LIVE: Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley turned San Diego into a "Country Nation" May 21, when he played Sleep Train Amphitheatre with Tyler Farr and Maddie and Tae.

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Country music star Brad Paisley had San Diego drinking his whiskey lullaby at Sleep Train Amphitheatre May 21.
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Paisley played to a crowd of 20,000 on Saturday.
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The country singer started his career more than 15 years ago after graduating from Belmont University in Nashville.
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He was there on a full scholarship from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
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He signed a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing in 1999 and released his first single, "Who Needs Pictures," with Arista Nashville that same year.
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He found quick success: Within just a few months, he released his first No. 1 single, "He Didn't Have to Be."
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And within just a few years of his debut, Paisley earned his first Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
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That initial success hasn't died. In his career, Paisley has seen more than 30 of his singles break into the top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart.
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Of those, 19 have reached No. 1.
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In 2009, Paisley set a new record for most consecutive singles reaching the top spot on that chart -- 10 in all.
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Most recently, he released a duet with Demi Lovato, "Without a Fight," in May 2016.
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It's just a teaser for the musician's upcoming album.
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New country duo Maddie and Tae opened up the show.
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Tyler Farr also played.
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