Kerry Marx Interview – Music Director, Grand Ole Opry – Everyone Loves Guitar #292

In addition to his recent appointment to Music Director of the Grand Ole Opry, Kerry Marx is a 2-time Grammy nominee (with 1 Grammy win) session player in Nashville who’s played on records by Brad Paisley, David Crosby, GE Smith, James Burton, Keith Urban, Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, James Taylor, Blackhawk, Steven Tyler and others. He’s also toured with Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Mathis, Lynda Carter, Don McLean, Steve Wariner, Toby Keith & Shania Twain, Ronnie Milsap, Jerry Read, Ray Price, and more

Kerry talks about working at the Opry and the responsibilities this entails… a really cool story about how he got the gigs working with Jerry Reed, Johnny Cash, and Johnny Mathis… along with a bucket of dimes, the most important lesson he learned about playing music (from Johnny Cash), self-confidence, how he once saved someone’s life, and much more. Cool stuff:

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