Percussionist Tom Roady died on Sunday, Nov. 27 at age 62.  Noted for his inventive use of many kinds of drums and percussion instruments, as well as his upbeat personality, Tom Roady can be heard on albums by Emmylou Harris, Kenny Chesney, The Dixie Chicks, Tom T. Hall, Joan Baez, Art Garfunkel, Bob Seger, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, James Brown, Bobby Womack, Etta James and Mavis Staples, Michael McDonald, Pure Prairie League, The Sanford Townsend Band, Delbert McClinton, Tom Jones, Donovan, Roy Orbison, Dr. Hook, Tony Orlando, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Grascals, New Grass Revival, Larry Cordle, Ronnie Bowman, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, Maura O’Connell, Darrell Scott, Robert Lee Castleman, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Martina McBride, Pam Tillis, K.T. Oslin, Hank Williams Jr., Lee Ann Womack, Crystal Gayle, Clay Walker, Steve Wariner, Lonestar, Tanya Tucker, Alabama, Wynonna, Brooks & Dunn, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea, Ronnie Milsap, Tammy Wynette, Sara Evans, Jamey Johnson and Dan Seals.  He also taught numerous percussion clinics and master classes as well as performing in past Musicians Hall of Fame Award Shows.  He is survived by his wife Melanie.