Brad Paisley to release first book Nov. 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -September 15, 2011

It's called "Diary of a Player" and shows how the guitar gods of country, blues and rock `n' roll have shaped his life.

Paisley tells The Associated Press he can't imagine his life if he never learned to play the guitar. His grandfather gave him his first six-string at age 8.

Paisley is the reigning Country Music Association entertainer of the year. He has sold over 11 million albums and charted 20 No. 1 singles, including his most recent duet with Carrie Underwood, "Remind Me."

The book is co-written with Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild and published by Howard Books, and imprint of Simon & Schuster.

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