John Bohlinger is a Nashville guitar-slinger best know for his work in television. John lead the band for six season of NBC's hit program "Nashville Star" as well as the 2009 through 2016 CMT Music Awards, CMT Larry the Cable Guy Christmas Special, the GAC Network's "Next GAC Star", and several PBS specials including "The Outlaw Trail" and "Legends and Lyrics". The consummate Nashville sideman, John has accompanied Sheryl Crow, Lee Brice, Miranda Lambert, Joe Walsh, Little Big Town, Jordin Sparks, Kris Allen, Bret Michaels of Poison, Sara Evans, Leann Rimes, Chris Young, Tanya Tucker, Trace Adkins, Hank Williams Jr, Kenny Rogers, The Beach Boys, Alabama, Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues and many others. A versatile multi instrumentalist, John has recorded master sessions on electric and acoustic guitars, bass, pedal steel and mandolin.
John's songs have been recorded by many artist including Joe Walsh, Chrissie Hynde, and Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart. John's musical compositions can also be heard in several major motion pictures and over two hundred television spots.
John writes a monthly column entitled "Last Call" for Premiere Guitar Magazine about the life of a Nashville touring musician. John is also Premiere Guitar's on line Rig Rundown host and demo dude.
John is also a writer and co-editor of A GUITAR AND A PEN, Stories by Country Music's Greatest Songwriter, published by Center Street, a division of Hachette Book Group.