Award-winning country drums, right outta Nashville!
Lonnie Wilson has won the Academy of Country Music’s “Drummer of the Year” award twice and Music Row Magazine’s “Top Studio Drummer” award four times. He has played on countless hits with artists that include Brooks and Dunn, Faith Hill, George Jones, Martina McBride, Rascal Flats, Randy Travis and Waylon Jennings. He’s played on 19 No. 1 singles for Tim McGraw alone!
Wilson’s parents and uncle are all musicians, so he’s had a sense of what makes a great song from a young age. In the 1980’s, Lonnie was the lead singer for the group “Bandana.” However, the desire to start a family with his wife Donna, (a backup singer for Loretta Lynn at the time) led him to the life of a studio musician. His singer-songwriter sensibilities served him well in understanding how to build a song, and deliver the energy that the producers and artists were after. He got in on the ground floor with Brooks and Dunn, and played on their monster hit “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” This helped cement him as the hottest drummer in Nashville. As a songwriter he has written for Rascal Flatts, Brooks and Dunn, Joe Diffie and Andy Griggs. Hit singles he’s produced include “A Night To Remember,” “It’s Always Something New” and the self-penned “Texas Size Heartache.”
Need some sweet brushwork for your ballad? Lonnie’s got it covered. Honky tonkin’ rockin’? Crank that Tele and let it scream ’cause it’s all right here. Almost 4GB of great country drums from a man who’s played country in all its forms.
DrumCore GrooveSets provide inspiring building blocks for your song and give you a basic groove plus variations and fills at many tempos. Some with over 20 variations in one tempo! Most include sidestick (SS), hihat, ride, and no-kick (NK) versions. Start with sparse sidestick, add snare for the second verse and nail the chorus with a ride pattern. Also included are MIDI beats and drumkits to use for extra hits or making your own beats.