Brad Paisley performs on stage during 2023 Let Freedom Sing! Music City on July 04, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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20 Songs That Best Display Brad Paisley's Talent and Versatility

Brad Paisley can make you cry or chuckle— sometimes in the same verse.

Brad Paisley is an elite singer, songwriter and guitarist, and he has been ever since he burst onto the Nashville scene by way of West Virginia. Very few modern country superstars concoct as potent a mix of tongue-in-cheek humor and heartstring-tugging love songs as Paisley.

Sure, hilarious CMA Awards hosting gigs with Carrie Underwood helped. But Paisley got to his arena-filling success on the backs of great songs. His run of success continues into 2023 with new selection "So Many Summers."

With 21 No. 1 singles and plenty of great deep cuts, Paisley's catalog has few duds— aside from the fairly derided "Accidental Racist." Seriously, the competition to make it onto our playlist was stiff. Let's take a look at the cream of the Paisley songs crop— many of which will make you chuckle or cry, sometimes in the same verse.

This story from 2017 previously ran on Oct. 28, 2022.

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