Rich Redmond has been the touring/recording drummer with multi-platinum country rocker and ACM “Artist of The Decade” Jason Aldean for over two decades. Rich has recorded 31 #1 hits and plays to millions of fans per year in iconic venues around the globe. Rich has also toured/recorded/performed with the “who’s who” of the music world:
Ludacris, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Bob Seger, Chris Cornell, Joe Perry, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Derek Trucks, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Lit, Travis Tritt, Thompson Square, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Pam Tillis, Vince Gill, Susan Ashton, Deana Carter, Marty Stuart, Chris Stapleton, Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, John Anderson, Trace Adkins, Jennifer Nettles, Sara Evans, Darius Rucker, Kenny Rogers, Rascal Flatts, The Pointer Sisters, Lauren Alaina, Tyler Farr, Flaco Jiminez, Brantley Gilbert, Hank Williams III, Kelly Hansen, Mickey Thomasand many others. Rich has played drums and percussion on 31 #1 singles with sales well over the 20 million mark. As a high-energy live showman, Rich plays sold out shows nightly in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums across the world, reaching over 2 million fans per year.
Rich has appeared multiple times on a trail of television shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Voice, American Idol, The Grammy Awards, The Tonight Show (with Leno, O’Brien and Fallon), The Today Show, Conan O’ Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Good Morning America, Ellen, The CMA Awards, ACM Awards, CMT Awards, ACA Awards, as well as being prominently featured in over 20 music popular music videos. Rich co-produced 3 #1 hits for the groups Thompson Square and Parmalee. As a songwriter, Rich has celebrated 3 #1 songs with Australia’s “The Wolfe Brothers”. Advertisement
As an international motivational speaker, Rich brings his “CRASH Course For Success” motivational drumming event to drum shops, music stores, high schools, colleges and corporate events across the world. Some of Rich’s clients include Cisco, Johnson and Johnson, Hewlett-Packard, and many others. Rich has presented at The Percussive Arts Society Convention in 2011, 2013 and 2021. Rich has also taught at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood and The Drummer’s Collective in New York City.
Rich began playing drums at age 8 and eventually played in the prestigious 1:00 Lab Band at The University of North Texas. Receiving his Master’s Degree in Music Education, Rich now combines his classical training and ‘street smarts’ musicianship to bring his passion filled drumming to the world.
Rich was named “Country Drummer of The Year” in Modern Drummer Magazine in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Rich was voted “Best Country Drummer” and “Clinician” by Modern Drummer Magazine for several years. Rich’s first book, “FUNdamentals of Drumming For Kids ages 5-10” is published by Modern Drummer and is an Amazon best seller. Rich’s second book, “CRASH Course For Success: 5 Ways To Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Life” is available in 3 formats and is also an Amazon bestseller. Advertisement
As a SAG actor, Rich has appeared in films such as “All Light Will End” on Netflix and SYFY Channel’s hit show “Happy”. Rich’s podcast “The Rich Redmond Show” features entertaining and insightful interviews with musicians, actors, authors and comedians.
www.drumminginthemodernworld.com (This is Rich’s 5.5 hour training system consisting of 120 HD educational videos on drumming).
Platinum Endorsements with all companies:
Humes and Berg
Roland Electronic Percussion
Grover Percussion (Now RBI Music)
Puresound Snare Wires
Canopus Snare Wires
Big Fat Snare Drum (BFSD)
Great Leather Stick Bags
Anthology Gear Wear (Stick and Cymbal Bags)