If you listen to Country radio, you’re likely hearing Shannon Forrest on the drums. In his twenty years as a Nashville session ace he’s been constantly in demand by chart-topping artists like 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.
Shannon has played on more Top 10 hits than any drummer in Nashville for seven years running, earning a solid reputation as a hit-maker. His industry peers in the Academy of Country Music recently voted him the Top Percussionist/Drummer of the year. Shannon is currently the drummer for the multi-grammy awarding winning Band, Toto and playing with them on their 40th year anniversary tour, “40 Trips Around The Sun”.