Brent Rowan

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Brent Rowan
Born (1956-05-28) May 28, 1956 (age 61)
Waxahachie, Texas
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Session musician
Record producer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1980-present
Associated acts John Conlee

Brent Rowan (born May 28, 1956 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American session musician and record producer who works primarily in country music. Active since the 1970s, Rowan began working with John Conlee through the recommendation of record producer Bud Logan. Rowan first played on Conlee's "Friday Night Blues", and later became the only guitarist for Conlee's recordings.[1]

He also played guitar for Alabama, Alan Jackson, Chris LeDoux, Clay Walker, Confederate Railroad, and others.[2] In 1989, Rowan was awarded Guitarist of the Year by Academy of Country Music.[3]

Rowan produced Joe Nichols' Man with a Memory.[4] He has also produced for McHayes, Julie Roberts, and Blake Shelton.[5]


  1. ^ Seida, Linda. "Brent Rowan biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Biography". Brent Rowan. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Kingsbury, Paul (2004). The encyclopedia of country music: the ultimate guide to the music. p. 461. 
  4. ^ Stark, Phyllis (1 February 2003). "Nashville Scene". Billboard: 39. 
  5. ^ Childs, Zac (22 December 2009). "Brent Rowan: Nashville Trail Blazer". Vintage Guitar. Retrieved 6 March 2012.