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Brad Paisley praises Nick Jonas' transition from child star to 'respected musician'

Country star Brad Paisley has revealed that seeing Nick Jonas go from child star with the Jonas Brothers to a "respected musician" with a successful solo career is nothing short of inspirational

Chatting to Billboard about the difficult transition, Paisley explained that has knew the Jonas Brothers when they were just starting out and he's impressed at how Nick Jonas has embraced the entertainment industry:

"Oh yeah! The Jonas Brothers and I go way back. We've done interviews together, and I've sat in with them. You know, when I first met them, I thought, "OK, they're too good to be true. They're definitely serial killers and they don't realise it yet." It's not true! They're not serial killers! [Laughs] They're all good people."

"Nick is a great musician, and he's really on his way. He and Demi both are great examples of child stars coming of age, becoming really legit, respected musicians. As we all know, not everybody makes that transition. If you want your music to ever matter, sometimes it's best to not become famous as a child, but they're doing it. It's really impressive."

Paisley added: "He's such a great guitar player. He's really got a finesse and he's just improving all the time. He really has such great focus in terms of wanting to make good music. I don't get the sense he's like, "How do I become more famous?" I think he's more about, "How do I become the artist I want to be?""

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