River Bank

Brad Paisley

Moonshine In The Trunk

April 14th, 2014

Y'all don't have a lot of money, but after hittin' a big $10 on scratch-offs you pick up a six-pack and a bag of ice and laugh all the way to the river bank. Y'all fantasize about what you'd do if you hit it big, but until that happens you've got a full tank of gas and each other. G'won and grab yer bikini.

Did you know?

  • The music video stars Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel.
  • “River Bank” peaked at No. 59 on the Hot 100, No. 12 on Hot Country Songs, and No. 2 on Country Airplay.
  • Brad Douglas Paisley was born October 28, 1972 in Glen Dale, West Virginia.
  • He has stated that his love of country music stems from his maternal grandfather, Warren Jarvis, who gave Paisley his first guitar, a Sears Danelectro Silvertone, at 8 years old and taught him how to play.
  • At age 13, Paisley wrote his first song, titled, "Born on Christmas Day."
  • While in junior high, his principal heard him perform "Born on Christmas Day" and invited him to play at the local Rotary Club meeting. In attendance was Tom Miller, the program director of a radio station in Wheeling, West Virginia. Miller asked him if he would like to be a guest on Jamboree USA. After his first performance, he was asked to become a member of the show's weekly lineup. For the next eight years, he opened for country singers such as The Judds, Ricky Skaggs and George Jones. He would become the youngest person inducted into the Jamboree USA Hall of Fame.
  • On May 24, 2014, Paisley traveled on Air Force One with President Barack Obama to visit US troops at Bagram Air Base in Bagram, Afghanistan. Paisley played a full concert for the troops stationed there.
  • Brad Paisley released his book Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me in 2011.
  • On Friday March 5, 2010, Paisley slipped and fell performing at a concert in Charleston, South Carolina. Fearing a broken rib, he was held overnight at an area hospital, but was released when a CT scan was negative.
  • Paisley is a member of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and a Noble of the AAONMS, also known as the Shriners.
  • He is also a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns. Paisley is also a fan of West Virginia athletics and the Chicago Cubs.
  • Like many Nashville-based musicians, he lost a number of instruments and other gear in the 2010 flood in Nashville, including a 1970s Gibson Les Paul and the prototype for a Z Wreck, one of the signature Paisley Dr. Z amplifiers.