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    Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:35:30

    Brad Paisley Inks Book Deal - "Diary of a Player" is due out Nov. 1

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    Brad Paisley does it all! He sings, plays and writes, in addition to being a pretty funny guy! Follow him on Twitter if you want to enjoy the Paisleyisms! They are ALWAYS entertaining.

    The CMA Entertainer of the Year will publish his first major book titled Diary of A Playerwith Howard Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. The new book will be released Nov. 1 and is a salute to the guitar gods of country, blues, and rock & roll who have shaped his life. The book is co-written with David Wild, a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and an Emmy nominated television writer and producer.

    Brad Paisley was given his first guitar as a gift from his grandfather when he was eight years old—a gift that would change the whole direction of his life. By twelve, Paisley had written his first song and at thirteen he began opening public performances for country giants including The Judds, Ricky Skaggs, and George Jones. Now in his thirties, Paisley is a critically acclaimed music megastar. Diary of a Playeris the very personal story of how Paisley's musical heroes made a guitar man out of him. "It is a love letter to the guitar," said Howard Books vice president and publisher, Jonathan Merkh. "The book pays homage to an instrument that Paisley realized was his only real constant no matter how he changed and evolved." When life gets intense, Paisley said, "There are some people who drink, who seek counseling, eat, or watch TV, cry, sleep, and so on. I play."

    Will you read Diary of a Player?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    09.16.11



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