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Friday, November 25, 2011

Diary of A Player - Giveaway and Review

What does country music, guitar heroes and an autobiography have in common? The newest novel called, Diary of A Player by Brad Paisley and David Wild. Welcome to the unique story of just how untalented Brad Paisley really believed himself to be and how he utilized the talents of creative legends like Buck Owens, Roy Clark, and Chet Atkins to help him turn his dream into a reality!

This honest, funny, revealing book is one musician's true story of what's been a very musical life with strings attached. Diary of A Player is Brad Paisley's love letter to the guitar as an instrument that changes our lives and a loving tribute to the musical heroes that taught him everything he really needed to know about growing up.

You will learn about the important people that came into Brad's life from his humble beginnings as an 8-year-old-boy who received a guitar from his grandfather one Christmas and his journey into learning how to become the talented musician we have come to love and adore. Believe it or not, he didn't just pick it up as a natural and begin playing. He actually gave it up for awhile much to the dismay of his grandfather. The reader is also along for the journey into how he met and married Kimberly Williams, his wife and what his thoughts are for his own children. Included with the book are candid photos of Brad's journey to stardom and some of the "guitar heroes" he has met along the way.

I received this novel compliments of Simon and Schuster for my honest review and loved how simple the story was written. You actually feel as though Brad is sitting with you sharing his story in the words that spring to life off the page. You can see that even though he is a musical superstar today, the journey wasn't always the easy one we have a tendency to think of when comparing him to where he is today. I highly recommend this story to my readers and rate this autobiography a 5 out of 5 stars!

For even more information on this book, the author and where to pick up a copy of this book, please click on the links below:

Thanks to the generous folks at Simon and Schuster, they are offering a giveaway copy of this book to one lucky follower of this blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here's all you need to do to enter:

1. Be a follower of Reviews From The Heart.

2. "Like" my Facebook page, Reviews From The Heart.

3. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Box addresses since this will be shipped to you directly from the publisher.

4. Leave me a comment telling me why you'd like to win a copy of this book along with your email address. I need a way to contact you if your the winner of the giveaway, so your email address is needed. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

The giveaway will end on December 9th and I will notify the winner by email at that time.


  1. I love Brad Paisley and have heard snippets of how he got started. I would love to read the whole story. I follow via GFC. I live in the US.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  2. I saw him give an interview on The Daily Show about this book. I like him and his wife!

    fightclubmolly (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. I'm a gfc follow, like you on fb and I'm a Brad Paisley fan who enjoys reading other peoples memiors.
    Theresa N

  4. I have been a GFC follower for quite some time and would love to read this book, I love memoirs but more than that Mr. Paisley grew up in WV, my home state,so I would just love to read his story. kittycrochettwo at msn dot com

  5. I would like to win this book because I am a fan of Brad Paisley's music and I enjoy reading books about country music artists. metzner324(at)verizon(dot)com

  6. I do follow you Kat! Everywhere!
    I love Brad Paisley and I have a musical gift to buy this year. It would be a nice giveaway win!
    phamilybusiness1 at aim dot com

  7. I am a big country music fan and have always liked Brad Paisley. I think it he is a great guy with good songs. Thank you for the chance to win his book.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

  8. Brad's music is timeless and really touches your heart. I'm so glad he has a wife and kids, it seems to make people more stable if they have something constant in their lives. Have been a fan of country music my entire life. Remember listening with my father to KRLA radio station in the Los Angeles, Ca. Now days its Go Country 105.1 radio station in L.A. CA. rebecca(dot)camarena(@)yahoo(dot)com


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