Rich Redmond is one of Nashville’s most passionate and recognizable musicians. Known and respected not just for his impressive tenure as both touring and recording drummer for Country Superstar Jason Aldean, but also as a master educator and coach for aspiring musicians across the United States.
When he’s not on the road playing to sold out crowds in some of the country’s largest stadiums, Rich can be found on the music education and corporate public speaking circuit, delivering his critically acclaimed “CRASH Course For Success”. CRASH is an acronym for Commitment, Relationships, Attitude, Skill and Hunger, and few epitomize these essential pillar stones better then Rich Redmond.
With a Bachelor of Music Education Degree (B.M.Ed) from Texas Tech, and a Master of Music Education Degree (M.M.Ed) from the University of North Texas, Rich set the foundation for a career in music that would see him play on twenty five #1 Hits, with live performances in every US state, and 14 different countries.
No stranger to the TV circuit, he has performed on American Idol, The Voice, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon among many others. Televised award shows include the Country Music Awards, American Country Music Awards, and The Grammys.
Voted the “Best Country Drummer” in the prestigious Modern Drummer Readers Poll in 2016 and 2017, Rich has been called upon by some of Nashville’s most influential artists and performers for his unique, hard hitting, yet insanely musical drumming. On the Music Education circuit he has presented at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, Percussive Arts Society in Indianapolis, and Drummers Collective in New York City. His CRASH Course for Success has seen him entrusted by some of the world’s leading corporate brands, including Microsoft, HP and Cisco.
With an ever expanding background, and indeed future, in acting and television presenting/hosting, Rich has many strings to his bow. A published author (FUNdamentals of Drumming for Kids) an Educator on his online platform “Drumming In The Modern World”, and the host of the “Pick Rich’s Brain” podcast; Rich has a relentless work ethic, and his passion and commitment to his craft is awe inspiring.
Rich is endorsed by Drum Workshop, Sabian, Remo, ProMark, AudioTechnica, Roland,LP (Latin Percussion), Humes and Berg, and many others.