Here's how country star Brad Paisley's life works: He had gone to see Father of the Bride with a former girlfriend. When the sequel came out, he went back to the same theater in the hopes his ex would be there. She wasn't, but he was captivated by Kimberly Williams' performance in the movie and thought, "I'd love to marry her." The two dated, then did get married and now have two sons. It's a far cry from cryin' in your beer, and his songs aren't sob stories either. A mix of traditional countryand pop-rock, it's upbeat, good-time music filled with humor. - Beau Dowling sanjose.com
The Band Perry's "modern throwback" style is a combination of classic country with a fresh and eclectic infusion of rock, gospel and soul. Their self-title debut Album was certified Platinum after only one year. Last year The Band Perry won CMA New Artist of the Year and earned a 2011 CMA Award for Single of the Year. Kimberly Perry was honored with a 2011 CMA Song of the Year Award, as well as a number of other honors. This year, The Band Perry was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Best New Artist nomination and a 2012 ACM Vocal Group of the Year.
Florida nativen Easton Corbin has become a huge name in American country music after signing with Mercury Nashville in 2009. His debut single "A Little More Country Than That" entered the Top 40 Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and peaking at Number One on the country charts for the week of its release. He is now touring the Brad Paisley after the release of his fourth single earlier this year, "Lovin' You Is Fun."