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Monday, February 9, 2009 – Brad Paisley was at home when he got the news of his two Grammy wins Sunday. He was certainly happy with the wins.

Paisley won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his self-penned number one Letter To Me and Best Country Instrumental Performance for Cluster Pluck from his current instrumental album "Play." Joining him on Cluster Pluck are fellow pickers James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert and Steve Wariner.

"I am so thrilled to have won these awards tonight. As a singer, what an honor to be recognized in this way, especially for a song about the insecurities I had to overcome as a teenager. I can't tell you how this energizes me as a recording artist. And as a player, accompanied by these guitar legends, I am beyond humbled to be in the record books along side my heroes for Cluster Pluck. I am thinking tonight of my collaborators on this record that had never won a Grammy before now and add to that the fact that my hero John Jorgenson did the accepting of the award.

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