Every year the Country Music Association saves the biggest and most prestigious award for the end of the show. This time at the 2010 CMA Awards Brad Paisley took home the coveted title. Paisley had been nominated for five years before winning the award. The much-loved singer and gifted songwriter has been busy riding the waves of a successful career singing the music he loves, not to mention being a husband to his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley and a father to their two little boys.
Spending his speech acknowledging and thanking those who helped him get here Brad said, “My hero Little Jimmy Dickens has a saying, that is if you see a turtle on a fencepost it had help getting up there and I’m the turtle on the fencepost at this point.”
Paisley dedicated his award to his grandfather and spent an emotional moment explaining how his grandfather inspired him to pursue music. The singer said his grandfather was the one who encouraged him to learn how to play the guitar. With a tearful smile Paisley said, “I don’t think he thought that it would draw 20,000 people.”
After being nominated for five years in a row, Paisley finally left the stage with country music’s biggest award. In addition to winning ‘Entertainer of the Year’ Brad also co-hosted the evening with fellow artist Carrie Underwood.
Sources:The 2010 CMA Awards, ABC