By Kurt Wolff
And he’s also caught the attention of Paisley himself.
A young guitar whiz based in Las Vegas, Blaze got his first guitar at age 5 and started playing professional at 12. He is described on his website as “a classic perfectionist” with with “jaw dropping” proficiency on the fretboard—keep in mind this is his own promotional copy talking, though if you check out his music, you’ll see there is more than a ring of truth to those words. The guy is a substantial shredder.
His bio goes on to say that, while he’s been a KISS fan since he was a kid, it was the guitar playing of country superstar Paisley that grabbed his attention more recently.
“One day I was flippin’ around on the car stereo/And some cat was just tearin’ it up on country radio,” Blaze sings in his song “Brad Paisley.” He goes on to say how Paisley has is now a favorite, while his “headbanger friends” think he’s “crazy.”