May 24, 2023
On this Brent Mason Interview: Brent shares the story behind his move to Nashville, and the alternative misery he would face if he didn’t move... working with Chet Atkins, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Glen Campbell, Nancy Sinatra… his favorite music to play, 5 things responsible for his success as a studio musician, strangest (and funniest) sessions he’s been on, sacrifices he made to succeed, toughest decision he’s had to make, overcoming shyness. VERY COOL convo w one of the most respected players in Nashville’s history.
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Brent is one of the most recorded guitarists in history, has played on 1,800 top ten hit singles, and has recorded with Toby Keith, Aaron Lewis, Reba McEntire, Allison Krauss, Darius Rucker, Asleep at the Wheel, Alabama, George Jones, Trace Adkins, Jamey Johnson, Martina McBride, Amy Grant, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Neil Diamond, Marty Stuart and 00’s of others
As well as being a Grammy Award winning artist he is also a 14 time winner of the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Guitarist of the Year Award, and a 2 time winner of the CMA Award Musician of the Year (being nominated every year since 1991). He has been named as one of the top ten session guitarists in the world, joining the ranks of Jimmy Page, Larry Carlton, Tommy Tedesco and Steve Cropper. Brent has played on well over a thousand albums and continues to add to this extensive resume. In October 2019 he was inducted into the Musician’s Hall of Fame and in May 2023, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Nashville Cats
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