Phew! It felt great to finally say that out loud. I've first started my Brad addiction in the summer of 1999 when a friend told me; "just listen a little to this song", as he handed me the Who Needs Pictures CD. He could see I was a bit nervous to grab it as I'd never tried this so-called "Paisley" before, so with an almost mocking tone, he said; "C'mon. I thought you were a guitar player, man. This guy will blow your mind". Not one to be called out, I snatched the CD out of his hand and told him excitedly; "Yeah...I'm a guitar player alright. I use the good stuff like Vince Gill and Steve Wariner all the time. I'm not afraid of your "Brad Paisley" as I walked back to my car. I popped the first track off the disc and it felt good. I figured if the first track was good, track two would be even better. Before I knew it, I had listened to all 12 tracks in one sitting. I had never heard guitar playing like that, and from there, my addiction began.
The video below is mostly for guitar geeks or other BP addicts like me. Brad explains a little about how he gets his sound and picks a little geetar.