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brad davis "The Shredder" BIO
A Grammy Award winning music industry professional, Brad Davis has worked with the like of Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Earl Scruggs, David Lee Roth, Emmy Lou Harris, Pam Tillis, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yokam, Tommy Shaw, Travis Tritt, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Steve Earl, Billy Bob Thornton just to name a few.
Currently to his production credit:
Tim McGraw Tribute Record, Brad Paisley Tribute Record, Pearl Jam Tribute Record, Sam Bush - King of my World, The Sweet Hearts of the Rodeo - Beautiful Lies, Johnny Cash tribute album - "Kindred Spirits," The Black Keys Tribute record, The Band - Last Waltz Tribute, the new Tommy Shaw solo record, Van Halen - "Strumming With The Devil," Billy Bob Thornton's Universal record "Beautiful Door," five Boxmasters Records featuring Billy Bob Thornton and the new Universal Boxmaster Record "Providence."
Film scores for Thornton - "Waking up in Reno," "Daddy and Them," "Willie Nelson life story movie - "King of Luck," Steven Stegal's movie "Fire Down Below," (At present) film scores for the new Billy Bob Thornton movie, Fish Bate, Jayne Mansfield's Car and Baytown Disco.
In addition to writing songs for artists like Tim McGraw, Jo-El Sonnier, Tony Trischka, Billy Bob Thornton, Tommy Shaw. Davis also has a solo music career of his own, with 3 acoustic americana independent releases and he is currently working with management to release his new classic rock flavored record titled "Iron Giant," which is integrated into the soundtrack of the new Billy Bob Thornton movie titled, "Jayne Mansfield's Car, starring Billy Bob, Robert Duvall and Kevin Bacon, showcasing his amazing speed picking technique, "The Double - Down - Up."
He is currently signed with Music Entertainment Records and BMG Management, and is known as "The Shredder."
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