029 – Greg Morrow: ACM Drummer of the Year, Giving Engineers What They Want, Touring to Sessions, Head Combinations
Greg Morrow has been an inspiration for many drummers including myself, not only for his superb drumming but for his humble demeanor.
Born in Ripley Tennessee and raised in Memphis, Greg was exposed to great music at an early age. During these formative years, this was one of the things that became a catalyst for Greg’s love of music, drums and making a career out of these things. At the young age of 11 years old, Greg’s band at the time performed on a local TV show, Swing Shift. He also had his first recording session during this time.
Touring and recording with Christian artists Degarmo and Key in the 1980’s lead to touring with Amy Grant that lead Greg to Nashville where his recording chops were quickly recognized. Since that move from Memphis to Nashville over two decades ago, Greg’s been a first call session drummer favorite among producers for his super solid pocket and musicality that elevates the performance of any track he’s on.
Some if the many recognizable artists he’s worked with include Joe Cocker, Amy Grant, The Dixie Chicks, Reba McEntire and John Oats. In just the last year, Greg’s recording credits range from new artists like Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker to classic artists like Jim Ed Brown and Alabama.
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This Interview was conducted August 7th, 2015