Building and Maintaining Lasting Relationships in the Music Industry with Tracy Broussard

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Tracy Broussard


Born and raised in South Louisiana, Tracy grew up on a steady diet of R&B, Funk, Blues and Country. After earning a degree in public relations with a marketing/business minor and playing in local bands, he decided to take the next step in his musical career. In August 1996, he headed to Nashville with dreams of becoming a touring Country drummer. 

After stints with Shane Minor, Craig Morgan, Cyndi Thomson and Jamie O’Neal, he hooked up with Blake Shelton in 2003. For 21 years, Tracy’s been the backbone of Blake’s live shows and television performances including Saturday Night Live, The Voice, the late night and daytime talk show circuits and numerous award shows, including the CMA’s, ACM’s and The Grammys. He helped develop the drum-centric game, “Beat Off” on the USA Network’s hit show, Barmageddon.

In 2012, Tracy recorded with the funk/fusion group Trypta-Funk, which combines odd time signatures with funky grooves. He was also a co-writer on two songs on Blake’s RIAA certified gold album, “Cheers, it’s Christmas.” 

Tracy was also a finalist in the 2009 and 2015 Modern Drummer Readers Poll in the Country category. 

Tracy keeps busy with various live shows, drum instruction, the RoadDawg Online YouTube channel featuring content on touring drummers, and Over The Line, a sports and music talk show.