Brad Paisley &
Clayton Kershaw

Longtime friends Clayton and Brad talk the L.A. Dodgers 2020 World Series Championship, vacation mishaps, ping pong, Peyton Manning, and the one thing Clayton is changing when he takes the mound in 2021.

Meet the Artist & the Athlete

THE ARTIST

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley has earned his place in country music history as one of the genre’s most talented and decorated male solo artists. Over the past 20 years, his song writing and unmatched showmanship have won him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, among many others. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley has written 21 of his 24 No. 1 hits, and in 2008 became the first artist to achieve 10 consecutive Billboard Country Airplay No. 1 singles. The 2010 CMA Entertainer of the Year released his current single, “No I In Beer,” on April 15. With its unifying message and memorable turn of phrase, the song has quickly become a quarantine anthem while matching the trademark wit and relatability of Paisley’s past work, which has amassed over 3.6 billion on-demand streams. On July 29, the hit singer unveiled his innovative music video for “No I In Beer,” which features hundreds of worldwide fan-submitted clips as well as guest performances from stars including Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Peyton Manning. Manning and Paisley also continue to collaborate in a multi-year ad campaign with Nationwide insurance. In 2015, the global superstar partnered with Boot Barn® to develop Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley, an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts, and woven shirts. A prolific entertainer, Paisley’s first prime-time special, Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special, aired on ABC in December 2019 and has garnered over 18.1 million viewers to date. Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, are co-founders of nonprofit organization The Store, a free-referral based grocery store, which aims to empower low-income individuals and families in the Nashville area. For more information, visit www.thestore.org.

THE ATHLETE

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw was honored with the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes a MLB player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement, and with the MLB Players Association’s 2014 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, given to the player whose excellence on and off the field most inspire others to higher levels of achievement. Along with his wife, Ellen, Kershaw founded their non-profit, Kershaw’s Challenge, in 2011, which works to transform at-risk communities and the lives of children by partnering with organizations both locally and abroad to renew hope, one life at a time. The foundation supports local charities in Los Angeles, partnering with The Dream Center, as well as charities in his hometown of Dallas (Mercy Street), Zambia (Arise Africa), and the Dominican Republic (Cure International). In addition to financial support, Kershaw has made numerous visits to each organization, where he’s assisted with community outreach programs, run baseball clinics/camps and donated/distributed essential daily supplies like food and clothing. The Kershaws have hosted an annual charity fundraising event in Los Angeles for the past five years, with Clayton’s Texas BBQ & Hoedown in 2012 and Ping Pong 4 Purpose in 2013-19, with proceeds benefitting Kershaw’s Challenge and also hosted a charity event in Dallas the past five years, Kershaw’s Challenge Live benefit concert. More information can be found at KershawsChallenge.com.