April 06, 2012

Michael Knox Takes Home Two ACM Awards

Michael Knox

Michael Knox

Award-winning producer and ASCAP member Michael Knox has two more accolades to add to his 20-year career. At the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Knox took home honors for Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson's "Don't You Wanna Stay," which he produced as part of Aldean’s My Kinda Party.

Knox recently made a jump on Billboard’s list of Top Music Producers for 2011, claiming the #2 spot, up from #3 last year. This year has proven to be a landmark one for Knox, having won a CMA Award for Album of The Year and four of his projects earning Grammy nominations, including Country Album of the Year.

Though Knox is most noted for his production work with country superstar Jason Aldean, he has many production credits to his name including Trace Adkins, Kelly Clarkson (collaboration on “Don’t You Wanna Stay”), Bush Hawg, Ludacris (collaboration on “Dirt Road Anthem”), Montgomery Gentry, Randy Owen, Rachel Farley, Josh Thompson, Frankie Ballard, Hank Williams Jr., Brother Trouble and Chuck Wicks, among others. He has produced eight #1 career singles for Jason Aldean, including "Big Green Tractor," "She's Country," “Dirt Road Anthem," "Don't You Wanna Stay" and "Tattoos on this Town."

In addition to his production work, Knox manages Sony/RCA recording artists Bush Hawg and Average Joe's Entertainment recording artist Rachel Farley, and serves as Senior Creative Director for peermusic Group in Nashville.