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Paul Leim - Modern Drummer Festival 2000







Paul Leim...
For most musicians, there is a distinct separation between various segments of the entertainment industry. Few other musicians have so successfully bridged the gap between records, motion pictures, live performance and television. Paul has compiled an enviable "track record" in all four areas and has earned his distinction as one of the foremost drummers in the entertainment industry worldwide.

In concert venues and sound stages all over the world, Paul has performed for a seemingly endless list of top artists, composers and producers including John Williams, Doc Severinsen, The Berlin Orchestra, The London Symphony, The Boston Pops, Tom Jones, Randy Travis, Peter Cetera, Neil Diamond, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and “ELVIS, The Concert” with the “TCB Band”.

Paul performed on the motion pictures, "Star Wars “Return of the Jedi”, "The River", “Tank”, “The Legend of DB Cooper”, and “Dirty Dancing”.  Episodic television series and specials include ‘Wonder Woman”, Knight Rider, Dukes of Hazzard,  three  “Elvis” mini-series, "Fall Guy", "Spencer for Hire", "The Tonight Show", "Growing Pains", “Battlestar Glactica”, “Barbara Mandrel and the Mandrel Sisters”,  and "Dolly".  He has performed on “The Grammy Awards”, eight years on Dick Clark’s "American Music Awards", 4 years with the “Academy of Country Music Awards”,  and the perennial “Grand Ole Opry”.

His multiple Gold and Platinum album credits include, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Peter Cetera, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis, Michael W. Smith, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, PUR, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Chestnut, Lyle Lovett, Sandi Patti, Amy Grant, Colin Raye, Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Bob Seger and Kenny Chesney.

Of the thousands of records, soundtracks and albums Paul has played on, over 150 have been Dove, Grammy, CMA, ACM, CCMA, American Music Award, or Academy Award Recipients. Multiple Gold and Platinum recordings with top artists total over 300 million units sold representing over 4 Billion dollars in record sales.

8 time Academy of Country Music drummer of the year Nominee, multiple winner of Nashville Music Award, “Drummer/Percussionist”, and Nashville Music Row Magazine’s “Top 10 Music All Stars” award winner. Most recently he is winner of “Drum Magazine”  Drummie of the Year, (Country Category) 3 Years in a Row and Modern Drummer Magazine  “Reader’s Poll”, Drummer of the Year, (Country Category) for an Eighth year in a Row (2001 – 2008).

Advisory Board and Contributing Writer for Modern Drummer Magazine and My Machine Magazine

Endorsee of Yamaha Drums, (1983), Paiste Cymbals (1987), Remo Drum Heads (1986), Vic Firth Drum Sticks
Source: Paul Leim

















performed with:

Shania Twain
Doc Severinsen
Lionel Ritchie
Roy Orbison
Tanja Tucker
Duane Eddy
Dionne Warwick
Elvis Presley
Amy Grant
Stevie Nicks
Diana Ross
Neil Diamond
Peter Cetera
Whitney Houston
Dolly Parton
Belinda Carlisle
Faith Hill
Trisha Yearwood
Steve Wariner
Randy Travis
Olivia Newton-John
Kevin Sharp
Neal McCoy
Mindy Mc Cready
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Steve Nathan
Steve Gibson
Matt Rollings
Curtis Young
Brent Mason
Terry McMillan
David Hungate
John Hobbs
Biff Watson
Sonny Garrish
Larry Byrom
Eddie Bayers
Dennis Wilson
Joe Chemay
Brent Rowan
Glenn Worf
Billy Joe Walker, Jr.

...and many more








































Paul Leim - Yamaha Groove Night 2004




































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The Giants:
Eddie Bayers - Paul Leim




Masters Place







Kenny Chesney Recording Session April 2005
Buddy Cannon - Paul Leim - Kenny Chesney - Randy McCormick - John Hobbs







The Paul Leim Signature Snare from Yamaha
SD-455APL 14” x 5.5” chrome-over-brass shell
SD-465APL 14” x 5.5” chrome-over-brass shell



...from Paul Leim
Bernard: What a fabulous web site! Yours was the first website that came up when I tried it myself!! Thanks again so much for including me on your website!! Are you close to any of the cities on our tour? It is sold out but I will get you a couple of tickets if you want to come. You can see what it is at the official Elvis site.
Paul Leim