Paul Leim

Paul Leim, born on December 29, 1950 in Troup, Texas, is an American drummer best known for being one of the top call session musicians in Nashville, TN.

Few other musicians have so successfully bridged the gap between records, motion pictures, live performance and television as Paul Leim
The world over, Paul has performed for a seemingly endless list of top artists, composers and producers including John Williams, Doc Severinsen, The Berlin Orchestra, The London Symphony, The Boston Pops, Tom Jones, Randy Travis, Peter Cetera, Neil Diamond, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and “ELVIS, The Concert” with the “TCB Band”.

Motion picture and TV credits include, "Star Wars “Return of the Jedi”, "The River", “Tank”, “The Legend of DB Cooper”, and “Dirty Dancing”. Episodic television series and specials include ‘Wonder Woman”, Knight Rider, Dukes of Hazzard, three “Elvis” mini-series, "Fall Guy", "Spencer for Hire", "The Tonight Show", "Growing Pains", “Battlestar Glactica”, “Barbara Mandrel and the Mandrel Sisters”, and "Dolly". He has performed on “The Grammy Awards”, eight years on Dick Clark’s "American Music Awards", 4 years with the “Academy of Country Music Awards”, and the perennial “Grand Ole Opry”.

Gold and Platinum album credits include, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Peter Cetera, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis, Michael W. Smith, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, PUR, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Chestnut, Lyle Lovett, Sandi Patti, Amy Grant, Colin Raye, Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Bob Seger and Kenny Chesney.

Eight time Academy of Country Music drummer of the year Nominee, multiple winner of Nashville Music Award, “Drummer/Percussionist”, and Nashville Music Row Magazine’s “Top 10 Music All Stars” award winner. Most recently he is winner of “Drum Magazine” Drummie of the Year, (Country Category) 4 Years in a Row and Modern Drummer Magazine “Reader’s Poll”, Drummer of the Year, (Country Category) for an Eighth year in a Row (2001 – 2008).

Paul Leim endorses Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and Vic Firth Drum Drumsticks.