January 2016 marks Michael Knox‘s 25th year working in the country music industry.
Knox is most noted for his production work with country superstar Jason Aldean. He celebrates 17 No. 1s, over 27 million singles and 12 million albums sold during his career. Knox’s production credits have also extended to Thomas Rhett, Trace Adkins, Kelly Clarkson, Ludacris, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, the hit TV series Nashville as well as the late, great Buddy Knox, who is also his father.
In 2011, Michael Knox was awarded the CMA Award for producer of Album of the Year, My Kinda Party (Aldean).
He has also earned three ACM Awards during his career, including two in 2012 for ACM Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (Aldean/Kelly Clarkson) and one in 2013 for ACM Musical Event of the Year “The Only Way I Know” (Aldean/Bryan/Church).
Knox now serves as Vice President for peermusic Nashville while managing singer, songwriterMichael Tyler through his production/management company, Music Knox. He also serves on the ACM Board of Directors, CMA Board of Directors and GRAMMY® Special Committees.
Knox’s resume includes opening Nashville’s first song plugging company, Hit Pluggers, and leaving his stamp on more than 150 million records as Warner/Chappell’s VP responsible for writer and artist development (1992-2002).
MusicRow congratulates Knox on his impressive 25 years in the music industry and looks forward to reporting his continued successes.