Get Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts/Nashville sessions) drumming on your project for $100

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Get Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts/Nashville sessions) drumming on your project for $100


I am very comfortable in all styles from Pop to country to blues to jazz to fusion to metal. I PLAY FOR THE SONG!!

Since 2000 I have been the drummer and bandleader for Rascal Flatts. during that time I have been fortunate enough to share the stage with artist like Christina Aguilera, Sheryl Crow, Boyz 2 Men, Vince Gill and Maren Morris.

My TV credits include The Grammys, The American Music Awards, The Tonight Show, American Idol, The Voice, Oprah and Ellen.

My Recording Credits include Rascal Flatts, Brian McKnight, Lauren Alaina, Alabama, Jason Blaine (Canada), and Holly Tucker (The Voice).

My movie credits include, Heaven is for Real, Hannah Montana: The Movie and Christmas in the Heartland.

I have also done work for EA Sports including recordings for Madden Football


2014 Ludwig Classic Maple
10" 13" 16" toms
24" kick

1967 Ludwig
12" 13" 16" toms
22" kick

1968 Ludwig
12" 14" toms

2006 Ludwig Vistlite
12" 14" 16" 18" toms
24" kick

Ludwig 6.5x14 Black Beauty
Ludwig 6.5x14 Classic Maple
1967 Ludwig 5x14 superphonic (metal)
1968 Ludwig 5x14 pioneer (wood)
1965 Premier 3x14 wood snare
2010 Ludwig 7x12 wood snare
1999 KC Drumworks 6x14 solid shell maple snare

I have a massive selection of Cymbals and hand percussion to fill out any required set up.

My computer is a Brand new Mac and I'm running the latest versions of Protools and Logic

I also have a ton if microphones making it easy to get a great drum in my private studio.

Included percussion is Tambo and shaker or electronic drum loop. congas djembe bongos etc. can be worked out as a custom offer as can Background vocals and additional programming.

My interfaces are Universal Audio Apollo 8P's

I record with an array of 11 microphones and can deliver consolidated .wav files that you can drop in your session.

There is also the option to deliver a simple stereo mix of the drums if that is what you would rather.

I will deliver one take and offer TWO revisions if necessary to make sure that you get drum tracks that exceed you expectations.

Can't wait to get started on your project!!

Song Medley

Here is a quick listen to some of the work I've been doing lately on drums.
  • Song Medley

63 Reviews

  1. Review By: stormfront Dec 14, 2018

    Amazing player, immaculate musician, and a true artist.

  2. Review By: jelsioba Dec 14, 2018

    Great job! You always know what you do

  3. Review By: stormfront Dec 13, 2018

    Jim didn't just nail it what we asked for - he added so much more to it. The very best.

  4. Review By: BenjaminMRobinson Dec 1, 2018

    Jim was awesome to work with. I feel privileged to have a musician of his caliber working with me.

    The song I am working on really has a radio ready drum track with Jim's drum foundation.

    The best part of this experience was that I could tell that Jim put a lot of time learning the song, It was obvious this was not just a couple of pass throughs and comps. It was a well learned drum part that followed the subtle nuances of the rhythm guitar the the vocals follow.


  5. Review By: jelsioba Nov 11, 2018

    Good quality, I received more than I expected, great job.

    - This review was for a custom proposal
  6. Review By: dstout012 Oct 9, 2018

    No one gets inside the music like Jim Riley. It doesn't get any better than this. Jim plays to the song and brings it to life. 10/10

  7. Review By: jx77 Oct 6, 2018

    U guys definitely should hire Jim if u need a professional live drum~~~ thumbs up as always!!!

  8. Review By: JStudio Oct 6, 2018

    Drums/Guitar/Bass all turned out fantastic. Thanks again for your help Jim!

    - This review was for a custom proposal
  9. Review By: dstout012 Oct 5, 2018

    Professional delivery with personal feel. Easy to work with. Unmatched, custom performance. 10/10 highest recommendation.

  10. Review By: tonitus Aug 22, 2018

    Jim did a number on my Maiden-like song. Nicely done - good, controlled skills to deliver the energy. Highly recommended!
    Also, I will get back to do more numbers with Jim. For sure.

  11. Review By: jelsioba Aug 3, 2018

    Thanks for the great job!

  12. Review By: tuttlejw Aug 2, 2018

    Great Drummer! Nails it every time! Easily a 5 star and one of the best studio drummers out there

  13. Review By: tuttlejw Jul 30, 2018

    Hit the nail on the head first try! One of the best on this site! gets it done right the first time! Jim is great to work with!

  14. Review By: tuttlejw Jul 29, 2018

    Superstar drummer! Nails the feel and performance on every track! Great Drummer, great quality tracks, 5 star drummer

  15. Review By: Hundred Jul 25, 2018

    I lost myself in the grooves. of Master. Jim
    Could you show me the [Alice's Adventures in Wonderland] in the drum?
    Amazing!! he did it. and just one take.
    Master Jim is the best.

  16. Review By: tuttlejw Jul 24, 2018

    Incredible drummer - played exactly what the tune needed and we were extremely satisfied with the tracks. I can't say enough great things about this drummer! He nails it right out of the gate and is on point - A+++
    Thanks so much for your tracks and your professionalism! Superstar Drummer!

  17. Review By: hippomuse Jul 18, 2018

    Sounds great. I'll work on the guitar/vocal....making sure I go the right proper key and then circle back. Thanks as always. - Phillip

  18. Review By: noonan78 Jul 18, 2018

    If you want it done right, Get the right man for the job. Jim was easy to work with and did a fine job an the track. Highly recommended.

  19. Review By: ThereIsNoDanaOnlyZool Jul 17, 2018

    Jim does it again!!! Took my request with only minimal insight I could offer him (not a seasoned musician, personally) and was able to still nail it!! 5 out of 5 stars, no question!!!

  20. Review By: NathanRay Jul 10, 2018

    Great drums tracks and awesome to work with.

  21. Review By: MajorTommy Jul 5, 2018

    Thanks so much for a superb drum track. Totally stoked to have you be a part of our song! 5 stars!

  22. Review By: JStudio Jul 4, 2018

    Jim Riley offered fantastic service during my first experience on airgigs. Its nice to know somebody who has been as successful as Jim in his music career is willing to help others out for a reasonable rate. Very much appreciated!

  23. Review By: GerryN Jun 17, 2018

    Great tracks as always!!! I cannot recommend him enough!

  24. Review By: AlexsWhite Jun 16, 2018

    Hey Jim! Awesome work! thank you very much! have a great time the road, let me know when you're back.
    best, Alexs

  25. Review By: nickastro Jun 3, 2018

    Jim ALWAYS gives each and every song a new life and energy.

  26. Review By: ToddB May 29, 2018

    5 stars to Jim. A real pro through and through. Seemed to care about his work and delivered it on schedule. I will definitely use Jim again in the future.

  27. Review By: ThereIsNoDanaOnlyZool May 24, 2018

    A customer fully satisfied once again!

  28. Review By: jelsioba May 21, 2018

    Excelent!!! You are totally coordinated. Until the next song!

  29. Review By: brodger May 20, 2018

    Thanks for making the time and pulling off a polished work of art. Cheers!

  30. Review By: nickastro May 20, 2018

    Another fantastic drum track. Jim is an incredibly musical drummer.

  31. Review By: ThereIsNoDanaOnlyZool May 19, 2018

    What a great musician!! Jim nailed my request but beforehand, asked enough questions so he understood exactly what I sought and that I would be ensured that the final delivery would be to my satisfaction. What a great experience!!

  32. Review By: carson May 16, 2018

    This turned out even better than I had imagined. Incredible job. Mastering ready. Jim is not only a great musician, but the sound is perfect. He listens and he delivers. I can't wait to send him something else. Thanks so much!

  33. Review By: dstout012 May 16, 2018

    Truly enjoyable experience. Delivered on time and exactly as described. Highest recommendation.

  34. Review By: nickastro May 12, 2018

    Jim has such an amazing ear and vision. I can't thank him enough.

    - This review was for a custom proposal
  35. Review By: dstout012 May 9, 2018

    Exceeded expectations and provided exemplary interest and care. 10/10 Will hire again soon !!! Highest recommendation.

  36. Review By: nickastro May 2, 2018

    Great job as always Jim.

    - This review was for a custom proposal
  37. Review By: brodger May 1, 2018

    Awesome job once again Jim!!! Your groove and ideas are just great.

  38. Review By: justmechillun Apr 27, 2018

    Working with Jim was the best part of my experience on the site. He is super talented and also extremely easy to deal with. I feel lucky that I picked him and we will continue to work together. % stars, cant say enough about the service he provides. GREAT!

  39. Review By: nickastro Apr 13, 2018

    Beautiful work as always.

    - This review was for a custom proposal
  40. Review By: isagyeman1 Apr 7, 2018

    Jim is AMAZING! He's got a great ear for music and his playing is top-notch! You can also set your watch by his's perfect! Will definitely hire again soon!!

  41. Review By: GerryN Apr 4, 2018

    Jim does not only fantastic drum takes, he is also a huge help. Thanks!!!

  42. Review By: GerryN Apr 4, 2018

    Absolutely great!!! Thank you!!!

  43. Review By: brodger Apr 3, 2018

    Thank you so much Jim. You made it shine!

  44. Review By: GerryN Mar 29, 2018

    Perfect, thank you!!! Jim is really an asset to airgigs...highly recommended! Vielen Dank!!!

  45. Review By: GerryN Mar 29, 2018

    Great playing and communication! Jim really listens to the track and creates the perfect drum track. Thank you Jim!!!

  46. Review By: mmiyashita623 Mar 27, 2018

    It was so nice to work with, very professional,

  47. Review By: nickastro Mar 27, 2018

    Jim really locked this in and dropped it right in the pocket !!! Thanks again for a job well done.

  48. Review By: jx77 Mar 27, 2018

    My song has come live after Jim play the drum!~~ those Hihat groove~ oh my god!!
    Beside having the smoothness and consistency of playing~~He even add something extra elements to enhance the groove of song. Very very professional!
    Believe me, Try him ~~~ u will not regret! =D

  49. Review By: monkey Mar 22, 2018

    Glad I just discovered airgigs. It's fun, and like Jim, the folks on it are so nice, and good at what they do. Positive experience all around.

  50. Review By: nickastro Mar 22, 2018

    Wow. I would have spent forever trying to get a drum part that worked as well and still never come close. Great job Jim.

  51. Review By: scobriggs Mar 21, 2018

    Jim did an amazing job and is such a great drummer!

  52. Review By: nickastro Mar 20, 2018

    Jim was very creative in his vision. He really does play to the song. Sounds great. Thanks again.

  53. Review By: rickymecaslin Mar 19, 2018

    Jim is absolutely the best! First pass he completely nailed the feel and emotion of what I was looking for on my song. From initial contact, he jumped on the tune right away and provided a nice mp3 over my "roughed out" scratch . Once I gave the OK, he knocked out the recording and quickly provided the final tracks. Jim's a true professional with a passion for helping you get what you're after! Don't give it a second thought, he'll definitely have your back and them some!

  54. Review By: mmiyashita623 Mar 16, 2018

    It was great to work with! Awesome!

  55. Review By: bryanpaul Feb 26, 2018

    Jim did an awesome job with our track. He is the consummate professional - excellent product, wonderful to work with, and very receptive to feedback. Thanks, Jim!

  56. Review By: deerockcountry Feb 13, 2018

    Jim is one amazing drumming and he easy to communicate with.I gave Jim an overall view of what this project is about,the style of music and few suggestions on what I wanted.
    Jim let me know he wrote a chart for the song and brought a vibe with his playing...I was totally blown away,Jim had played the perfect for my song.I will most certainly use Jim on other songs on my upcoming CD and possibly shake his hand and say thank you..being in Nashville that could happen easily.
    Thanks Jim