Nashville Cats: Salute to Eddie Bayers
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February 13, 2010 - One of the most talented and respected drummers in country music, Eddie Bayers moved to Nashville in 1973. He worked as a pianist at the Carousel Club, where he met drumming great Larrie Londin, who inspired his switch to drums. Relying on his innate rhythm and musicality, Bayers soon earned first-call status for Nashville sessions. Early recordings with greats such as George Jones, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton helped establish his reputation. Bayers went on to play on modern country classics such as Vince Gill’s “Liza Jane,” Alan Jackson’s “Here in the Real World,” and George Strait’s “Blue Clear Sky.” His credits also include work with pop stars John Fogerty, Elton John, Mark Knopfler, and Bob Seger, among others. Bayers has received numerous music industry awards, including thirteen wins as ACM’s top drummer, and he remains in the ranks of Nashville’s elite session musicians.