Kenny Malone

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Kenny Malone is an American drummer/percussionist from Nashville, Tennessee. He has been, since the 1970s, and continues to be a prominent session musician in folk, country and many other acoustic-based genres.[1] He is known for inventing his own style of unique hand drumming.[2]

Malone has been asked to record for the likes of Carl Perkins, Ray Charles, George Jones, Janie Fricke, Johnny Cash, Don Williams, Dobie Gray, Donna Fargo, David Allen Coe, Merle Haggard, The Whites, Crystal Gayle, Charlie Pride, Moe Bandy, Floyd Cramer, Dr. Hook, Barbara Mandrell, Johnny Paycheck, Kenny Rogers, Michael Johnson, Dottie West, Lynn Anderson, John Hartford, New Grass Revival, Bela Fleck, Barefoot Jerry, B.J. Thomas, Bobby Bare, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson, Dolly Parton, and Lacy J. Dalton[3].


  1. ^ Chadbourne, Eugene, "Biography: Kenny Malone, Allmusic (accessed 11-16-2008)
  2. ^ Artimisi, Tony (2015). Rhythm Makers: The Drumming Legends of Nashville in Their Own Words. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 62. ISBN 9781442240117.
  3. ^ Flans, Robyn (July 1985). "Kenny Malone's Quest for Knowledge". Modern Drummer – via