Brad Paisley’s Dad Skills Inspired Carrie Underwood

Her Wish for Isaiah: Be Like Huck and Jasper

They have got to be the littlest role models in all of Nashville.

Huck Paisley, 8, and his brother Jasper, 6, are exactly the kinds of boys that Carrie Underwood would like her seven-month-old son Isaiah to be. Mostly because their father — Brad Paisley — is doing such a great job with them.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 20:  Musician Brad Paisley looks on with his son during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2011 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR) Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR

“(Brad) was part of the reason,” Underwood told CMT.com about how her friendship with Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley made her want to have a family just like theirs.

“I would see them and how great they are and how sweet he is with them. And as soon as I found out I was having a boy, I was watching them like, ‘Aww, I want my kids to be like that,’” she recalled.

My boys…checking out the world through the bus window.

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Underwood adds that part of what makes Paisley so likeable, even outside of their CMA Awards hosting duties, is that he is just a normal guy.

“Anytime we meet up for anything, usually his kids pop by or if we go to his house to record or do CMA stuff or whatever, it’s just normal,” Underwood said. “He’s like jeans, t-shirt, ballcap, you know?”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.