By Margot Edwards March 9, 2015 Berklee will present its first American Master Awards on Tuesday, March 17, in Nashville to Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry vice president and general manager; Eddie Bayers, drummer on more than 300 gold and platinum records; and Curb Group CEO Jim Ed Norman, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of […]
Originally trained as a classical pianist, Eddie moved to Nashville in 1973 where he auditioned to play piano at a club called Carousel. The drummer was Larrie Londin and Eddie had the privilege of working with him for a year. He inspired Eddie to make the transition to playing drums professionally in 1974.
This coming May 20th, on a CBS special Salute To The Troops, I’ll be performing with Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw. The week of June 8th, I’ll be playing with Willie Nelson on David Letterman June 9th and also a live […]
If you get a minute, check out the new Garth Brooks box set I played on. On one song (“Bad Company”) he had me play piano as well. I also co-produced “Heard it Through the Grapevine”. He’s topped the charts across the board with over 316 million sold, and at $25.00 a unit, I don’t […]
Check Out This Video From June 4, 2013 Show at 3rd and Lindsley: The Players featuring Michael Rhodes, John Hobbs, Paul Franklin, Eddie Bayers and Brent Mason played live at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday night to a packed house as usual. There’ll be other shows so, if you missed it, stay tuned. Brent Mason is an […]
(Sorry doesn’t work for mobile) On Feb.13, 2010, Eddie was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. As one of country music’s busiest and most admired drummers over the last thirty years, Bayers was honored as part of the museum’s ongoing Nashville Cats series, a quarterly program that pays tribute to veteran musicians […]
In the March issue of Drum Magazine, Eddie was named as one of the top ten greatest session drummers of ALL time. Eddie is honored by the mention. Here is the list: Hal Blaine, Kenny Arnoff, Eddie Bayers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Al Jackson Jr., Jim Keltner, Matt Chamberlain, Josh Freese and the great Earl […]