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Brad Paisley

He Didn’t Have To Be

30 Aug, 1999

The artist releases He Didn’t Have To Be, from his album, Who Needs Pictures.

He Didn’t Have To Be was probably the most life-changing three minutes that I’ve ever written, because I really believe we wouldn’t be sitting here anymore talking. Maybe we’d be sitting here with me having written a #1 song for somebody else, but I don’t think I’d still have a record deal without that song. It broke the ice for me with radio. It was like you could see potential in it, and that’s an important thing. I was really lucky, it wasn’t like we knew what we were doing. I just happened [to write] that with my best friend from the bottom of my heart about his situation.

Brad Paisley – He Didn't Have To Be