Brad Paisley's talent was recognized at a young age. As a teenager, he opened shows for such Opry legends as Roy Clark, Jack Greene and Little Jimmy Dickens. Although he is known for his guitar skills, Paisley was originally hired as a songwriter before he released his first album as a singer in 1999. He has set the record for five consecutive Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist of the Year awards, and received more than a dozen Country Music Association Awards and three Grammy awards. Paisley's latest album, Wheelhouse, was released in April 2013.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; performers usually take the stage between 9 and 9:30 p.m.