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2 – Nashwood // Rich Redmond, Entrepreneur, Actor, Producer, & Drummer for Jason Aldean

In Episode 2, SMI interviews entrepreneur, actor, producer, and drummer for Jason Aldean, Rich Redmond. Live from “the bedroom” studio, Brandon and Jason wow at the wide variety of entertainment-related enterprises Rich is involved in, and laugh until they cry as Rich crushes it on the tiny drum kit. More than just a drummer–uniting the smoothness of Hollywood with a Nashville vibe, he’s definitely member of club NASHWOOD.

BONUS CONTENT BELOW

Rich Redmond

Watch Rich’s hilariously awesome drummer karaoke performance:

It’s your responsibility to mentor, and if you don’t, shame on you.

-Rich Redmond, SMI Episode 2
Rich is currently accepting registrations for his “Crash Course for Success Drummers Weekend.” Check this insane video out and then REGISTER if you are a drummer:

Rich spoke about being a member of the AFM Local 257:

The Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257, was founded in 1902, and exists to serve and protect musicians in an increasingly challenging business environment. The organization represents studio musicians, touring bands, symphonic musicians, vocalists, arrangers, composers, contractors, and more. They negotiate and administer contracts, track additional uses of songs recorded under AFM union contracts, and represent musicians in all genres of music from jazz to rock, pop, bluegrass, gospel, and yes, country music. Members range from music icons such as Vince Gill and Loretta Lynn, to young bands working their way up the ladder of success, and everything in between. Check them out:
AFM 257

More on the man, the myth, and the legend:

Rich Redmond is an influential touring/recording drummer/percussionist based in Nashville, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California. His versatile, dynamic, and rock solid drumming is the sound behind many of today’s top talents.

A musical showman in the spirit of Gene Krupa, Rich has toured/recorded/performed with: Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Joe Perry, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, John Eddie, Pam Tillis, Susan Ashton, Deana Carter, Kid Rock, Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins, Randy Owens, Marty Stuart, Mindy McReady, Rushlow, Gene Watson, John Anderson, Doc Walker, Jedd Hughes, Patricia Conroy, Earl Thomas Conley, Hank Williams III, Emily West, Jo El Sonnier, Jim Brickman, Lee Brice, Steel Magnolia, The Stellas, Kevin Fowler, Bob Seger, Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Darius Rucker, Kenny Rogers, Jennifer Nettles, Travis Tritt, Shelly Fairchild, Craig Wayne Boyd, Dizzy Reed and many others.

As the drumming powerhouse behind Grammy nominated mega star JASON ALDEAN, Rich has recorded 19 #1 singles with sales well over the 10 million mark. As a high energy showman, Rich plays to sold out crowds in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums around the world and over 2 million fans per year.

Rich has appeared many times on the trail of late night shows such as: The Voice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Conan, Jimmy Fallon, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Craig Ferguson, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Michael and Kelly Show, Ellen, Austin City Limits, The CMA Awards, The ACM Awards, The CMT Awards, The ACA Awards, numerous GAC and CMT Specials, and of course, The Grammy Awards.

As a member of the production team known as New Voice Entertainment (NV), Rich is constantly developing new talent such as Thompson Square, whose first single “Are you Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”? was a #1 single and the most played song on radio in 2011.

Rich attended The University of North Texas and toured/recorded with the prestigious 1:00 Lab Band. Rich was voted “Best Country Drummer” and “Best Clinician” by Modern Drummer Magazine in 2010 and “Best Country Drummer” by Drum! Magazine in 2011. Rich now combines his classical training and ‘street smarts’ musicianship to bring his passion filled drumming to the world.

Yes, Rich the actor even has a comedy reel:

Visit Poor David’s Pub, spot of some of Rich’s very first gigs:

Check out the videos for the following #1’s produced by Rich as part of the New Voice Entertainment (NV) team:

For more information on all that Rich Redmond is into, visit:

richredmond.com

richacts.com

crashcourseforsuccess.com

Credits

Brandon Harrington // SMI Co-Host, A&R, Music Director, Video Editing
Jason Kurkimilis // SMI Co-Host, Lead Audio Production & Engineering
Christian Barker // Executive Producer

Special thanks goes out our episode sponsor, Fat Bottom Brewing.

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