Paul Leim - Modern Drummer Festival 2000
For most musicians, there is a distinct separation between various segments of the entertainment industry. Few other musicians have so successfully bridged the gap between records, motion pictures, live performance and television. Paul has compiled an enviable "track record" in all four areas and has earned his distinction as one of the foremost drummers in the entertainment industry worldwide.
In concert venues and sound stages all over the world, Paul has performed for a seemingly endless list of top artists, composers and producers including John Williams, Doc Severinsen, The Berlin Orchestra, The London Symphony, The Boston Pops, Tom Jones, Randy Travis, Peter Cetera, Neil Diamond, Faith Hill
, Tim McGraw
, The Concert”
with the “TCB Band”
Paul performed on the motion pictures, "Star Wars “Return of the Jedi”, "The River", “Tank”, “The Legend of DB Cooper”,
and “Dirty Dancing”.
Episodic television series and specials include ‘Wonder Woman”, Knight Rider, Dukes of Hazzard,
mini-series, "Fall Guy", "Spencer for Hire", "The Tonight Show", "Growing Pains", “Battlestar Glactica”, “Barbara Mandrel and the Mandrel Sisters”,
He has performed 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 multiple Gold and Platinum album credits include, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Peter Cetera, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis, Michael W. Smith, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, PUR, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Chestnut, Lyle Lovett, Sandi Patti, Amy Grant, Colin Raye, Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Bob Seger
and Kenny Chesney
Of the thousands of records, soundtracks and albums Paul has played on, over 150 have been Dove, Grammy, CMA, ACM, CCMA, American Music Award
, or Academy Award Recipients
. Multiple Gold and Platinum recordings with top artists total over 300 million units sold representing over 4 Billion dollars in record sales.
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) 3 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).
Advisory Board and Contributing Writer for Modern Drummer Magazine and My Machine Magazine
Endorsee of Yamaha Drums, (1983), Paiste Cymbals (1987), Remo Drum Heads (1986), Vic Firth Drum Sticks
Source: Paul Leim
Mindy Mc Cready
Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
...and many more