Doug Johnson (record producer)

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Doug Johnson
Born Swainsboro, Georgia
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupations Songwriter, record producer
Years active early 1980s-present
Associated acts Doug Stone, Gibson/Miller Band

Doug Johnson (born in Swainsboro, Georgia[1]) is an American record producer and songwriter. He began in the 1970s working as an engineer and mixer for the Lowery Group.[2] His first production credit was for The Burch Sisters, an act which signed with Mercury Nashville in 1988. A year later, Johnson helped Doug Stone secure a contract with Epic Records. While at Epic, Johnson became the vice president of A&R, helping the label to sign Patty Loveless while producing for Ty Herndon, John Michael Montgomery, and others.[1] Johnson also assembled the members of the Gibson/Miller Band, which recorded two albums for Epic.[3] He was promoted to senior vice president of the label in 1994, then moved to Giant Records in 1997, becoming president of that label.[2] Johnson also produces and co-writes for Lee Brice.[4]

Johnson has also written over 40 songs, including Randy Travis's "Three Wooden Crosses", which won the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Song of the Year award.[2]