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Published on Aug 15, 2012
Vic Firth takes you inside a Nashville recording session with studio legend Paul Leim! In this video, you'll see firsthand how a song is recorded, from the artist's first listen to the songwriter-produced tune to the final product.
Nashville recording artist Paul Leim talks about the unique concepts in the design of his signature drum sticks.
Few other musicians have so successfully bridged the gap between records, motion pictures, live performance and television as Paul Leim.
Paul has performed live with a diverse list of top artists, composers and producers world wide, including John Williams, Doc Severinsen, The Berlin Orchestra, The London Symphony, The Boston Pops, Tanya Tucker, Tom Jones, Randy Travis, Peter Cetera, Neil Diamond, Lynda Carter, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and "ELVIS, The Concert" along with Elvis' "TCB Band".
Motion picture credits include "The River", "Tank", "The Legend of DB Cooper", "Dirty Dancing", "Elvis and Me", Elvis, and "Star Wars "Return of the Jedi".
Episodic television series and specials include 'Wonder Woman", Knight Rider, Dukes of Hazzard, "Elvis", "Fall Guy", "Spencer for Hire", "The Tonight Show", "Growing Pains", "Battlestar Glactica", "Barbara Mandrel and the Mandrel Sisters", and "Dolly".. He was staff on "The Grammy Awards", eight years on Dick Clark's "American Music Awards", 4 years with the "Academy of Country Music Awards", and the perennial "Grand Ole Opry".
His Gold and Platinum album credits, consisting of over 300 million records sold include, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Peter Cetera, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis, Michael W. Smith, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, PUR, Lorrie Morgan, Lyle Lovett, Amy Grant, Colin Raye, Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Bob Seger, Billy Currington and Kenny Chesney.
He is 8 time Academy of Country Music drummer of the year Nominee, multiple winner of Nashville Music Award, "Drummer/Percussionist", and Nashville Music Row Magazine's "Top 10 Music All Stars" award winner. Most recently he is winner of "Drum Magazine" Drummie of the Year, (Country Category) 4 Years in a Row and Modern Drummer Magazine "Reader's Poll", Drummer of the Year, (Country Category) for an Eighth year in a Row (2001 -- 2008).