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Country music star Brad Paisley has sold more than 7 million albums and recorded 14 number one singles. Despite his success, Paisley says he has still owes his father money. Paisley says when he was first getting started at the age of 12, he would go out and sing five songs, tell jokes, and come home $55 richer. He calls his dad his “first roadie.” Looking back, he says, “My dad never asked for a cut. Not even gas money. I still owe him money!”

Paisley is now married and the father of two children. He has more respect for his father adding, “I relate to him in a different way.” Paisley’s father Doug is proud of what his son has become. The elder Paisley says, “He’s a great dad and a good husband. I feel I’ve been that…I gave up (weekend) military service because it gave me time with him.”

--Brad Paisley reveals he’s in debt to dad;http://www.theboot.com/2009/10/09/brad-paisley-reveals-hes-in-debt-to-dad/; October 9, 2009; Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.

Most people owe their parents more than they could ever repay. Most parents wouldn’t think of ever asking for anything in return, except maybe that their kids will take care of their grandkids the way they took care of them.

Ephesians 6:1-4 (CEV) “Children, you belong to the Lord, and you do the right thing when you obey your parents. The first commandment with a promise says, (2) "Obey your father and your mother, (3) and you will have a long and happy life." (4) Parents, don't be hard on your children. Raise them properly. Teach them and instruct them about the Lord. “

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