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Chuck Tilley
Sixwire / Randy Owens / Richard Marx - United States


Originally from Tuscaloosa, AL,  drummer/vocalist Chuck Tilley  graduated from the Univ. of Alabama with a B.A. in Music Administration. He also studied orchestral percussion and jazz drumming with Prof. John Beck and Keith Copeland at the Eastman School of Music. From 1980-86, Chuck served in the 313th U.S. Army Reserve Band.

Since 1988, Chuck has done extensive international touring with acts such as Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Engelbert Humperdinck, and the band Sixwire – which he is a founding member of. The band’s first single “Look at Me Now”, on Warner Brothers Records, received widespread radio airplay and the accompanying video was a top five hit on CMT and GAC networks. At the same time, he has kept a very busy schedule playing not only Grammy and Juno award winning albums, but also movie soundtracks, various TV shows and national jingles – ranging in musical styles from country , hard rock, contemporary blues , and big band jazz.

Chuck can currently be seen backing up the female lead on the hit TV show ‘Nashville,’ and has recently held the drum chair in the house bands for ‘Nashville Star,’ ‘Can You Duet,’ ‘Next Superstar,’ and the CMT Awards.  He has also been on the road with country music legends Alabama in support of their ‘Back To The Bowery Tour.’

In addition to the artists mentioned above, Chuck has toured, recorded and/or performed with: Kenny Rogers, Richard Marx, Jewel, Randy Owen (Alabama) , Edwin McCain, Al Jareau, Delbert McClinton, Bret Michaels, Sara Evans , Phil Vassar , Porter Wagoner, Brenda Lee , among many others. He has also worked with such notable producers as Dann Huff, Mark Bright, Paul Worley, James Stroud, Tim DuBois, and Mervyn Warren.. Chuck’s hobbies include: Karate (Black belt rank), softball, coaching Little League and deep sea fishing. He lives near Nashville with his wife and children.


Chuck Tilley Music

Equipment Configuration

BRP Masters Series
Platinum Mist
22x18 bass drum
12x8 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
14x5.5 snare drum
14x6.5 Steve Ferrone Signature snare drum
14x6.5 MMX snare w/ Hooker Red Sparkle Wrap

B1000 boom stand x 5
P122TW double pedal
S1000 snare stand
H1000 hi-hat stand
D1000 throne
TH1000S short tom holder
AX20 adapter