Bradley Ackerman (born August 20, 1986) is an American musician / actor best known as the drummer of season 8 American Idol winner Kris Allen.
Bradley is a Nashville / Los Angeles based professional drummer / actor / touring professional who has played and/or toured in several different facets with Artists such as Kris Allen (American Idol: Season 8 Winner), Danny Gokey (Award winning CCM Artist), Tasji Bachman, Jessica Mack (CMT's Music City), Adam Hambrick, Rob Vischer, Eli Young Band, Lexi Lauren and Luke Bryan. Originally from Dayton, OH; Bradley moved to Nashville in 2009 to explore and pursue his career, both creatively and professionally. With a passion for music at a young age, Bradley began playing drums at the age of 7, where at the age of 10 he began playing in small hometown bands and in churches throughout central Ohio. After being in Nashville for a few years, he took his first gig in 2014, joining the band of Kris Allen (American Idol season 8 winner). Along with the artists he has played with, Bradley has opened for and shared stages with artists such as Cheryl Crow, Boyce Avenue, Chris Lane, Barenaked Ladies, Sister Hazel, High Valley, Josh Turner, Ben Rector, Phillip Phillips, Drew Holcomb, For King and Country, and the Sidewalk Prophets.