Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2012 Brad Paisley headlined the historic Hollywood Bowl for the first time?

It's true! The bill also included The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery, who made an appearance during Paisley's set on "Celebrity"!

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Brad Paisley.

  • His grandfather, a country-music fan, gave him his first guitar when he was 8.
  • He wrote his first song, "Born on Christmas Day," when he was 12; his school principal was impressed and asked him to play it at a Rotary Club meeting.
  • He performed on WWVA's "Jamboree USA," a weekly country-music radio show, after the station's program director saw him play at the Rotary meeting.
  • He was a "Jamboree USA" regular for eight years, opening for country stars the Judds, George Jones and Ricky Skaggs, among others.
  • He released his debut album, Who Needs Pictures, on June 1, 1999.