Country music singer-songwriter Brad Paisley will stop in Irvine as part of his World Tour 2022.
One of country’s most popular performers, Paisley has sold over 11 million albums and scored 35 Top 10 singles.
He’s won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and two American Music Awards. He’s a member of the Grand Ole Opry, country music’s crowning achievement.
Paisley will perform Aug. 19 at FivePoint Amphitheatre. Tickets are available at livenation.com.
Here are some fun facts about him.
Paisley was born and raised in Glen Dale, West Virginia, population 1,500. His father was a state transportation agency worker, and his mother was a teacher.
His maternal grandfather introduced Paisley to country music and gave him his first guitar, a Sears Silvertone Danelectro 1451.
He wrote original songs for Pixar’s “Cars” franchise, including “Behind the Clouds,” “Find Yourself,” “Collision of Worlds” and “Nobody’s Fool.”
He’s married to actress Kimberly Williams, whom he first saw in the 1991 movie “Father of the Bride” while on a date with his girlfriend at the time.
Paisley is a lifelong fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He sang the national anthem at Dodger Stadium in the 2017 and 2018 World Series.