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Country singer Brad Paisley and wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, are partnering with Belmont University to open a free grocery store in Nashville.
The Tennessean reports in a Tuesday (Oct. 2) story that the store will be set up like a modern food pantry and serve both fresh and nonperishable groceries to individuals in need for one year. Eligible customers will need to be referred by a nonprofit or government agency. The goal is to serve roughly 3,000 people per year.
The Paisleys say they were inspired to launch the idea after volunteering at a similar organization around Thanksgiving. Construction on the site is scheduled for 2019 dependent on the project securing enough funding of $1.2 million, with the Paisleys making the initial donation. [Read More Billboard News]
Wikipedia Says ABOUT
Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American singer and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released ten studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA. He has scored 32 top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 19 of which have reached number 1. He set a new record in 2009 for most consecutive singles (ten) reaching the top spot on that chart.
Paisley has sold over 11 million albums and won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. He has earned country music’s crowning achievement, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Paisley also wrote songs for Pixar’s Cars franchise (“Behind the Clouds”, “Find Yourself”, “Collision of Worlds” (along with Robbie Williams), “Nobody’s Fool”, etc.).
Kimberly Williams-Paisley was born on September 14, 1971 in Rye, New York, USA as Kimberly Payne Williams. She is an actress and producer, known for Father of the Bride (1991), According to Jim (2001) and Shade (2006). She has been married to Brad Paisley since March 15, 2003. They have two children.