|Origin||Puryear, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Associated acts||Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, James Stroud|
Byron Gallimore (born in Puryear, Tennessee) is an American record producer known for his work in the field of country music. He has worked with artists such as Sugarland, Lee Ann Womack, Jo Dee Messina, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, whose 1999 album Breathe won him the Grammy Award for Best Country Album.
Byron Gallimore was born in Puryear, Tennessee. He first moved to Nashville in 1980 after winning $10,000 in a songwriting contest called the Music City Song Festival. The song with which he won that competition, "No Ordinary Woman," was released as a single that year on the Little Giant record label, peaking at number 93 on the Billboard country singles charts.
Gallimore later worked as a demo singer. After producer James Stroud heard Gallimore's demos, he mentored Gallimore and encouraged him to become a record producer as well. Among the first acts that Gallimore produced was Tim McGraw.
Gallimore co-produced Faith Hill's 1999 album Breathe, which won him and co-producer Dann Huff the Grammy Award for Best Country Album in 2000. He was also named by Billboard as Producer of the Year in 2000, 2001 and 2002, with those years also including work on albums by Phil Vassar and Jessica Andrews.
In 2006, Gallimore and McGraw launched a record label called StyleSonic Records. This label's first release was the soundtrack to the film Flicka, in which McGraw starred.Halfway to Hazard and Lori McKenna have also released an album each on the label.
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