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Brad Paisley Drops In For A Surprise Visit At Jeff Gordon's Christmas Party

12/13/2015 10:03am EST
Brad Paisley Was Jeff Gordon's Surprise Gift At Christmas Party
As if having Tom Cruise crash his farewell speech wasn't enough, Jeff Gordon got another surprise this weekend when country music superstar Brad Paisley arrived to drop in on his company Christmas party.

Gordon's race team, Hendrick Motorsports, was throwing their annual holiday bash on Friday night and given that it's also the four-time champion's last year as a driver there was another send-off for Gordon as well. The Hendrick crew put a giant bow on one of his No. 24 Axalta Chevrolets and drove it in to present it to Gordon.

But what Gordon didn't know was that Paisley was the one in t...

The 2015 CMAs: Everything You Need To Know, Including Live Stream Info.

11/4/2015 2:30pm EST
Brad Paisley Carrie Underwood
A burning question is on the minds of a lot of country music lovers: How can I watch the 2015 CMAs online via Live Stream Wednesday night? Don't fret; we have all the 411 on the 49th Annual Country Music Awards show (#CMAWARDS) this year!

When the lights come on, and the curtain rises, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will take to the stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. It will mark the eighth time (since 2008) the country crooners host the coveted CMA Awards ceremony.

If you want to watch the CMAs online, you have to be careful what sites you visit. Because this is the biggest ni...

Ed Sheeran's Fans Will See Fireworks At 4th of July Performance

7/1/2015 2:28pm EDT
Ed Sheeran, Brad Paisley, Kelly Clarkson Headline 'Macy's 4th Of
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is must-see TV this weekend, especially if you are a fan of singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, country music star Brad Paisley or Grammy Award winning singer Kelly Clarkson. NBC's annual Fourth of July party begins at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday, and features an amazing lineup of performances, and a fireworks display that will light up your family room.

Ed Sheeran's teen fans won't have to sit in front of their TV to see him perform hit songs like "Thinking Out Loud" and "Don't." NBC will be live streaming the Macy's 4th of July show online via the Watch AB...

Gender Of Carrie Underwood's Baby Revealed...Sort Of

11/6/2014 1:53pm EST
Did Brad Paisley Reveal The Gender Of Carrie Underwood’s Baby?
Did Brad Paisley inadvertently spill the beans about the gender of Carrie Underwood's baby? The pair co-hosted the CMA Awards on Wednesday, and Underwood whispered the news to Paisley, telling him not to share it.

A few minutes later, Underwood jokingly asked Paisley if Garth Brooks would sign her unborn child, and Paisley said: "We could name him Garth!" indicating she and husband Mike Comrie were expecting a son.

Paisley felt guilty for his outburst and said, "Hashtag Brad blew it."

Last month, Underwood visited "The View" and admitted it would be nice to have a baby girl. She explaine...

Ariana Grande Made News Not Related To Her Nude Photo Leak... Guess

9/4/2014 8:55am EDT
Ariana Grande Tops Billboard 200 With ‘My Everything’: This Week
Unsurprisingly, Ariana Grande scored the second #1 album of her short recording career with My Everything. My Everything opened impressively selling 169,000 copies, trumping the opening sales of 2013 effort, Yours Truly (138,000 copies). 169,000 copies is robust by today’s standards by all means, but had My Everything came out a couple of years ago, think about how many hundred thousands of copies it might’ve sold. To quote Mary J. Blige (at least partially), “Reminisce on the” sales of the past…

Grande was the main attraction, but she wasn’t the only big name artist who dropped new m...

Ariana Grande Leads New Albums: This Week In Music

8/26/2014 9:12am EDT
Ariana Grande Leads New Albums: This Week In Music
After some rather unexceptional release weeks, the music industry looks to be picking up some steam in regards to bigger album releases. This week, many new titles were released off-cycle, hitting stores on Monday, August 25. Some of the artists dropping new music this week included Ariana Grande, Kem, and Brad Paisley. Grande, who’s had big hits this summer, leads the charge this week with My Everything.

1) Ariana Grande, My Everything (Universal Republic)

Pop’s new ‘it’ star releases her highly anticipated sophomore album, My Everything, which follows up 2013’s #1 debut, Yours Tru...

ABC's 'Rising Star' Mediocre At Best

6/23/2014 11:15am EDT
Rising Star
"You win some, you lose some." Perhaps that’s how ABC should view their latest flawed effort joining the singing competition market, Rising Star. It's the latest attempt at finding a 'superstar' – or perhaps it’s just ABC striving to compete with other networks in the karaoke realm. After all, NBC has The Voice and Fox has American Idol. Adding fuel to the fire, ABC has fallen flat previously – Duets ended after one season.

Rising Star has good intentions – the viewers select the artists vying for a recording contract with Capitol records. The idea sounded great decent on paper… If t...

The Hottest Male Country Music Stars Of 2014

5/9/2014 3:00am EDT
The Hottest Male Country Music Stars Of 2014
Texas native Luke Bryan is one of the hottest stars in country music. The son of a peanut farmer, Bryan is married to his college sweetheart, Caroline, and has two sons.

His hit songs include "I Don't Want This Night to End", "Drunk on You", "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye," "Crash My Party" and "That's My Kind of Night."

Bryan burst on the scene in 2010 and received several Academy of Country Music Awards and a CMT Music Award. In 2012, he swept the American Country Awards with nine trophies, including the "Artist of the Year" award. The following year he won the Academy of Country Music Awards' ...

Brad Paisley And Wife Kimberly Williams Victims Of Online Hoax

11/6/2013 12:03pm EST
Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams
Country star Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams have revealed they were the victims of an online hoax.

Paisley told Nightline he received an email from a stranger claiming her daughter was dying from neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumor that generally occurs in infants and children and develops on nervous tissue.

Kimberly said, "She said that her daughter had begged her to get in touch with me… it sounded very sort of real. But she wasn't dying to get a hold of me. You know, that was kind of the beginning of the manipulation."

Kimberly and Brad immediately responded and talked to th...

CMT Music Awards: Winners, Fashion & A Tribute To Oklahoma Tornado Victims

6/6/2013 9:06am EDT
Carrie Underwood
On Wednesday night, Oklahoma natives Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert made their state proud by winning some of the evening's top awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Jason Aldean and actress Kristen Bell co-hosted the show, which featured performances by Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban.

Underwood (pictured above) won the coveted "Video Of The Year" prize, beating Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Swift. She sang "See You Again" with a church choir and dedicated the song to the victims of last month's tornadoes in Okl...

A Who's Who Of Country Music Stars Perform At George Jones' Funeral

5/2/2013 2:30pm EDT
Brad Paisley
A cadre of country rock stars performed at George Jones' funeral in Nashville, Tennessee, today. Kid Rock, Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson were among those who headed to The Grand Ole Opry House to pay their respects to Jones, who died on Friday at age 81.

The funeral began with the opening hymn "Old Rugged Cross" by Tanya Tucker and the Imperials. Kenny Chesney, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd and Randy Travis also performed or spoke at the ceremony. Travis Tritt, Ronnie Milsap, and Patty Loveless also turned up. Former First Lady Laura Bush and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam also...

Brad Paisley Prepares For Backlash Over 'Those Crazy Christians'

4/11/2013 10:54am EDT
Brad Paisley
Singer Brad Paisley has another potentially controversial song on his new album in addition to "Accidental Racist." The country star anticipates some backlash from religious conservatives over a song called "Those Crazy Christians."
Earlier this week, he and LL Cool J were criticized for the slavery theme in "Accidental Racist," and Paisley thinks he'll be slammed again for another track from "Wheelhouse."

He explained to Parade magazine, "This is what I would consider a gospel song, the most important one I've ever done... I wrote it shortly after my cousin-in-law passed away in 2011. H...

LL Cool J Gives Brad Paisley Credit For Talking About Slavery In 'Accidental Racist'

4/10/2013 6:40pm EDT
LL Cool J
LL Cool J insists "Accidental Racist," his new song with Brad Paisley, was meant to "shake things up," and he is unphased by the controversy the tune has generated.

On Monday, critics accused the rapper and country star of trivalizing slavery with the song, which includes lyrics such as: "I try to put myself in your shoes and that's a good place to begin. Now my chains are gold but I'm still misunderstood. I want you to get paid but be a slave I never could... I'd love to buy you a beer, conversate and clear the air but I see that red flag and I think you wish I wasn't here."

LL responded...

Brad Paisley Defends Controversial Song 'Accidental Racist,' Insists It's Not A Stunt

4/9/2013 8:25pm EDT
Brad Paisley
The internet is buzzing about Brad Paisley's collaboration with LL Cool J on the new track "Accidental Racist." The tune details the tensions of the south and the rapper's experiences in New York City. Some don't like the song's "Southern pride" message.

The tune starts: "To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main, I hope you understand. When I put on that T-shirt, the only thing I meant to say is I'm a Skynyrd fan. The red flag on my chest somehow is like the elephant in the corner of the South."

The country star later sings: "I try to put myself in your shoes and that's ...

Brad Paisley And Rascal Flatts Donate Cows To African Tribe

10/18/2012 9:26pm EDT
Brad Paisley
Kind-hearted country stars Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts have donated four cows to a struggling tribe in Africa.

In 2007, Paisley bet TV producer Steve Grunwald he couldn't travel to 10 countries in 10 days, but he proved the "Letter to Me" hitmaker wrong and completed the challenge in Africa.

Grunwald kept in touch with the locals he met on his trek, and when he heard a group of Masai villagers were in need of a cow, he asked Paisley to help with funds so he could buy his new pals in Kenya cattle to support their livelihood.

The 39 year old happily obliged and offered to fund Grunwald'...

Scotty McCreery Falls Off Stage; Brad Paisley Pokes Fun At 'Idol' Star

8/14/2012 11:19am EDT
Scotty McCreery
"American Idol" star Scotty McCreery fell from a stage during a concert in New York on Friday.

The country singer opened for Brad Paisley at the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts when midway through his rendition of Travis Tritt's song "T.R.O.U.B.L.E." he tumbled into the crowd.

Ever the professional, McCreery hopped back up onstage to continue his performance. He even shared video footage of his mishap with fans on Twitter.

Two days later, jokester Paisley decorated the stage at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center with traffic cones and caution tape to prevent a repeat accident.

The ...

Fox Executives Eyeing Brad Paisley For 'American Idol'?

7/25/2012 8:18am EDT
Brad Paisley
Fox executives are seriously considering adding country star Brad Paisley to the "American Idol" judging panel, according to Mariah Carey just joined the program, taking over Jennifer Lopez's slot, and the search is on for a replacement for Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler.

Many former "Idol" contestants have focused on country music, including Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery and Kellie Pickler, making Paisley a logical choice. He has performed on the show in the past and co-hosted the CMA Awards with Underwood four times.

Paisley is currently on tour until November, making h...

Brad Paisley Stages White House Concert For The Troops On Independence Day

7/5/2012 3:31pm EDT
Brad Paisley
Country star Brad Paisley paid tribute to U.S. soldiers on Independence Day by staging a special show in the grounds of the White House.

The Remind Me hit-maker headlined the annual Salute to the Military USO concert, which took place on the South Lawn of President Barack Obama's official residence in Washington, D.C.

Paisley entertained 1,200 troops and military family members, before a spectacular fireworks display rounded off the event.

The concert was clearly a special performance for Paisley - he wrote on his page, "Thank you Mr. President, First Lady, and all the bra...

CMT Awards Winners & Fashion: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & More!

6/7/2012 8:38am EDT
Carrie Underwood
On Wednesday night, Carrie Underwood dominated the CMT Music Awards by taking home two trophies - her duet with Brad Paisley "Remind Me" won Collaborative Video Of The Year, and "Good Girl" was named Video Of The Year.

The "American Idol" starlet looked sexy in a short sequined dress with black heels and a matching clutch.

Another "Idol" star, Scotty McCreery, won Breakthrough Video Of The Year for "The Trouble With Girls," while Lady Antebellum took home Group Video Of The Year for "We Owned The Night." Sugarland won Duo Video Of The Year for "I Got You."

Miranda Lambert scooped up Fema...

Scotty McCreery Returning To High School To Finish Senior Year

3/5/2012 3:17pm EST
Scotty McCreery
Teenage country star Scotty McCreery is returning to high school to serve out the final months of his senior year.

North Carolina native McCreery put his studies on hold to audition for the 10th season of hit show American Idol in 2011. He won the competition and extended his leave of absence to concentrate on his music career.

However, the I Love You This Big hit-maker is now setting his sights on furthering his education, revealing he's due to finish up his time at Garner Magnet High School once he wraps up his concert tour with Brad Paisley this spring.

He tells the News Observer, ...

Brad Paisley Takes Aim At Paul McCartney's Awful New Album Title

2/8/2012 8:20pm EST
Brad Paisley
"Celebrity" singer Brad Paisley has taken aim at Paul McCartney and his "yes men" for coming up with the worst album title ever.

The country music star is not a fan of McCartney's new release "Kisses on the Bottom" and suggests someone should have told the former Beatle it was a terrible idea.

In a series of posts on Wednesday morning, Paisley wrote, "It's only February, but Sir Paul is an absolute lock for worst album title of the year. Actually, maybe all time... It's like he's kidding. He's got to be kidding. Tell me he's changing the title back to the real one, right? Oh t...

Rascal Flatts To Receive Humanitarian Award

1/24/2012 11:36am EST
Rascal Flatts
Country band Rascal Flatts are set to be honored for their tireless charity work at a glitzy gala in Nashville, Tennessee.

The group will receive the Artist Humanitarian Award for their fundraising efforts during the annual Country Radio Seminar ceremony on February 22nd.

In 2010, the group donated $3 million to the city's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. They also serve as spokespersons for suicide prevention organization The Jason Foundation, and back the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet.

CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne says, "The board is very pleased to honor Rascal Fl...

Stagecoach Country Music Festival Sells Out Three Months In Advance

1/11/2012 8:13pm EST
Brad Paisley
The 2012 Stagecoach Country Music Festival has sold out more than three months in advance.

It's the first time all tickets for the event have sold out in the festival's five-year history.

Stagecoach expands from two to three days this year, and will take place on the site of the Coachella Festival in Indio, California the weekend after that six-day event in April.

The country showdown will feature sets by Brad Paisley, Chris Isaak, Jason Aldean, Kenny Rogers, Martina McBride, newly-reformed The Mavericks and hot couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton.

Lady Gaga Leads 2012 Oscars Song Nominees

12/20/2011 3:47pm EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is in the running for an Oscar after she was named among the nominees for the coveted Best Song prize.

The pop superstar's duet with Elton John, Hello Hello, from the Rocket Man's Gnomeo & Juliet movie, has been included in a long list of 39 songs in competition for gold at the 2012 Academy Awards.

Mary J. Blige's track Living Proof, from The Help, is also on the list, along with's Hot Wings, from Rio, and Robbie Williams and Brad Paisley's duet Collision of Worlds, from Cars 2.

Other artists in consideration for the prize include Chris Cornell (The Keeper, from Ma...

Jason Aldean Dominates Second American Country Awards

12/6/2011 8:16am EST
Jason Aldean
Singer Jason Aldean has dominated the second ever American Country Awards, taking home six out of eight trophies on Monday night.

The star won all but two of the prizes he was nominated for, including the prestigious Album of the Year and Artist of the Year titles. He also shared the collaborative Single and Music Video of the Year prizes with Kelly Clarkson for their duet Don't You Wanna Stay.

After taking to the stage for a second time, he told the audience, "This is getting a little ridiculous now. I don't know what else to say. It's been a crazy year."

Country sweetheart Carrie Un...

Trace Adkins Is Country Music's Sexiest Man

11/16/2011 9:46pm EST
Trace Adkins
Singer Trace Adkins has been named Country's Sexiest Man in a new magazine poll.

The "Chrome" singer was named top man in Country Weekly Magazine and will appear on the cover of the publication when the new issue hits newsstands on Friday.

Adkins, who will co-host and perform at the American Country Music Awards on December 5, beat out Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Lady Antebellum singer Charles Kelley to land atop the readers' poll.

Watch: Brad Paisley And Carrie Underwood Sing Ode To Kim Kardashian's Short Wedding

11/10/2011 5:00pm EST
Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Eric Stonestreet
Even the Country Music Awards could not keep themselves from making fun of Kim Kardashian and her short wedding. Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood invited Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet on stage to sign a song about what's really bothering the country.

The song was done in the tune of Randy Travis' hit, Forever and Ever, Amen. "I’m going to love you forever — for 72 days, amen," the trio sang, before taking some pot shots at Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift - and Swift was in the crowd!

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You can watch the entire opening skit below, but the s...

Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton Lead 2011 CMA Awards

11/10/2011 8:13am EST
Miranda Lambert
Newlyweds Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were the toast of the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night after picking up the two top vocalist prizes.

Lambert, who married Shelton in May, was crowned Female Vocalist of the Year, while her new husband picked up the male equivalent at the star-studded Bridgestone Arena ceremony. Joking with Shelton, who opened the show by performing the Footloose movie theme with Kenny Loggins, as she picked up her prize, Lambert teased, "It's gonna be a good night, baby!"

Taylor Swift missed out on several top prizes, ...

Celebrity Birthdays - October 28, 2011

10/28/2011 3:00am EDT
Julia Roberts
Happy Birthday to:

Pretty Woman Julia Roberts (1967)

American Idol reject Justin Guarini (1978)

country star Brad Paisley (1972)

Actor Joaquin Phoenix (1974)

Singer/songwriter Ben Harper (1968)

Actor Andy Richter (1966)

Actress Jami Gertz (1965)

Actress Lauren Holly (1963)

Actress Daphne Zuniga (1962)

Software tycoon Bill Gates (1955)

Songwriter Desmond Child (1953)

Kim Kardashian's Olympic runner stepfather Bruce Jenner (1949)

NYPD Blue actor Dennis Franz (1944)

Southern rock fiddler, Charlie Daniels (1937)

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The Zac Brown Band & Jason Aldean Lead American Country Awards Nominations

10/13/2011 4:00pm EDT
Zac Brown Band and Jason Aldean
Singer Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band are set to dominate the second annual American Country Awards after scoring eight nominations apiece.

Both acts will battle it out for the Artist of the Year and Album of the Year honors at the Las Vegas ceremony in December.

Taylor Swift is also tipped for the Artist Of The Year prize, as are Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum.

Duo Thompson Square will be an act to beat after scoring seven nominations, while country sweetheart Swift is tipped in six categories, including Artist of the Year: Female. She'll go head-to-head with Sara Evans, Alison ...