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Kerry Marx

Kerry is a Nashville guitarist and studio musician, best known for his work with the Grand Ole Opry, where he has been staff guitarist since 2000 and Music Director since 2018. He has played with many notable musicians including Natalie Cole, Taylor Swift, John Legend, James Taylor, and Branford Marsalis. He was guitarist for the CD “Songs From The Neighborhood: The Music Of Mister Rogers,” which received a Grammy award, the album “Many Moods of Moses” which received a Grammy nomination, and for the 2 time multi-platinum self-titled album by musical group Blackhawk.

He has played a variety of jazz, pop, rock, and country music in the Nashville recording scene, in addition to touring with artists such as Olivia Newton-John, Lynda Carter, Don McLean, Steve Wariner, Porter Wagoner, Lee Ann Womack, Johnny Cash, Toby Keith & Shania Twain, Ronnie Milsap, Razzy Bailey, Jerry Reed, Ray Price, and of course Johnny Mathis.

Kerry has also performed and composed for major networks and award shows, most notably for the Lionel Richie Special, Hannah Montana, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, CMA Christmas, CMA Awards, 1992 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and the 1985 Grammy Awards.