Brad Paisley has sold over 12 million albums, won three Grammy Awards and has become one of the biggest names in country music. With his grandfather buying him his first guitar and teaching him how to play by the age of 10, Brad has grown from being a small town boy from West Virginia to taking over the country music scene.

West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium was deemed Brad Paisley’s landmark for best representing his pride in being from his home state of West Virginia. Wearing a WVU hat and jersey meant more than just supporting a football team; it meant he was representing the love he has for his state. Diving into Brad’s small town upbringing and how that helped him become a star, Chad Smith combined his own perspective as an artist to help explain the personal meaning behind performing at WVU.

“The neat thing about a small town is that when you want to be an artist, by golly, they’ll make you one.” Brad Paisley


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