Published: Sep 15, 2011 8:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country superstar Brad Paisley is set to release his first book on Nov. 1.
    
It's called "Diary of a Player" and shows how the guitar gods of country, blues and rock 'n' roll have shaped his life.
    
Paisley tells The Associated Press he can't imagine his life if he never learned to play the guitar. His grandfather gave him his first six-string at age 8.
    
Paisley is the reigning Country Music Association entertainer of the year. He has sold over 11 million albums and charted 20 No. 1 singles, including his most recent duet with Carrie Underwood, "Remind Me."
    
The book is co-written with Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild and published by Howard Books, and imprint of Simon & Schuster.

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