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RealTracks Artist Bio: Eddie Bayers

Eddie Bayers is an accomplished drummer who has played on hundreds of gold and platinum albums as well as numerous movie soundtracks. He received the Academy of Country Music Drummer of the Year Award for 11 straight years, something no other musician has yet accomplished. He won the "Top Ten" award in Music Row magazine and he is on the Honor Roll for Modern Drummer Magazine for winning the readers poll 5 years consecutively. DRUM Magazine named Eddie one of the Top Ten Session Drummers Of All Time.

Eddie's musical career started as a classical pianist. It was during his college years in California that his musical interests took a turn towards more interpretive jamming. After moving to Nashville, he auditioned for a club as a pianist. The drummer for the quartet at this club, Larrie Londin, inspired Bayers to play drums professionally. Now he is established as one of the top studio drummers in Nashville.

Bayers worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Vince Gill, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Steve Winwood, Peter Frampton, Bob Seger, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, and Uncle Kracker.

Both in 2010 and in 2021, Bayers was elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame, alongside Ray Charles, The Judds and Pete Drake. And in 2023, Bayers was inducted into the Zildjian Hall Of Fame, alongside fellow inductees Shelia E, Dennis Chambers,Terri Lyne Carrington, Omar Hakim, Steve Smith,Peter Erskine and Ringo Starr.

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