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WATCH: Brad Paisley Destroys ‘I’m Gonna Miss Her’ in Throwback 2002 Performance

by Atlanta Northcutt
(Photo by Mark Horton/WireImage)

In 2002, a few years after being catapulted into fame, country superstar Brad Paisley performed at the Wheeling Jamboree in Wheeling, West Virginia.


The country music show, which prides itself in tradition, is where Paisley played his famous song “I’m Gonna Miss Her”.

The ‘Wheeling Jamboree’

Before beginning to perform, the onstage host says, “Hey, Brad! When we going fishing? Here I sit in a brand new boat, and the river is right in the back of us, and I got a little pole around here somewhere.”

To which Brad replies, “You do? So what are you proposing we do? Maybe head over to the river here when we’re done. I’m kind of in the middle of this, but as soon as I’m done, what do you say we launch this thing and see if it floats.”

About Brad Paisley

The Wheeling Jamboree stage wasn’t too far from where Paisley grew up in Glen Dale, West Virginia.

Previous to his appearance at the Wheeling Jamboree, Brad Paisley regularly performed for the Jamboree USA, a popular country music radio show at a young age. The program invited him to be a full-time musician while he was still a teen.

In 1996, fresh out of college, he wrote the David Kersh song “Another You”, which was his first success.

Paisley released his first album, “Who Needs Pictures,” in 1999. The album went platinum and Paisley soared to fame. In 2000, the Academy of Country Music named Paisley the year’s Best New Male Vocalist.

The following year, he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2001. Since then, he has been the recipient of several Grammy Awards and is constantly burning up the country charts.

Paisley’s first album, “Who Needs Pictures,” was bolstered by the no. 1 single “He Didn’t Have to Be,” followed by the chart-topping single, “We Danced.” The album sold more than 1 million copies.

The next year, the Academy of Country Music named Paisley the Best New Male Vocalist, and the Country Music Association granted him the prestigious Horizon Award.

In February 2001, Paisley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

Several months later, he received his first Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist. He also released his second album, “Part II,” featuring his No. 1 single “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song).”

Needless to say, 2001 was a good year for Brad Paisley.

And following his achievements, Paisley returned to West Virginia in 2002, performing his hit single “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” at The Wheeling Jamboree.