Twitter is the reason for Brad Paisley's book.
"Diary of a Player" co-author David Wild tells Nashville's "Tennessean" that the idea for the written collaboration came about last year in a tweet from a stranger. Wild, who was a writer for the 2010 CMA Awards, explains that he and Paisley were swapping ideas for the ceremony via Twitter when someone monitoring their exchange suggested they team up on a book.
Wild says he later followed up privately with an offer to team up on Paisley's autobiography. Brad admits he wasn't interested in writing "a tell-all book," but recalled saying that he'd "love to tell some of these stupid stories" about the guitar.
Paisley's "stupid stories" gave the book its structure, and the country star shares his story through his journey with the instrument.
"Diary of a Player" is in stores now or get it at the link from Amazon.