Cory Walker has shared the stage/studio with countless greats in music, has opened up the CMA Fan Fest, played the Grand Ole Opry dozens of times billed as Cory and Jarrod Walker as well as accompanying Joe Diffie, Ricky Skaggs, Mountain Heart, Sierra Hull, Dailey and Vincent, the Steel Drivers and others. He appeared on CBS with Keith Urban, ABC with Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs and Kix Brooks and Good Morning America. He has worked with Sierra Hull, Ricky Skaggs, Tim O'Brien, Jim Lauderdale, Mountain Heart, The Steeldrivers, Scott Muhlvahill, Vicki Vaughan, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Ronnie Bowman, High Valley, David Grier Band, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Joe Diffie, Brad Folk, Peter Rowan, Chris Henry, the Mashville Brigade, The Dillards and East Nash Grass among many others. You can hear his banjo playing on many albums being played on bluegrass/country radio today. In 2014 he won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s ‘Momentum Award‘ for Instrumentalist of the Year.
East Nash Grass
His band East Nash Grass is a supergroup of sorts... a supergroup of young side players for some of the most notable names in bluegrass. The lineup includes bassist Jeff Picker (Ricky Skaggs, Sarah Jarosz, Nickel Creek), Harry Clark on mandolin (The Dan Tyminski Band, The Wooks) who received IBMA's Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year Award last September, vocalist James Kee (longtime host of the American Legion's Bluegrass Wednesdays), dobro player Gaven Largent (Dailey & Vincent, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper) and fiddle player Maddie Denton (2016 Grand Master Fiddle Champion + State Champion of 14 States.)