The Country Music Dream Team

We’ve put together a collection of all-star musicians that specialize in country music. This is a growing list of musicians that have created careers around crafting songs for some of the most immanent country music artists around. Know a great AirGigs musician that you think belongs on this list? Let us know in the comments! Want your music to hit like pop country giants Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, or Kenny Chesney? Are you focused on a more folk country sound like Alison Krauss? Are you creating outlaw/alternative country like Sturgil Simpson? Or are you more into traditional country like Colter Wall and Johnny Cash? Whatever kind of country you’re into, these musicians can help you get the sound you’re looking for… 

Guitarists

Justin Ostrander

Justin Ostrander’s virtuosic guitar playing can be heard on songs from some of the most influential country artists to date like Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Chase Rice, HARDY, and many more. Justin is a Nashville native and is an integral part of the current Nashville country sound.

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James Mitchell
James Mitchell has been a top Nashville session player for the past 16 years. James is an artist in his own right, and has done sessions with artists like Cole Swindell, Willie Nelson, Shenandoah, Colt Ford, LoCash, and Alison Krauss. He’s also the touring guitarist for Alison Krauss.

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R.J. Ronquillo R.J. Ronquillo is a Nashville based guitarist. He’s had a long career as a touring a session player with artists like: Trace Adkins, Dustin Lynch, Thompson Square, and many more.

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Matheus Canteri Matheus Canteri is a Brazilian native, and Nashville based guitarist. He’s played everything from country to metal at an extremely high level. He tours with the group The Royal Hounds, and has been featured in Guitar Player Magazine, and The TV Globo Channel. Matheus also releases insrumental music under his own name.

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Bart Walker Bart Walker is a Nashville based guitar player and songwriter. He’s currently the lead guitarist for Hank Williams Jr., The Desert City Ramblers, and T. Graham Brown. He also tours internationally with his original group The Bart Walker Band.

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Justin Lewis Justin Lewis is a guitarist based out of Louisiana. He’s played with artists like Kix Brooks, Hunter Hayes, T. Graham Brown, John Schneider, Jo-El Sonnier, Wayne Toups, Delbert McClinton, Sammy Kershaw, Justin Tocket.

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Bassits

David Roe Rorick David “Dave” Roe Rorick is an 8 time Grammy winning bassist. He spent 12 years touring with Johnny Cash, and has also toured with Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Reed, and Ian Hunter. His recording credits include Johnny Cash, Tyler Childers, Carrie Underwood, Sturgill Simpson, Marcus King, and more.

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Alison Prestwood Alison Prestwood is a 4-time nominee for ACM Bass Player of the Year. She’s worked with Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Faith Hill, Josh Thompson, NEEDTOBREATHE, Brooks and Dunn, and more. She’s also toured with Amy Grant and Olivia Newton John and was in the house band for the 2019 CMA Awards Show.

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Mat Maxwell Mat Maxwell is a Nashville based touring and session bassist. He’s performed live or in the studio with artists like Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, John Rich, The Swon Brothers, Corey Kent White, and many more.

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Drummers

Nick Buda Nick Buda famously got the call to record on Taylor Swift’s first album, and continued to get called to track on her subsequent albums. He’s also worked with artists like Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, Chase Rice, FireKid, Will Hoge and many others.

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Kyle May Kyle May is a Nashville based session drummer and producer. He has a ridiculous list of credits like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, Matt Stell, Old Dominion, Kelsea Ballerini, and many more.

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Grady Saxman Grady Saxman has worked with artists like Luke Combs, Trey Lewis, Muscadine Bloodline, Uncle Kracker, and more. Grady’s amazing musicianship, worldclass studio, and production experience help him deliver top notch drum tracks.

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Jim Riley Jim Riley is the longtime drummer for Rascal Flatts. He has also worked with artists like Mark Chesnutt, Gary Allan, Lauren Alaina, Maren Morris, Brian McKnight and many others. Jim’s drumming can be heard in movies like Heaven is for Real and Hanna Montana:The Movie as well he hit show, Nashville.

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Miles Mcpherson

Miles Mcpherson is a two time winner of the ACM Studio Drummer of the year, and has played on 18 number one songs including “Undivided” by Tim McGraw ft. Tyler Hubbard, “Drinkin Beer Talkin God Amen” by Chase Rice ft. F.G.L., and “Famous Friends” Chris Young & Kane Brown.

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Fiddle

Dan Hochhalter Dan Hochhalter is one of the industry’s top fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. He’s toured and/or recorded with Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood, John Fogerty, Keith Urban and many more. In 2017 he won CMA Touring Musician of the Year.

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Michael Cleveland

Michael Cleveland is a 12 time winner of the international bluegrass music association’s fiddle player of the year award. His album Tall Fiddler won a Grammy award for best bluegrass album of 2020. He’s played with Alison Kraus, Vince Gill, Bela Fleck, Billy Strings, and more.

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Pedal Steel

Patrick Lyons Patrick Lyons has toured and recorded with artists like Colter Wall, Cody Jinks, Josh Morningstar, and Nick Lynch. He was also featured in Rolling Stone Magazine as a “Next Young Guns” musician.

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David Spires David Spires has been working as a session musician and producer for the past 25 years. During that time he’s recorded and toured with artists like Josh Turner, Shania Twain, Joe Dee Messina, and many more.

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Andy Ellison Andy Ellison is the full time touring pedal steel player for Capitol Records artist John Pardi. He’s also played pedal steel, mandolin, guitar, dobro, and banjo on hundreds of sessions. Andy is the perfect player to add that special sauce to any song.

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Keys

Michael Hicks
Michael Hicks is a 5-time Nashville Independent Music Award winning pianist. He’s played live and/or in the studio with Sturgil Simpson, Rascall Flats, Brooks and Dunn, Zac Brown, Little Big Town, Dave Cobb, and more.

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Mixing

Josh Reynolds Josh Reynolds is a long time collaborator with country legends Little Big Town including mixing live and broadcast performances and their last album “Nightfall.” He’s also worked with a who’s who of country artists like Jason Aldean, Ingrid Andress, Drake White, and many more.

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Songwriting

Justin Morgan Justin Morgan is a Nashville based producer, vocalist, and songwriter. Justin is signed with BMG and Centricity Music as a songwriter. Justin has had his songs placed in over 60 TV shows, Commercials, promos, movie trailers, and movies.

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Vocals

Billy Ray Barnette Billy Ray Barnette is an Emmy Nomiated Nashville vocalist that has recorded vocals for over 5,000 demos over the past 20 years, and on multiple Top 10 Country Billboard records. Billy Ray has cut vocals for spots on The Today Show, The Oprah Whinfrey Show, and for KFC and Budweiser ads.

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