Anyone who's been a parent will tell you that having kids changes your life.  But does it change your career?  It did for BRAD PAISLEY.  He said, quote, "Fatherhood changes your beliefs in almost (everything)...

"It just shakes you to your core.  You feel things deeper.  I'm no longer concerned about my safety; I'm concerned for two other human beings' safety, and it makes you that much deeper as a human being.

"I think it helps you as a songwriter, because you feel more.  Any time you can feel emotion to a deeper level, you can write better."