Brad Paisley is one of the most recognized recording artists in all of music. Brad burst onto the scene during the end of the 90's and has been a mainstay ever since. I can remember Dave Jensen coming into the studio and saying you have to hear this Brad Paisley guy. He said his debut single "Who Needs Pictures" was killer and that this guy would be a big deal. I told him no one named after a fabric pattern was going to be a star and laughed him off. Boy was Dave right.

Brad would go on to notch many many number ones and has many more in the tank. Do you know what that very first one to top the charts was? It came out in 1999 and hit a topic that really hadn't been tackled before. Here is that first number from Brad..."He Didn't Have to Be".