Brad Paisley’s Nightline Encounter

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2011 Country Stampede - Day 3

[photogallerylink id=70887 align=right] [lastfm link_type=””]Brad Paisley[/lastfm] was recently on Nightline promoting his new book Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me,’ and he dropped a bombshell: He was recently pulled over

DUI. The only caveat was that … Paisley wasn’t drunk! In fact, he doesn’t drink or smoke at all.  Brad said: ”I got pulled over the other day for suspected DUI, which was funny since I’m never drunk. I hadn’t had a drink at all. I had two kids in the back seat.” “We had been to get ice cream … To [my kids], it was the greatest thing that’s ever happened. They ran through the house when we got home, telling everybody that Daddy got arrested.”  The kids may have been impressed that daddy got arrested, but Paisley is as clean as Mr. Clean, and admits his only vice has six strings.  ”I have no overcoming addiction story other than the guitar itself. And I haven’t overcome that,” he said.

The crux of the piece was about how the superstar is an anti-celebrity who avoids the trappings of fame. If you didn’t know him, you wouldn’t know him, and he likes it that way. He even joked that he doesn’t “get” the desire to be famous, and that the only time fame is “useful” is “when it comes to restaurant reservations.”

The ‘Nightline’ piece certainly showed off Paisley’s dry wit and sense of humor.

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