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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Recognizes Country Music Superstar Brad Paisley At The 29th Annual Country Cares For St. Jude Kids®

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® honored GRAMMY Award-winning country music superstar Brad Paisley with the prestigious Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award.

The coveted award – which recognizes individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to the hospital through their humanitarian spirit and unique commitment – was given to Paisley Saturday, Jan. 13, at the annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® songwriter’s dinner at The Peabody Memphis.

This recognition places Paisley among the ranks of five past recipients, including ALABAMA front man and co-founder of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids, Randy Owen for whom the award is named; additional recipients are country music artist John Rich, former ALSAC Chief Operating Officer David McKee(posthumously), St. Jude Country Cares Advisory Council member Sharon Eaves(posthumously), and country music artist Darius Rucker.

Paisley is a long-standing supporter of the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. In 2011, he recorded “One of Those Lives,” a song inspired by the courageous patients and families of St. Jude. Paisley donated a family gathering room to St. Jude Target House, St. Jude’s long-term housing facility for families staying more than 90 days. The Brad Paisley Lodge, positioned near the entrance of St. Jude Target House, is a cozy, common area for residents with a pool table, Guitar Hero gaming system, TVs and a fireplace. Thanks to generous donors, families stay at the St. Jude Target House for no cost.

“We are proud to honor Brad Paisley with this recognition. His unwavering passion, service and generosity are truly inspiring, and over the years he has made a significant difference in the lives of patients and families at St. Jude,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

He continued, “This recognition is a testament to Brad Paisley’s strong advocacy for St. Jude, and the ongoing fight for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. And this honor for Brad also reflects the strength of the entire country music industry, who devote their hearts, time and talent each year to further share our mission and raise funds that are critically important in ensuring families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.”

About Country Cares for St. Jude Kids
More than two dozen country artists gathered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.January 11 – 14 to participate in Country Cares for St. Jude Kids, which connects celebrities with radio stations and other media outlets to help raise funds and awareness for St. Jude. The event, which was created in 1989 by Randy Owen, lead singer of the music group ALABAMA, has raised more than $750 million dollars.

Country artists Randy Owen, Cam, Chase RiceDevin DawsonJerrod NiemannDrake WhiteDanielle BradberyRussell Dickersonand many more participated in the weekend’s events.

For a recap of the fun, visit stjude.org and thisshirtsaveslives.org, and join the conversation by following #stjude and #thisshirtsaveslives.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).

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Brad Paisley Scores 9th Consecutive #1 Studio Album Debut With LOVE AND WAR

LOVE AND WAR, the newest album from country music superstar Brad Paisley, debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, marking Paisley’s 9th consecutive studio album entry at the chart’s top position!

 

Luke Wooten and Paisley co-produced 13 tracks on LOVE AND WAR, with Timbaland and Luke Wooten producing “Grey Goose Chase” and “Solar Power Girl” and John Carter Cash and Luke Wooten producing “Gold All Over the Ground.”  Kendal Marcy was executive producer for the studio album.

 

Download and stream the studio album LOVE AND WAR HERE and HERE.

 

Available for the first time on April 28th, Brad Paisley’s visual album LOVE AND WAR can be streamed for a limited time exclusively on Apple Music HERE.

 

Prior to the visual album release, Paisley hosted premieres at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville and also at Regal LA Live in Los Angeles last week. Paisley viewed the 62 minute film with the audiences of fans and friends and then took questions afterwards.  The Los Angeles crowd was treated with an acoustic performance by Paisley and legendary Rock and Roll superstar John Fogerty.  They played the title track of the album “Love and War,” which they co-wrote, as well as a few classics.

 

Directors involved with the LOVE AND WAR visual album were Paisley, Dave Brown, Derek Cressman, Frank Agnone, Jeff Venable, Jim Shea and Todd Cassetty.  Producers included Ben Skipworth, Frank Agnone, Jim Shea, Kendal Marcy, Mark Kalbfeld and Todd Cassetty, and executive producer was Kendal Marcy.

 

“Last Time For Everything,” Brad Paisley’s current single from LOVE AND WAR, was last week’s most-added song at country radio. Co-written by Paisley, Smith Ahnquist, Brent Anderson, Chris DuBois and Mike Ryan, “Last Time For Everything” was preceded by the smash hit “Today” which was the superstar’s 24th #1 single.

 

Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 21 of his 24 #1 hits including his most recent smash, “Today.” The song has resonated with fans around the globe with the music video garnering over 42 million views, so far. “Last Time For Everything” is his current single and his 11th studio album, LOVE AND WAR, was released April 21. On April 28, LOVE AND WAR was released as country music’s first ever visual album for a limited time exclusively on Apple Music. Paisley has partnered with Boot Barn® and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. Connect with Brad at www.BradPaisley.com, www.Facebook.com/BradPaisley, on Twitter @BradPaisley, on Instagram @Brad Paisley, and YouTube at YouTube.com/BradPaisley.

 

 

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A Country Music First, Brad Paisley Releases LOVE AND WAR Visual Album Available To Stream For A Limited Time Exclusively On Apple Music  

On the heels of the release of his 11th studio album LOVE AND WAR last week, superstar Brad Paisley announces the release of the visual version of the same album exclusively on Apple Music on Friday, April 28.  Paisley is the first country artist to release a visual album.

 

 

 

Available to stream for a limited time exclusively on Apple Music, the LOVE AND WAR visual album represents all 16 songs from the album and flows seamlessly as a movie to tell the complete story. Locations of the video shoots ranged from a concert in a Sleep Number store in a mall, a party at Brad’s parent’s house to the USS Midway in San Diego, CA.  Brad Paisley, Dave Brown, Derek Cressman, Frank Agnone, Jeff Venable, Jim Shea and Todd Cassetty were the directors involved.  Producers included Ben Skipworth, Frank Agnone, Jim Shea, Kendal Marcy, Mark Kalbfeld and Todd Cassetty, and executive producer was Kendal Marcy.

 

 

 

“I feel like country music is so relatable to people,” remarked Brad Paisley, “and it can take so many forms, so why be pigeonholed with the simplicity of audio when you can pair it with something creative?” Paisley continued to remark about the first country music visual album, “I hope you’ll laugh, I know you’ll cry. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do.”

 

 

 

Fans may start a three month free trial now on Apple Music HERE.

 

 

 

Below is a complete list of video credits for the LOVE AND WAR visual album.

 

 

 

1. “Heaven South” – Director: Jeff Venable, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/Brent Anderson/Chris DuBois

 

 

 

2. “Last Time for Everything” – Director: Jeff Venable, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/Smith Ahnquist/Brent Anderson/Chris DuBois/Mike Ryan

 

 

 

3. “One Beer Can” – Director: Jeff Venable, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/Brent Anderson/Chris DuBois

 

 

 

4. “Go to Bed Early” – Director: Jeff Venable, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/Brent Anderson/Hannah Dasher/Chris DuBois

 

 

 

5. “Drive of Shame” (Featuring Mick Jagger) – Director: Brad Paisley, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/Mick Jagger/Matt Clifford

 

 

 

6. “Contact High” – Director: Jim Shea, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/Kelley Lovelace/Lee Thomas Miller

 

 

 

7. “Love and War” (Featuring John Fogerty) – Director: Jeff Venable, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/John Fogerty

 

 

 

8. “Today” –  Director: Brad Paisley and Jim Shea, Producer: Jim Shea, Mark Kalbfeld and Kendal Marcy

 

Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Ashley Gorley

 

 

 

9. “selfie#theinternetisforever” – Director: Brad Paisley, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/Jim Beavers/Chris DuBois

 

 

 

10. “Grey Goose Chase” (Featuring Timbaland) – Director: Todd Cassetty, Producer: Todd Cassetty

 

Brad Paisley/Jared Gutstadt/Lee Thomas Miller/Timothy Mosley

 

 

 

11. “Gold All Over the Ground” – Director: Jim Shea, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/John R. Cash

 

 

 

12. “Dying to See Her” (Featuring Bill Anderson) – Director: Jeff Venable, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/Bill Anderson

 

 

 

13. “Solar Power Girl” (Featuring Timbaland) – Director: Dave Brown and Frank Agnone, Producer: Frank Agnone

 

Brad Paisley/Jared Gutstadt/Timothy Mosley

 

 

 

14. “The Devil Is Alive and Well” – Director: Jim Shea, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/Robert Arthur/Kenny Lewis

 

 

 

15. “Meaning Again” – Director: Derek Cressman, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/Kelley Lovelace/Lee Thomas Miller

 

 

 

16. “Heaven South” (Reprise) – Director: Jeff Venable, Producer: Ben Skipworth

 

Brad Paisley/Brent Anderson/Chris DuBois

 

 

 

 

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BRAD PAISLEY AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD HOST “THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” LIVE FROM NASHVILLE ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2

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Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host Country Music’s Biggest Night™ in 2016. “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Continue Reading →

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BRAD PAISLEY ADDS FIVE SHOWS TO HIS COUNTRY NATION COLLEGE TOUR PRESENTED BY ZAXBY’S

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Following Brad Paisley’s highly successful free concerts at four major universities drawing more than 65,000 fans, he and IMG today announced five additional dates to bring the Country Nation College Tour presented by Zaxby’s to IMG College partner schools.

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BRAD PAISLEY AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD RETURN TO HOST “THE 49th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”

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Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” for the eighth consecutive year in 2015. “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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The Josh Wolf Show – CMT’s First Late Night Show

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Have you heard the news? CMT is airing its first ever late night show with Chelsea Lately alum Josh Wolf as host and the executive producer is Chelsea Handler herself.  I can’t wait to watch it! Should be a great show if this clip is any indication!

New episodes air Thursday- Sunday every week at 11:00 – 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Each episode features Wolf – who refuses to sit behind a typical late-night-desk – with a varied panel of comedians, actors, musicians and more offering their takes on pop culture and weird-but-true headlines of the day.

Watch this clip below as close friend , Brad Paisley, gives Josh advice on hosting!

 

For more information, full episodes and exclusive clips, visit CMT.com, or download the CMT App on iOS or Android.

For more fun clips like this one, join the conversation on social using #JoshWolfShow and follow Josh Wolf on Facebook and Twitter

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Country Superstar Brad Paisley to Host a Night of Stand-Up Comedy on Thursday, April 16 as Part of the Wild West Comedy Festival

imageCountry music superstar Brad Paisley will host a night of stand-up comedy featuring comedians Jon ReepGreg HahnTheo Von,Sarah TianaKeith Alberstadt and more at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the weeklong Wild West Comedy Festival.  Year two of the festival is set for Tuesday, April 14 through Sunday, April 19 in Nashville, and brings a full slate of all-star comedians to its lineup. Tickets to the Paisley-hosted evening go on sale this Friday, March 27 atwww.wildwestcomedyfestival.com.

 

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Boot Barn To Celebrate New Downtown Nashville Store and Unveil New Brad Paisley Line

Brad PaisleyBoot Barn® (http://www.bootbarn.com/), America’s largest western and work wear store, announced today the grand opening of its new downtown Nashville store and the launch of an exclusive line of clothing and accessories called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. The line will be formally unveiled at a special ceremony at the new store on Friday, October 24, at 2 p.m.

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Album Review: Brad Paisley | “Moonshine in the Trunk”

Moonshine in the Trunk by Brad Paisley country musicBrad Paisley’s Moonshine in the Trunk is exactly what you’d expect of the country star’s 10th studio album – party songs mixed with a little love, quirky lyrics and his signature guitar licks. Its release was infused with just as much humor as some of its songs, in true Paisley fashion. After a few months of #LeakingMoonshine on Paisley’s Twitter, the album officially dropped Aug. 26 and became his eighth to hit #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Paisley stirred up attention releasing tracks without permission from his label, Arista Nashville, and had fellow celebrities contribute to his fun.

Paisley tweeted that he was looking for a CD he really thought he had in his truck, and this quickly followed:

But Paisley certainly brought the album to life with his leaking locations.

“I wanted this to be a modern honky-tonk record, but not one that’s a ‘cry in your beer’ honky-tonk record,” Paisley said in a “Rolling Stone” magazine interview. “More like a honky-tonk record that Buck Owens would’ve made.”

He accomplished that goal in the first four songs on the album, which represent the themes running through all 15 tracks.

1. The crisp pop of a beer can usually signifies the start of a great night out or a relaxing day on the water. In this case, it kicks off the album by opening the first track, “Crushin’ It.” The promise of crushin’ cold Bud Light cans every weekend carries many of us through the workweek and keeps us livin’ for the weekend. He co-wrote the song with Kelley Lovelace and Lee Thomas Miller.

2. Just when you’re longing for the weekend to arrive, “Riverbank,” the lead single off the album, follows in perfect time. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and quickly became a song of the summer. It will have you daydreaming of a simple afternoon on the river with an inner tube, friends and plenty of laughter. “Riverbank” was co-produced by Paisley and Luke Wooten. Paisley also co-wrote this one with Lovelace, and their clever rhymes prove they’re a dynamic songwriting duo.

We’d sail around the world and go to shore in a dingy / But ‘til that dream comes true, why don’t ya grab your bikini.

“Crushin’ It” and “Riverbank” along with two more party tracks from the album – “Moonshine in the Trunk” and “Limes” – certainly accomplish the modern honky-tonk goal Paisley was shooting for.

3. Paisley slows down with the second single from the album, “Perfect Storm.” It paints a beautiful picture of a woman using a potentially record-breaking number of analogies in just under four minutes.

If she was a drink she’d be single-barrel bourbon on ice – smooth with a kick, a chill and a burn, all at the same time / She ain’t just the song, she’s the whole mixed tape / She’s sunshine mixed with a little hurricane.

This love song leaves ladies with a desire to be depicted like this. Men, it might not be a bad time to help your kids with their homework. Remember thinking, “When will we use this in real life?” Your time is now, my friends. Paisley also co-wrote this one with Miller and co-produced it with Wooten. “Shattered Glass,” “You Shouldn’t Have To” and “Cover Girl” are three more tracks on the album that illustrate Paisley’s sweet side.

4. “High Life” brings the first bit of humor to the album. The classic upbeat Paisley song depicts a “low life” family’s journey to becoming “thousandaires.” Grandpa dyin’, Mama slippin’ on ice out front of Chick-fil-A and Carrie Underwood singin’ a song like a poem Brother wrote took this family to the top. Paisley and Underwood collaborated on the track as a joke inspired by a lawsuit claiming they ripped off the song “Remind Me.” Paisley co-wrote “High Life” with Chris DuBois, Brent Anderson and Lovelace. Three more songs – “4WDP,” “Gone Green” and “JFK 1962” – add Paisley’s quirkiness to the album.

Overall, Moonshine in the Trunk is everything Paisley’s fans could hope for. He distributed party, love and humor throughout the album to make it flow. It’s nothing drastically new or groundbreaking, but why change a good thing?

Twitter: @BradPaisley

Rated 5 out of 5 Stars

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