D.J. Fontana, W.S.Holland, Richie Albright Receive Legends Series Award

Nashville honor set for local drummer
John Andrew Prime, jprime@gannett.com 2:27 p.m. CDT July 9, 2015

D.J. Fontana

D.J. Fontana

D.J. Fontana, a Shreveporter and one of the rock world’s legendary drummers, will be honored in Nashville this weekend.

Fontana, who was drummer for rock legend Elvis Presley during the singer’s pioneer years, will be honored Saturday with the Church’s Chicken Legends Series Award.

Fontana will be one of three top drummers honored at the Music City Center during the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants)/World’s Fastest Drummer World Finals. Those drummers are W.S. Holland, who played with Johnny Cash, and Richie Albright, who worked with Waylon Jennings.

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