Michael Knox (record producer)

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Michael Knox
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Background information
Born Macon, GA
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Music Producer/Artist Management
Years active 1990s–present
Associated acts Jason Aldean, Michael Tyler, Thomas Rhett, Montgomery Gentry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Eric Church
Website musicknox.com

Michael Knox (born in Macon, GA[1]) is an American record producer.

Knox is best known for discovering Jason Aldean[2] and producing all of his albums.[3] He also helped Crossin Dixon sign to Broken Bow Records, the same label to which Aldean is signed, after a friend of his saw the band perform.[4] Other artists whom he has produced include Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins.[5]

Before working as a producer, Knox was an executive at Warner/Chappell Music.[6] His first production credit was Danni Leigh's 29 Nights.[7] Knox worked as a song plugger.[5]

In 2011, Knox won Album of the Year from the Country Music Association for his production on My Kinda Party.[6]

In 2012, he won two Academy of Country Music awards for Aldean and Kelly Clarkson's "Don't You Wanna Stay".[8]

He also won the Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Event in 2013 for producing "The Only Way I Know" with Aldean, Luke Bryan and Eric Church.[9]


He is the son of Rock 'n' Roll singer Buddy Knox.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Buddy Knox | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal". lubbockonline.com. Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  2. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (2011-04-02). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 10–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ http://www.cmt.com/news/cmt-offstage/1666092/offstage-jason-aldean-was-michael-knoxs-write-off.jhtml
  4. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (23 June 2007). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 69–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  5. ^ a b http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/photos/pdf/2012/countryupdate1112.pdf
  6. ^ a b c http://www.nashville.com/music/2011/09/super-producer-michael-knox-gets-1st-cma-nomination/
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140422232832/http://www.rama-info.com/home/bio2.html. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Producer Michael Knox Wins Two Academy of Country Music Awards - Music News Nashville". Music News Nashville. Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  9. ^ https://www.acmcountry.com/winners