Brad Paisley is getting serious about the new bar at his home studio just south of Nashville. He tells People, "I'm going to go to bartending school. We've built a bar in the studio house on my farm and I need to know how to work it."
Brad took on the home improvement project as a toast to all those honkytonks he played before he got famous. He says, "I grew up playing bars as a teenager. We'd end at two a.m. and when I'd go back in the morning to pack everything up, it would be that stale smoke and beer thing -- the evidence of a great time. I wanted that in my studio."
Bodies of water around Nashville were also cheap thrills for Brad before he made it big.
Brad Paisley says the Cumberland River and Percy Priest Lake were his go-to places for cheap enterainment. "I didn't have two dimes to scrape together but I had a friend with a bass boat and we would meet up every day that was nice buy any kind of tackle we could afford and just head up to either the Cumberland River or Percy Priest. But it was the release for me. I would work all the time, write songs all the time, and then I'd go to the river."