Doug Johnson (record producer)

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Doug Johnson
Born Swainsboro, Georgia
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupation(s) 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miller, Z. (1996). They Heard Georgia Singing. Mercer University Press. p. 165. ISBN 9780865545045. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  3. ^ Kingsbury, P. (1998). The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music. Oxford University Press. p. 200. ISBN 9780199840441. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  4. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 58. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2015-06-24.