Country Music

Marty Stuart grew up in the small town of Philadelphia, Mississippi surrounded by country music, which he taught himself to play on a family guitar when he was 12 years old. Marty soon learned the mandolin and began writing songs for local dances and school events. During his NAMM interview he...
Dean Daniels plays a vital role in the production of the annual TEC Awards during the Anaheim NAMM Shows.  His expertise in video production goes back to the early days of country music programs on television, which his father helped pioneer.  His dad started his career on radio and later directed...
Barry De Vorzon began writing songs as a teenager and had several hits during his long career.  Among his top charters were two hit instrumental songs, the theme for the television show SWAT and the second, the theme for the soap opera The Young and the Restless, which was also known as “Nadia's...
Don Edwards was raised on cowboy music despite being born in New Jersey, a fact he has joked about even in song.  His easy going style led to a successful career as a traveling singer with albums such as Songs On the Trail and Goin’ Back to Texas.  Don has also been strongly connected with the...
JD Crowe recalled seeing Earl Scruggs perform in Lexington with Lester Flatt when he was a kid.  The sound was so unique and different that all young JD could think about was getting a banjo!  He did and, well, the rest is history.  Jimmy Martin hired DJ when he was just 16 and they recorded and...
Vince Gill attended his first NAMM Show when he was nineteen years old and living in Los Angeles, California, back in 1977.  Over the years, Vince has supported many music retailers and suppliers and has developed long lasting and meaningful relationships, which is why he is always excited to...
Emmylou Harris is a 13-time Grammy award winning American singer-songwriter. Over the course of her career she has released numerous popular albums and singles in the folk/country genre, and has worked with multiple big names such as Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, and many more. She is also...
Jozef Nuyens founded The Castle recording studios in 1982. The Castle is one of the best known recording facilities in the world. About 450 gold and platinum artists from all genres of the music industry have recorded there over the years. It was one of the first digital recording facilities in the...
Akil Thompson has been an active music maker since he was a kid playing guitar.  Over his career he has toured with LeAnn Rimes and Kelly Clarkson, as well as built his own recording studio.  Akil decided that when he was not on the road, he wanted to record and engineer.  His studio is located in...
Gary Morse points out that playing a pedal steel guitar can be complicated.  The pedal steel guitar has a series of levers and pulleys that when used often, such as in country music, require maintenance and tuning.  Gary ought to know as he is one of the top studio musicians in Nashville, often...

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