Cory grew up about 45 minutes outside of Tampa, Florida, in a town called Lithia, but he now calls Nashville home. After receiving a business degree from Middle Tennessee State University, he more heavily focused on his career in banjo music. He won the 2014 IBMA Momentum Award for “Instrumentalist of the Year.”
He has shared the stage/studio with countless greats in music, has opened the CMA Fan Fest with his brother Jarrod Walker at Bridgestone Arena, played the Grand Ole Opry dozens of times, appeared on CBS with Keith Urban, ABC with Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs and Kix Brooks as well as Good Morning America. He has worked with Sierra Hull, Ricky Skaggs, Tim O’Brien, Joe Diffie, Mountain Heart, Dailey and Vincent, The Dillards, The Jason Carter Band, Jim Lauderdale, The Steeldrivers, Ronnie Bowman and the David Grier Band among many others. He has toured all over the USA, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, The West Bank, Israel, Micronesia, Czechia, Japan, and more. You can hear his banjo playing on many albums that appear on bluegrass and country radio today.
His debut solo record, School Project came out September 8th, 2023 on Mountain Fever Records.