Brad Paisley quotes

  • Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #New Year #Book #Writing

  • I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Dad #Half

  • Country music has become the music that best represents the reality of American life.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Country #Reality

  • That there's no more important decision in life than who you marry.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Anniversary #Decision #Important

  • I'm sure there are a few things in my CD collection that might surprise people. I like classical music, the blues, and I'm a big fan of alternative rock
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Rocks #Cds #People

  • I like to look at the songs like they're little movies.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Song #Looks #Littles

  • I love any and all situations where you celebrate creativity.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Creativity #Celebration #Celebrate

  • You look out there and there's people that, their day is changed because of your contribution to it.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #People #Looks #Changed

  • Anytime you do something from the heart, people just know it.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Heart #People

  • I don't stare at a sheet of paper and try to think of a good word to use. I try to see where the story should go.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Writing #Thinking #Trying

  • As a guitar player, it's harder for me to impress somebody than it is to write a song that they like.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Song #Writing #Player

  • When they say you're the best, I always remember that the majority of the audience probably thinks someone else should have gotten the award.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Thinking #Awards #Majority

  • I really worked to try and be creative enough on the guitar parts so those who aren't real educated would know that there was some difficulty in doing it
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Real #Guitar #Creative

  • If you're really on top, you probably didn't do that great, 'cause you have to water it down a bit for it to get that mass appeal
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Water #Causes #Mass

  • If I get an idea for a song, I have a melody for it. I'm a musician first. I'm not limited by the fretboard
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Song #Ideas #Musician

  • Today she met me at the door, said I would have to choose, if I picked up that fishing rod today, she'd be packing all her things and she'd be gone by noon....well I'm gonna miss her when I get home tonight.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Home #Lakes #Doors

  • If you fall in love with somebody, then you're not even worried about your bills. Love can take your mind off of anything.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Falling In Love #Mind #Bills

  • I have a to-do list and I have a farm I care for, and things I like to do for fun - going to movies and all that stuff. It's a painfully normal life!
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Fun #Care #Stuff

  • I can't see this world unless I go/ outside my southern comfort zone.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Southern #Comfort #World

  • She's a yellow pair of running shoes, a holey pair of jeans. She looks great in cheap sunglasses, she looks great in anything. She's, "I want a piece of chocolate cake; take me to a movie." She's a, "I can't find a thing to wear." Now and then she's moody. She's a Saturn with a sunroof with her brown hair blowing. She's a warm conversation I wouldn't miss for nothing. She's a fighter when she's mad and she's a lover when she's lovin'.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Running #Jeans #Cake

  • I can fall in and out of love, have marriages that barely last a month. When they go down the drain, I'll blame it on the fame.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Art #Fall #Media

  • I get to cry to Barbara Walters, when things don't go my way. I'll get community service no matter which laws I break.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Art #Media #Law

  • The nice thing about the world that I've been able to inhabit for the last couple of years is that I'm given a lot of freedom. Not all artists really get that.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Couple #Nice #Artist

  • Someday I'm gonna be famous. Do I have talent, well, no. These days you really don't need it.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Art #Media #Needs

  • She's not perfect, but she tries so hard for me. And I thank God, that she isn't, cause how boring that would be.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Family #Perfect #Thank God

  • Jackass millionaires, hey, hey, Hollywood, here we come.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Art #Media #Hollywood

  • I imagine there's a market for total depression. I grew up on George Jones and that really dark stuff.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Dark #Stuff #George Jones

  • I go to eat dinner with my folks when I'm home. I think that's the trick.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Home #Thinking #Dinner

  • You can't kill it with goodbye; It always finds a place to hide inside your heart for your whole life. Love is never-ending.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Goodbye #Heart #Love Life

  • Unless you're a true prodigy, you're going to have to practice for a while being bad before you get any good. And it will seem like a waste of time. I remember that feeling well. But don't worry about wasting time, because it'll be so worth it. It's my experience that in the end, life lessons and guitar lessons begin to blur in all sorts of interesting ways.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Life Lesson #Guitar #Practice

  • Rock Band never got anybody a date. Never.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Rocks #Band

  • If there's a song where there's a possibility of guitar stuff that would be fun to listen to, go for it. Don't worry about what anybody thinks.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Song #Fun #Thinking

  • Willie Nelson, out there 200 days a year, calls his band family. And it is.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Years #Band

  • In the past, I tried to be more of a typical session guitarist. I wasn't so concerned with impressing anybody.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Past #Guitar #Typical

  • I'm aware of the fact that a lot of talented people out there will never get this chance.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #People #Facts #Chance

  • It comes down to building your own world out here on the road. It's who you surround yourself with. My band and crew are really positive guys.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Guy #Band #World

  • Even in your darkest moments, you'll think of something that'll crack you up.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Thinking #Cracks #Moments

  • Deep down, I'm just a West Virginia hillbilly.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Virginia #West #Hillbilly

  • Well one thing's for sure.. all you really need is love.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Needs #Wells

  • There ain't a woman in the world that wants to hear the word yes when she asks if you think that she looks chubby in that dress. And if she cooks all day you better eat it with a smile; it doesn't matter if it tastes just like bad gravy on a Goodyear tire.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Thinking #Taste #Dresses

  • I changed my mindset and figured, Why not try to be really entertaining instrumentally?
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Trying #Why Not #Mindset

  • Even on the most serious ballads, I'll throw in a tongue-in-cheek remark.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Tongue #Serious #Ballads

  • Alison Krauss is definitely my favorite singer that's ever lived. I've never heard anyone like her.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Singers #My Favorite #Heard

  • I'm a last-minute shopper. I end up at the mall or somewhere on Christmas Eve. It's a shame.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Lasts #Christmas Eve #Shame

  • When every memory has been made and the pages start to fade. And every prayer you ever prayed is heaven bound. When you think the ride is over, you're back at the beginning. Love is never-ending.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Prayer #Memories #Love Is

  • When a single mom goes out on a date with somebody new. It always winds up feeling more like a job interview.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Mom #Jobs #Wind

  • Yea there ain't nothing not affected when two hearts get connected. All that is will be or ever was; every single choice we make; every breath we get to take is all because two people fell in love.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Heart #Two #People

  • .. Playing live is about going for it .. it's about bringing it ... you should see a bunch of people trying out stuff, actually performing, instead of learning the record and recreating it note for note. I can't play the show the same way every night .. I really need to be in a creative environment, every night or I'll go nuts ... my manager accuses me of singing just long enough to get me to my next guitar solo - which is true...
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Music #Night #Play

  • ... We're all about trying to play better every night, not just singing hit songs ... we ad lib, and every night there's jamming .. it's almost like the Grateful Dead meets Buck Owens some nights, because we'll go off on little adventures and sometimes we do crash the bus! ...
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Music #Song #Grateful

  • ...you think back to Tele players, and James Burton was the one who started it all. He inspired Roy Nichols (guitar for Merle Haggard & the Strangers), Don Rich (guitar for Buck Owens & the Buckaroos), and guys like that to push the envelope and expand on that sound... I really identify with that kind of thinking ... those guys to me are the reason why any of us do this..
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Music #Player #Thinking

  • Can't wait to date a supermodel, can't wait to sue my Dad. Can't wait to wreck a Ferrari, on the way to rehab.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Art #Dad #Media

  • Guitar playing isn't really for everybody.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Guitar

  • This is real, this is your life in a song...this is country music.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Country #Song #Real

  • ... Albert Lee and I have become real close friends, and he comes out anytime I'm in the L.A. area, and he'll sit in for the whole show ! ... we've got a habit of doing that ... in Austin Redd Volkaert does the same thing ... it's fun ... I love to make it a guitar thing and the audience doesn't know any different - they think he's some new band member they don't know. They don't realize Albert's the reason we all play Teles ! ...
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Music #Fun #Real

  • ... there are a lot of shredders in country music - Redd Volkaert, Brent Mason, Dan Huff .. and guys like that
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Music #Country #Guy

  • ... when Ray Flacke came out, it was like 'What in the heck is this?' ... there's a guy who had that Tele players attitude, and he plugged straight into that amp with a delay, and it was unbelievable the way he would bend those big strings ... he was really unique...
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Music #Attitude #Unique

  • I try to write like the writers I admire - I rip them off in form. It comes from George Strait and Merle Haggard records, and country music in general is really good at that, the twisted phrase... So Im always looking for that angle in my own work.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Country #Rip #Writing

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