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The Chris McHugh model CM-1 is a powerhouse of a stick and is built to make your presence felt at every performance. The CM-1 is constructed of white hickory and features a quick taper with a bullet-shaped bead. These attributes create a stick that feels like an extension of your body and gives you complete control over every aspect of your playing. 


  • White Hickory
  • Length: 16 1/8"
  • Diameter: .625"
  • Quick Taper
  • Bullet-Shaped bead

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Chris McHugh

Nashville Studio

Chris McHugh is one of the most sought-after drummers in the Nashville recording scene.  His playing can be heard on thousands of recordings dating back to the mid-1980s.  He has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Michael Bolton, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, LeAnn Rimes, Wynonna Judd, Brooks & Dunn, Sara Evans, Reba McIntire, Faith Hill, Kenny Rogers, Jars of Clay, Peter Cetera, Trace Adkins, Jewel, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Lionel Richie, Amy Grant, Olivia Newton-John, and countless others.

Currently, Chris McHugh is the touring drummer and musical director for the 4-time GRAMMY Award winning Country superstar, Keith Urban, with whom he has been playing since the late 1990s.

Chris McHugh recently sat down with Innovative Percussion to discuss playing with Keith Urban, the design of his CM-1 Signature Model, and why he plays IP!

Chris McHugh demonstrates and explains the design concepts of the KDB-1 Kick Drum Beater from Innovative Percussion.

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