If you are like me, you tend to forget that celebrities and the famous are actually multi-faceted people. What I mean is, when you think of Marlon Brando you think of acting... when you think of  David Letterman you think of television... when you think of Picasso you think of paintings... and when you think of Brad Paisley you think of music.  If we take the time to dig a little deeper, we find out that there is more to these folks than meets the eye.

Brad Paisley has co-written his first book with Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild, entitled Diary of a Player. CMY Daily Roundup reports that the project salutes the ‘guitar gods’ of country, blues and rock ‘n roll, who influenced Brad’s life. “Nothing has changed my life like the fact that my grandfather gave me a guitar when I was a kid. For me, it’s my release. It’s this thing that has become such an integral part of my life and who I am. I don’t know who I’d be without it.” Brad received that gift when he was eight; by 12, he had written his first song, and at age 13 he was opening for stars like The Judds, Ricky Skaggs and George Jones. Diary of a Player will be in stores November 1st.

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