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Monte Pittman

Songwriter - "Easy Ride," "It's So Cool," "The Banishment"

Songwriter - "Easy Ride," "It's So Cool," "The Banishment"

Raised in Longview, TX, Monte Pittman moved to LA at 24 and he worked at a local Guitar Center. Realizing he was better at teaching than selling, he left to start providing guitar lessons. His  third student was British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, who had just received a guitar from his girlfriend, Madonna. Monte her guitar teacher too. A month later, Monte was invited to join Madonna on stage at the Late Show with David Letterman. He has since supported her on five world tours, starting with 2001’s Drowned World Tour, and shares writing credits on a number of her songs.  Monte has also played guitar and bass for industrial rock band Prong, and is credited with co-writing songs on 2003’s Scorpio Rising and co-writing/co-producing 2007’s Power of the Damager. Monte has also been the lead guitarist and music director for Adam Lambert, and toured on the Glam Nation Tour in 2010.  In November 2009, Monte released his debut acoustic album, The Deepest Dark, which skyrocketed to No. 1 on CDBaby.com’s Best-Selling Acoustic Albums list, and No. 9 in the Top 10 Best-Selling CDs. Following a Kickstarter campaign, which raised $65,500, he released 2011’s Pain, Love & Destiny, which in its first week made it to No. 1 Rock Album, No. 1 Pop Album, and onto the Top 10 Albums chart. It also cracked iTunes’ Top 200 within its first week. In 2012, Pittman performed at the 2012 Super Bowl alongside Madonna. He has been honored with a Career Achievement Award from the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards, and was nominated by the Los Angeles Music Awards for Best Male Singer/Songwriter; for Best Modern Rock Album and Best Independent Album by Melodic.net. He is currently gearing up to release Part 1 of his next album, M.P.3: The Power Of Three.