Scott Hendricks

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Scott Hendricks
Born (1956-07-26) July 26, 1956 (age 60)[1]
Origin Clinton, Oklahoma, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Record producer
Years active 1978-present
Associated acts Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Restless Heart

Scott Hendricks (born July 26, 1956) is an American record producer who has worked with several country music artists. He has produced over 94 Top 10s, and 54 Number One hits.[2] Between 1995 and 1997, he was also the president and chief executive officer of Capitol Records Nashville. He now resides at Warner Music Nashville as their senior Vice President of A&R. Acts for whom Hendricks has produced include John Michael Montgomery, Restless Heart, Brooks & Dunn, Trace Adkins and Faith Hill. He has two kids named Keely and Shaye.

Biography[edit]

Scott Hendricks was born in Clinton, Oklahoma.[3] While attending Oklahoma State University, Hendricks met Tim DuBois (who would later become president of Arista Nashville) and Greg Jennings (who would later become a member of the band Restless Heart). Hendricks moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1978, first working as an engineer in a studio owned by Tompall & the Glaser Brothers. His first work as a producer came in 1985, when he and DuBois co-produced Restless Heart's debut album.[3] From there, he continued producing for several other artists, including Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn, Trace Adkins, Faith Hill, John Michael Montgomery, Steve Wariner, Suzy Bogguss and Blake Shelton. During the 1990s, Hendricks co-produced over 30 Number One country hits.[3]

Hendricks and Faith Hill were engaged in February 1995.[4] Hill broke off the engagement in 1996 when she began a relationship with Tim McGraw, whom she married that same year.[5]

By 1996, Hendricks had become the president and CEO of Capitol Records Nashville. There, he worked as a producer for several other country music acts on that label, including Trace Adkins and River Road.

Hendricks exited Capitol in 1997, and later took over as president of Virgin Records' Nashville division from its establishment in 1998 until its dissolution in 2001.[6] Since then, he has returned to his work as a producer. In 2007, Hendricks joined Warner Music Nashville as the senior Vice President of A&R at Warner Music Nashville.

In addition to his A&R duties at Warner Bros., Hendricks’ producing efforts have been instrumental in Blake Shelton’s ascent from mid-level act to bona fide star with six No. 1 singles, including “Hillbilly Bone,” a duet with Trace Adkins which won an ACM Award for Best Collaboration in 2011.

To date, Hendricks has produced a staggering 94 Top 10 hits, with 54 of those hits going all the way to No. 1. In all, he’s spent 83 weeks— over a year and a half—at the top of the chart. The stat that he is most proud of is that he has taken 15 different artists to the top 10, and 10 of who have reached No. 1.

Hendricks rarely contemplates those successes and prefers the credit to go to the artists and songwriters. Nevertheless Music Row insiders and avid readers of liner notes know him well for his participation in a long line of hits, from Restless Heart’s wedding classic “I’ll Still Be Loving You” to the recent Blake Shelton No. 1 hit “God Gave Me You.”[2][7]

Number One Singles[8][edit]

Year Song Artist Chart
2017 A Guy With A Girl Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2016 Came Here To Forget Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2015 Gonna Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2015 Sangria Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2015 Lonely Tonight Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2014 Neon Light Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2014 My Eyes Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2014 Doin' What She Likes Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2013 Mine Would Be You Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2013 Boys 'Round Here Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends  US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2013 Sure Be Cool If You Did Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2012 Over Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2012 Drink On It Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2011 God Gave Me You Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2011 Honey Bee Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2011 Who Are You When I'm Not Looking Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2010 All About Tonight Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2010 Hillbilly Bone Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins US Country Airplay (Billboard)
2009 She Wouldn't Be Gone Blake Shelton US Country Airplay (Billboard)
1997 I Left Something Turned On At Home Trace Adkins Canada Country Tracks (RPM)
1997 (This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing Trace Adkins US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1996 Long As I Live John Michael Montgomery --
1996 Heart's Desire Lee Roy Parnell --
1996 Home Alan Jackson --
1995 I Can Love You Like That John Michael Montgomery US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1995 A Little Bit Of You Lee Roy Parnell --
1995 Little Miss Honky Tonk Brooks & Dunn US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1995 You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone Brooks & Dunn US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1995 Sold John Michael Montgomery US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1995 It Matters To Me Faith Hill US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1994 I'm Holding My Own Lee Roy Parnell --
1994 If You've Got Love John Michael Montgomery US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1994 Piece Of My Heart Faith Hill US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1994 That Ain't No Way To Go Brooks & Dunn US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1994 Be My Baby Tonight John Michael Montgomery US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1994 She's Not The Cheatin' Kind Brooks & Dunn US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1993 Wild One Faith Hill US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1993 Tonight I Climbed The Wall Alan Jackson --
1993 Tender Moment Lee Roy Parnell --
1993 We'll Burn That Bridge Brooks & Dunn US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1993 She Used To Be Mine Brooks & Dunn US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1993 I Swear John Michael Montgomery US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1992 The Tips Of My Fingers Steve Wariner --
1992 Dallas Alan Jackson US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1992 Neon Moon Brooks & Dunn US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1992 Love's Got A Hold On You Alan Jackson US Country Airplay (Billboard)
1992 Boot Scootin' Boogie Brooks & Dunn US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1991 Someday Alan Jackson US Country Airplay (Billboard)
1991 My Next Broken Heart Brooks & Dunn US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1991 Brand New Man Brooks & Dunn US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1991 Don't Rock The Jukebox Alan Jackson US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1990 Wanted Alan Jackson --
1990 Here In The Real World Alan Jackson Canada Country Tracks (RPM)
1990 Chasin' That Neon Rainbow Alan Jackson --
1988 Fast Movin' Train Restless Heart US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1988 Bluest Eyes In Texas Restless Heart US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1988 A Tender Lie Restless Heart US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1988 Wheels Restless Heart US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1987 Why Does It Have To Be Restless Heart US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1987 That Rock Won't Roll Restless Heart US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
1986 I'll Still Be Loving You Restless Heart US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Hoffman (ed.). Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound. p. 973. 
  2. ^ a b Conger, Billy (03/20/14). "Interview with Scott Hendricks, Exec VP of A&R at Warner Music Nashville and Hit Record Producer". Songwriters Universe. Retrieved 2017-05-16.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b c Kingsbury, Paul (2004). The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Sourcebooks, Inc. p. 237. ISBN 9780195176087. 
  4. ^ "Dave's Diary - 21/9/05 - Faith Hill". Nucountry.com.au. Retrieved 2016-11-08. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Nashville Now Virgin Territory With Hendricks". The Hollywood Reporter. 1998-08-12. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  7. ^ "Scott Hendricks | Country Music Producer | Biography". scotthendricks.info. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  8. ^ "Hendricks Celebrates The Big 5-0". MusicRow - Nashville's Music Industry Publication - News, Songs From Music City. 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2017-05-16.