• WEST VIRGINIA:BRAD PAISLEY photo | Brad Paisley

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Published: Tuesday October 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT

2012

WEST VIRGINIA:
BRAD PAISLEY

Paisley was a local celebrity in his home state by the time he was 12. Born and raised in Glen Dale, his prowess on guitar earned him a permanent spot in the lineup of radio show Jamboree USA, broadcast out of Wheeling, where he opened for country legends like George Jones and Little Jimmy Dickens.