2014 Academy of Country Music "Guitarist of the Year" Rob McNelley never set out to become one of Nashville's top session musicians… but he always planned on being a songwriter. Long before working with artists like Buddy Guy, Jason Aldean, and Lady Antebellum, McNelley was busy making music of his own, carving out a sound influenced by a lifelong love of electric blues, R&B and roadhouse rock & roll.
A great testament to Rob's talent comes from his time touring with Bob Seger. After 20 years without playing "Like A Rock" on tour, Seger credited guitarist Rob McNelley in bringing the song back. "He (McNelley) just killed it. It's a very hard song to bring off on guitar..and he had it cold. I said, "OK, now we can finally do it again."