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Shannon Forrest
August 22, 1973
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Shannon Forrest
If you listen to Country Radio, you're hearing Shannon Forrest's drum sound every day.

In his twenty years as a Nashville session ace he's been constantly in demand by chart-topping artists that include Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Faith Hill, Sugarland, Terri Clark, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tracy Lawrence, LeAnn Rimes, The Chieftains, Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson, Alabama, Joe Nichols, Art Garfunkel, Bonnie Bramlett, Ricky Skaggs, Chris LeDoux, Trisha Yearwood, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, The Gaither Vocal Band, The Statesmen, The Blackwood Brothers, Montgomery Gentry, SheDAISY, Lee Ann Womack, Chely Wright, Jo Dee Messina, Jerry Douglas, Gretchen Wilson, Merle Haggard, Taylor Swift, Kelly Pickler, John Oates, Trace Adkins, Jimmy Wayne, Josh Turner and many more.

He has played on more Top 10 hits than any drummer in Nashville for seven years running, earning a reputation as "the hit-maker."

From 2010 to 2012, Forrest supported Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, and Donald Fagen on their Dukes of September tours.

Shannon Forrest is a recipient of the Academy of Country Musicís Top Drummer/Percussionist Of The Year.

He performed at Toto's induction to Nashvilleís Musician's Hall of Fame and tours with Toto since then....

Jenny Douglas - David Paich - Dabid Hungate - Steve Lukather -
Joseph Williams - Steve Porcaro - Shannon Forrest

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Shannon Forrest - Brent Mason

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Musician Top Ten All Star Winners:
Jonathan Yudkin - Justin Niebank - Shannon Forrest -
Wes Hightower - Steve Nathan

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