Brad Paisley’s Raising His Kids to Be Kind and Learn from Mistakes
Brad Paisley, a renowned country music singer and songwriter, had a few hiccups in his personal life. But since meeting the love of his life, Kimberly Williams, in the early 2000s, he has not looked back.
He is now happily married and relishes a great family life with her. The couple is parents to two kids, both of whom are sons.
Paisley and his wife Williams welcomed their first son William Huckleberry, nicknamed Huck, on February 22, 2007, while they gave birth to their second son, Jasper Warren, on April 17, 2009.
Speaking with Country Thang Daily in 2020, the 49-year-old singer shared a few interesting details about his children and how he, together with his wife, raised their kids to be kind and learn from their mistakes.
Paisley initially revealed that his elder son's name was inspired by Mark Twain’s character Huckleberry Finn.
"He’s William Huckleberry Paisley As in Huckleberry Finn — a reference to a spirit of adventure I hope he embodies," the singer said. "I can see him now — out playing in the woods, taking chances."
On the other hand, the country music singer's second son was named after his grandfather, who bought Paisley his first guitar.
The American Music Awards winner then added that his first child was a lot like him, sharing his disposition and focused on a lot of things. But he claimed that he and his younger son were as different as night and day.
Explaining the comparison, he said,
Then the second child is the opposite of Huck...which I think happens a lot. In some way, he’s becoming my favorite just by the fact that he’s not like me. [However] It’s really fun having two that way because they really do fit in the gaps.
Besides, Paisley has managed to raise his kids to be kind and live as "normal" as possible, even though he is counted as one of the country music’s biggest stars.
For instance, he didn't let his kids see him play at the CMA Fest in Nashville in 2017 because according to him his kids are too young for the event. "But more than that, I think you have to be careful with your kids...There would be nothing more abnormal than marching them down here [to CMA Fest] in the middle of this," he explained.
Detailing how he and his wife, Williams, were teaching their kids to be humble and kind, Paisley implied that it was essential to encourage the little ones to learn good behavior. He also said his kids had been good on that front to date and he was "really happy" about that.
"We allow screen time on weekends," he said stating the two kids were not given much TV time during the week. "Otherwise, during the week, there’s just enough interesting things in the world without turning the TV on."
Paisley concluded by sharing that he and his wife are ever-present and committed to not spoiling the kids. But they also made sure the kids make mistakes and learn from them to not repeat them in the future.
Kudos to Paisley and Williams for their great parenthood. We must say, keep going!