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  • Black Sheep Hit: Pretty much any of his ballads that became popular, such as the extremely dark double-suicide in "Whiskey Lullaby", the Cliché Storm that is "Then", or his highest Hot 100 entry, the completely serious Dead Sparks ballad "Remind Me".
    • In addition, his highest charting song on the Hot 100 is "Remind Me," a ballad with Carrie Underwood; Also different from his novelty songs.
  • Chart Displacement: "Whiskey Lullaby" is one of his biggest hits despite only getting to #3; this is because it was blocked by the one-two punch of "I Go Back" and "Live Like You Were Dying".
  • Creator Couple: With actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
  • Missing Episode: "Without a Fight" was removed from the track listing of what would become Love and War due to the song bombing at radio.
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  • Production Posse: He usually tends to write with Kelley Lovelace, Chris DuBois, and/or Lee Thomas Miller. He also uses members of his road band, the Drama Kings, on most of his albums.
  • Unintentional Period Piece:
    • "Who Needs Pictures" is about the narrator finding an undeveloped roll of film before stating "Who needs pictures with a memory like mine". Nowadays, those pictures would probably be instantly accessible on a phone.
    • A minor example. When "Online" came out, everyone had a MySpace, so he mentioned it. He now changes the line to "Go check out my Facebook page" when he sings it live.
  • What Could Have Been: Alan Jackson, George Strait, and Garth Brooks all expressed interest in recording "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)" before Brad ultimately cut it himself.
    • Though, when Brad first started played it live (for a long time before it was officially released), he himself would preceed the song with a long banter saying that he'd pitched the song to Alan Jackson, who turned it down because he thought it was too goofy. As a result, Brad, who wrote it, kept it for himself.
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