From country music’s biggest superstaran intimate glimpse at what music means to him and who inspired him on his path to fame. With more than 11 million albums sold, there is no one bigger in country music than Brad Paisley, and he owes his career to his love for the guitar. His first guitar was a gift from his grandpa when Brad was only eight. Brad quickly learned that no matter how he changed and evolved, the guitar was his only real constant. When life gets intense, he says, “there are some people who drink, seek counseling, eat, watch TV, cry, sleep, and so on. I play.” Diary of a Player is the very personal story of how Brad Paisley came of age as a musician and a man. Beginning with a love letter to the guitar and what the instrument has meant in his life as a way to find his voice in the world, the book then moves into a musical, but personal, diary. Brad tells the story of his own musical passion, while celebrating and sharing memorable tales about the many great players in the business who have inspired him over the years. In addition to Brad’s story, Diary of a Player includes sidebars from a wide array of musical stars who know and love Brad.