I would like to express my deep appreciation to my drumming peers that voted for me in the 2017 Modern Drummer Readers Poll. It has been an eventful year for me, with the Journey tours and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but I get a special joy and inspiration when I am acknowledged by my fellow drummers in the MD Readers Poll. This year was unprecedented for me, in that I topped three categories: Rock Drummer, MVP, and Educational Product for my Pathways of Motion book/DVD. I am honored! The MD awards are on display on my living room bookshelf along with the 2012 and 2015 awards for Fusion Drummer!

Thank you all.

Steve Smith