishingly simple-minded meditation on American race relations. Many critics assailed the song -- in which Paisley describes himself as "just a white man coming to you from the Southland, trying to understand what it's like not to be" -- for handling its topic as a (white) child might. But others offered cautious praise for the song's willingness to address race at all, a perceived rarity in country music.
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