Harrison Yount is a Texas born and raised pedal steel guitar player touring full-time with Cody Johnson. He first started playing musical instruments when he was 12 years old. Before playing pedal steel, he grew up a drummer and trombone player.
Harrison’s interest in the pedal steel guitar began several years ago while attending an Asleep At The Wheel concert where he heard a steel guitar for the first time. Captivated by the sound, it became Harrison’s driving musical passion. Years later, Harrison visited the music scene in Nashville and his passion for playing the pedal steel guitar grew even stronger. During that trip, he had the opportunity to see Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers. After the performance, he visited with some of the members of the group including Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, Ranger Doug, and most importantly, steel guitar legend, Paul Franklin. The visit with Paul was further inspiration for Harrison and the following day he was in what is now Steel Guitars of Nashville purchasing his first pedal steel guitar.
Afterwards, Harrison spent his time honing his skill playing with various bands and recording with local artists in Austin, Texas where he formerly resided. Harrison relocated to Nashville in May 2015 where he was quickly recruited by multiple bands both locally and across the country for touring and recording work. 6 months after moving to music city, he was hired by Grammy-winning artist Kacey Musgraves.
Harrison toured with Musgraves for the entirety of 2016. During his time with Musgraves he opened for artists such as George Strait, Chris Stapleton, and Tim McGraw among many others. He also performed in several famous venues such as The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, The Greek Theatre, The O2 arena in London, The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and Billy Bob’s in Ft. Worth. He played in 7 different countries and also performed on several national television shows including Good Morning America, The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Late Night: Seth Meyers, The Colbert Report and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Harrison left the tour at the end of 2016 after Musgraves’ New Year’s Eve show at The Grand Ole Opry.
Harrison and his wife left Nashville behind and returned to Texas at the beginning of 2017. For the following year and a half, Harrison spent the majority of his time playing with Coffey Anderson, Case Hardin, Kyle Park, and Six Sanchez. He also recorded on the record “Faith In The Water” by the Texas Red Dirt Choir which consisted of artists such as Josh Abbott, Bri Bagwell, Ray Benson, Jason Boland, Wade Bowen, Roger Creager, Deryl Dodd, Kevin Fowler, Jack Ingram, Cody Johnson, Pat Green, Cory Morrow, Kyle Park, Koe Wetzel and many others.
In July of 2018 Harrison was hired by Cody Johnson who he now tours with full-time.
Keep an eye on his Calendar page to see where he will be playing!