Randle Currie  -  Brad Paisley

Full Name: Randle Gordon Bowden Currie

Hometown: Sturgeon Lake Saskatchewan, Canada

Birthdate: May 7, 1977

Family: Wife ~ Tylena, Parents ~ Keith & Eunice, Brother ~ Doug, Sister ~ Debbie

Hair Color: Brown

Eye Color: Hazel

Height: 5 feet, 9 inches

Instrument Played: Steel Guitar, 10 years (Started playing in 6th grade at age 10)

Other Instruments: Dobro, Lap Steel

Other Bands: Jim Witter, Martina McBride

Musical Influences: Buddy Emmons, Mark Knopfler, Tom Brumley, Tommy White, Chick Corea, Charlie Parker, but my biggest hero is PAUL FRANKLIN

Favorite Country Artist: Vince Gill

Hobbies: Model cars, fishing, watching movies, reading, practicing, spending time with familys

Moved to Nashville: February '96

Favorite Restaurant: Los Palmas

Favorite Food: Chinese

Favorite Snack: Ritz crackers with cheese in the middle

Favorite Color: Blue

Funniest Road Experience: I was in the band for about 3 weeks. Brinson had a real nice digital label maker that he used and was just sitting on the bus. So we got on it and started messing around with it. Of course I can't say some of the things we were writing on it but you can imagine what bored guys on a bus for a long trip might come up with. I was the last person to write anything on it and I just turned it off. What I didn't know was I had to hit delete or the last thing you printed would still be there. The next day at the management office Brinson's manager sees the label maker on his desk and asks Brinson what it is. So Brinson explains what it is and says here let me show you. So he writes Bryan's managers name in it and hits print. Well it prints out his named followed by the last thing I wrote which wasn't very nice. All Bryan's manager told Brinson was, "Isn't that tape kind of expensive?" When Brinson told me about it I thought I was going to be fired. But looking back it was about the funniest thing that has happend to me on the road.

Another Funny Road Experience: I constantly get teased by Bryan and the entire group about being Canadian. I get a lot of "ay" and they have several nicknames for me such as "canuk," "polar bear" and a couple other choice names. I'll spare you my band initiation -- it was too funny to print!

Worst Road Experience: I got food poisioning in California for a week. When I am sick I just want to lay around but the shows must go on.