Rich Redmond, drummer for superstar Jason Aldean, provides a shot of inspiration for those interested in jump-starting a music career.
Any successful musician will tell you the most common question asked of them is, “What does it take to make it?” Rich Redmond is no different. He moved to Nashville more than twenty-five years ago with his drums, a cat, and a vision, and he’s made his dreams come true. Over one too many lattes, he decided to put all of his advice in one place.
Making It in Country Music is filled with practical advice, stories of how Redmond did it himself, and insights from a chorus of other musicians. This is the ultimate behind-the-scenes and fun-to-read book looking at the country music industry and music careers.
Redmond takes you on a tour of Nashville and many other country music meccas: from the massive stadiums to the honky-tonks and the wide variety of jobs that make the industry go. You’ll learn the various skill sets needed to become successful in the industry as well as predictions for the future of country music among many other things. There is no better guide to the country music business than Redmond with his unique blend of encouragement, detailed advice, humor, and experience.
Rich Redmond is a top call recording drummer/percussionist and has toured, recorded, and performed with more than forty acts, including Jason Aldean, Hank Williams III, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Ludacris, Jewel, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. He has played on thirty #1 hit singles. Redmond also trains new drummers, provides motivational speaking for Fortune 500 companies, consults, and hosts a successful podcast in his spare time. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and his website is https://richredmond.com/.
Jennifer Della’Zanna is an award-winning freelance writer from Woodbine, Maryland, who has published more than fifty feature articles on a variety of topics, and her fiction has appeared online at Daily Science Fiction and in two anthologies. She enjoys hosting house concerts and playing piano. Her website is https://www.jen-dellazanna.com/.
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Rich’s passion and experience in the music industry jump off the pages! It’s tough to get inside information on how the music business really works, but Rich offers you a front row seat.
Rich has an infectious personality and is such a positive person. His reputation as a drummer is known across all genres. I am proud to be able to call him a friend for the past twenty years, and that’s why he is the perfect person to author a book like this.
Rich is one of the most uplifting people I’ve been around. He brings my songs to life! He’s a freak behind the kit, and for these reasons, this is a must read.
The real deal from an actual industry insider in the know. Full of fun stories—insightful and charming, Rich has a way to invite you along his journey and inspires you to dream bigger.
Rich is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever known. His energy is infectious, and his passion is undeniable in this book. This is great read if you want a true glimpse into making it in Music City!
Rich Redmond has a front row look at the music business. This book is a must for anyone who wants to understand the inner workings of a complicated business.
Rich Redmond truly delivers and provides a clear road map about how to prepare, where to go, what it takes to participate, and what to do if you get a shot. His extensive background allows him to teach from the inside out, and that's what makes his information so valuable. If I were starting out in the music business, I wouldn’t leave town without this book in my back pocket!
The best way to learn about something is to learn from someone who is at the top of their game. Redmond is the definition of what makes a person successful. Hands down, my favorite drummer to work with.