BRENT MASON (Nominated for Musician of the Year.)
Brent Mason is one of the most in-demand guitarists in Country Music. Growing up in a musical family, Mason taught himself how to play guitar starting at age 5. After graduating from high school in 1981, Mason moved to Nashville to pursue music full-time. He landed a regular gig at the Stage Coach Lounge where one night Country Music Hall of Fame member Chet Atkins was in the audience. Atkins invited Mason to play on his album, Stay Tuned, and news of Mason's talent spread throughout Music City. Mason has played on albums for Montgomery Gentry, Alan Jackson, The Mavericks, Trisha Yearwood and many more. He's also written numerous instrumental pieces for television and radio programs and performed guitar on tracks used in commercials. Nominated 12 times for CMA Musician of the Year, Mason took home the trophy in 1997 and 1998. Responding to requests to learn his techniques, Mason produced his own instruction video, "Brent Mason's Nashville Chops & Western Swing Guitar." In 1997, Mason released an instrumental album, Hot Wired.
1997 Musician of the Year
1998 Musician of the Year
(Bio and Award Listing courtesy the Country Music Association)