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The Father/Son Tour; Brad Paisley's Dad Shares Life On The Road


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- At every Brad Paisley show you'll see three things: boots, hats, and blue jeans.

Also at almost every show, his biggest fan.

"You get to a point where you say, 'wow, this did happen right? It did happen,'" said Doug Paisley, Brad's father.

It has been an adventure for Brad and Doug, one that began long before the sold out concerts and cross country tours.

For 37 years, Doug worked on the highways of the mountain state for the Department of Transportation.

"I started out in the right of way division, and then I was the right of way administrator," said Doug.

However, five years ago, he traded one country road for another, hoping on the bus with his son for good.

"It wasn't an easy decision, but it was made easier by the grandkids," said Doug.

Doug calls it retirement, but with his hours, sometimes working 8 a.m. to midnight, it's nowhere near it.

With the jack of all trades title, Doug helps out where he can, but the real earnings come off-stage.

"We've gone to go-kart tracks at 12 midnight and raced for a couple hours," said Doug.

Dven Brad agrees, there's never a dull moment.

"We've gone through many levels," said Brad, "levels of, you know, he can do no wrong, he can do no right, back to no wrong."

"Definitely the word is blessed," said Doug.

While it's a long ways from home and the state fairs brad started out playing at, it's part of a bigger journey; one made mile after mile, together.

"It's very satisfying to be able to see that and for me, to be a part of it," said Doug.


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