Paisley, 36, and his wife Kimberly, 37, welcome their second son, Jasper Warren, in Nashville. "I never had [a sibling]," Paisley said. "I was an only child. I think [Huck] will be a great big brother. He'll learn to share, which is something I never did!"
Paisley releases his seventh album, American Saturday Night, which features the No. 1 hit, "Then." On making a more serious album, Paisley tells EW, "I just had so much I wanted to say." At the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards, Paisley is named male vocalist of the year for the fourth year in a row. In 2011, he makes it a fifth consecutive win.
Serving as host of the CMA Awards for the second year in a row, Paisley achieves a career milestone with his first entertainer of the year award win. "It sounds like a cliché when you say thanks to the fans," he says in his acceptance speech, "[and] I don't even mean mine. You guys are loyal to everyone in this room. It's the most amazing fan base in the world."
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