Superstar Brad Paisley is set to add another prestigious award to his mantle this winter when he accepts Nashville Symphony's Harmony Award. At this year's 29th annual Symphony Ball on Dec. 14, Paisley, who has maintained artistic integrity and originality on his latest "Wheelhouse" project, will obtain the distinction at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and perform one of his songs with the orchestra.
The award is presented annually to an individual "who exemplifies the harmonious spirit of Nashville’s thriving musical community." Past honorees include Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Taylor Swift.
“As one of country music’s biggest stars, Brad has made a huge impact by staying true to his artistic and personal vision,” says Alan Valentine, CEO and President of the Nashville Symphony. “We can’t think of anyone today more deserving of this award, which over the years has honored the many artists who’ve helped make Nashville the thriving creative capital that it is today."
He adds, "Without a doubt, Brad’s talents and contribution to the music of Nashville have been outstanding.”
To-date, Paisley has garnered three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards (including five Male Vocalist of the Year awards) and 14 Country Music Association awards (including Entertainer of the Year in 2010), as well as three awards from ASCAP as Country Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year. Also a Grand Ole Opry member, he was inducted into the elite group in 2011. Currently, Paisley is finishing his hugely successful Beat This Summer Tour, presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and will co-host the 47th Annual CMA Awards with Underwood for the sixth consecutive year on Nov. 6 from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.