Bruce Hornsby is a musical wunderkind. The ever-restless and adventurous singer-pianist-composer and bandleader has tapped nearly every style of American popular music—folk, rock, jazz, bluegrass, classical, blues, and even electronica. He performed with the Grateful Dead from 1990 to 1995 and has collaborated with Sting, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Wayne Shorter, Don Henley, Ricky Skaggs, and Béla Fleck. Says Hornsby, “It’s always been about staying inspired and broadening my reach.”
“The Way It Is,” the title track of Hornsby’s 1986 debut album, became the most-played song on American radio in 1987 and won ASCAP’s Song of the Year award. He has sold 11 million albums and racked up 13 Grammy nominations, winning three.
Hornsby makes his first appearance at the NCMA with his longtime bandmates the Noisemakers.