AYA 042 Rich Redmond – Passion Is Your Engine and Hard-work is Your Fuel.

Rich Redmond is a top call recording drummer/percussionist based in Nashville and Los Angeles. Rich’s versatile, dynamic, and rock solid drumming is the sound behind many of today’s top talents.

Rich has toured/recorded/performed with:

Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Bob Seger, Chris Cornell, Joe Perry, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Lit, Travis Tritt, Thompson Square, Kelsea Ballerini, Steel Magnolia, Pam Tillis, Vince Gill, Susan Ashton, Deana Carter, Marty Stuart, 1,000 Horses, Chris Stapleton, Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, John Anderson, Trace Adkins, Jennifer Nettles, Sara Evans, Darius Rucker, Kenny Rogers, Rascal Flatts, Emily West, The Pointer Sisters, Lauren Alaina, Tyler Farr, Flaco Jiminez. Brantley Gilbert, Hank Williams III, Doc Walker, Gene Watson, Mindy McCready, Richie McDonald, Andi Griggs, Jedd Hughes, Patricia Conroy, Earl Thomas Conley, Catherine Britt, Anita Cochran, Jim Brickman, John Anderson, Lila McCann, Lindsay Ell, Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Peterson, The Roadhammers, The Stellas, Rushlow, Chuck Wicks, Steve Allen, Phyllis Diller, Kid Rock and many others.

Rich has played drums and percussion on 20 #1 singles with sales well over the 20 million mark. As a high-energy live showman, Rich plays sold out shows nightly in amphitheaters, arenas, and stadiums across the world, reaching over 2 million fans per year.

Rich has appeared on the trail of television shows such as The Voice, American Idol, The Grammy Awards, The Tonight Show (with Leno, O’Brien, and Fallon), The Today Show,

Conan O’ Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Good Morning America, Ellen, The CMA Awards, ACM Awards, CMT Awards, ACA Awards, as well as being prominently featured in 19 music popular music videos. Rich also leads a production team known as ‘NV’ (New Voice Entertainment), which is constantly developing new talents such as Thompson Square, and Parmalee. Together these acts have celebrated 3 #1 hits.

Always looking to help others and make a difference, Rich brings his “CRASH Course For Success” motivational drumming event to drum shops, music stores, high schools, colleges and corporate events across the world. Some of Rich’s clients include Cisco, Johnson and Johnson, Hewlett Packard, Presidio, Hard Rock Café and many others. Rich has presented at The Percussive Arts Society Convention in 2011 and 2013. Rich is an adjunct faculty member at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood and The Drummer’s Collective in New York City.

Rich began playing drums at age 8 and eventually played in the prestigious 1:00 Lab Band at The University of North Texas. Receiving his Master’s Degree in Music Education, Rich now combines his classical training and ‘street smarts’ musicianship to bring his passion filled drumming to the world.

Rich is 2016’s “Country Drummer of The Year” in Modern Drummer Magazine. Rich was voted “Best Country Drummer” and “Clinician” by both Modern Drummer and Drum! Magazines for several years. Rich’s first book, “FUNdamentals of Drumming For Kids ages 5-10” is published by Modern Drummer and is an Amazon bestseller.

Rich is also a columnist for Modern Drummer, Drum!, Rhythm, In Tune and Canadian Musician magazines.

Rich has a signature stick from Promark called “The Rich Redmond Active Grip 595”, a bass drum beater he designed with

DW Drums called “The Black Sheep” and signature collectible drum cases from Humes and Berg. A 5 hour digital educational package will be available soon at www.drumminginthemodernworld.com.

BOOKS:
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! by Tony Robbins

Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar

CONTACT:
www.richredmond.com
www.crashcourseforsuccess.com
www.richacts.com
www.drumminginthemodernworld.com
www.twitter.com/richredmond
www.youtube.com/richredmond

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