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Brent Rowan (born May 28, 1956 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American session musician and record producer who works primarily in country music. Active since the 1970s, Rowan began working with John Conlee through the recommendation of record producer Bud Logan. Rowan first played on Conlee's "Friday Night Blues", and later became the only guitarist for Conlee's recordings.[1]

Brent Rowan
Born (1956-05-28) May 28, 1956 (age 63)
Waxahachie, Texas
OriginNashville, Tennessee
Occupation(s)Session musician
Record producer
Years active1980-present
Associated actsJohn Conlee

He also played guitar for Alabama, Alan Jackson, Chris LeDoux, Clay Walker, Confederate Railroad, and others.[2] In 1989, Rowan was awarded Guitarist of the Year by Academy of Country Music.[3]

Rowan produced Joe Nichols' Man with a Memory.[4] He has also produced for McHayes, Julie Roberts, and Blake Shelton.[5]

Selected discographyEdit

Year Artist/Band Album Contribution RIAA Certification
1990 Mark Chesnutt Too Cold At Home Acoustic and Electric Guitar Platinum[6]
1991 Tanya Tucker What Do I Do With Me Electric Guitar Platinum [7]


  1. ^ Seida, Linda. "Brent Rowan biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Biography". Brent Rowan. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  3. ^ Kingsbury, Paul (2004). The encyclopedia of country music: the ultimate guide to the music. p. 461.
  4. ^ Stark, Phyllis (1 February 2003). "Nashville Scene". Billboard: 39.
  5. ^ Childs, Zac (22 December 2009). "Brent Rowan: Nashville Trail Blazer". Vintage Guitar. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  7. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2019-02-21.