Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum has a new exhibit honoring country star Brad Paisley, titled “Brad Paisley: Diary Of A Player.”
Paisley was in Nashville last night (Nov. 17) attending an event at the HOF to celebrate the new exhibit.
The exhibit celebrates the life and career of Paisley and will showcase various instruments, clothing from his performances, awards, photos as well as items from his childhood, including his first guitar given to him by his grandfather.
Standing in the rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Paisley said “It’s crazy when you look back and you see these things that… I remember the dreams associated with each little item as I look back. I see the first guitar, which is in this display, which is that Silvertone with the amp in the case, and my grandfather so excited to give me this used piece of his history as a Christmas gift… which was just cheap on his part. The idea that I would start playing that, and develop goals and dreams that would lead me to stand in this circle today is crazy.”
The exhibit also includes Brad’s first roadcase that he used to carry his equipment from show to show. “There’s a box that has a Jamboree USA sticker on it, and a bunch of others,” said Paisley “It looks like it’s traveled the world, it really only traveled to surrounding states. It was all I needed for a gig…was in this blue box, you’ll see it, and it was a cable and a cowboy hat, a couple of guitar pedals, and probably some chewing gum.”
After seeing the exhibit Brad joked, “I was like ‘Who’s this Brad Paisley guy? When did he die?’ That’s what I felt like looking at the exhibit the first time, it’s like ‘Well, we’re gonna miss him.’ It’s really weird to see things that should’ve meant nothing to anyone actually seem important when they’re put behind glass in the greatest music museum in the world.”
Brad Paisley: Diary Of A Player opens officially Friday November 18th and runs until May 14th 2017 at Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum in Nashville.