Closing out our series on the creative community, this week we survey top record producers for their thoughts on Country radio and its influence on their work. “I grew up in Nashville and, every morning on the way to school, my dad listened to Gerry House,” says Nathan Chapman, whose credits include Taylor Swift, The Band Perry and Shania Twain.
Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Montgomery Gentry, Rachel Farley) also grew up in the Nashville area. “I love radio,” he says. “I used to watch Ralph Emery in the mornings and listen to radio on the way to school. Country, usually, or Top 40 if my cousin was driving. I grew up in Ashland City, and we only got two stations out there.”
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