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Michael Knox[1] is an American music producer and artist manager.

Michael Knox
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Background information
BornMacon, Georgia, United States
Occupation(s)Music producer
Artist management
Years active1990s–present
Associated actsJason Aldean, Michael Tyler, Thomas Rhett, Montgomery Gentry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Eric Church

The Macon, Georgia-born Knox, son of rock and roll singer Buddy Knox,[2] is best known for discovering Jason Aldean[3] and producing all of his albums.[4]

He helped Crossin Dixon sign to Broken Bow Records, the same label to which Aldean is signed, after a friend of his saw the band perform.[5] Other artists whom he has produced include Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins.[6]

Before working as a producer, Knox was an executive at Warner/Chappell Music.[2] His first production credit was Danni Leigh's "29 Nights".[7] Knox worked as a song plugger.[6] In 2011, Knox won Album of the Year from the Country Music Association for his production on My Kinda Party.[2]

In 2012, he won two Academy of Country Music awards for Aldean and Kelly Clarkson's "Don't You Wanna Stay".[8] He won the Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Event in 2013 for producing "The Only Way I Know", with Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Eric Church.[9]

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  1. ^ "Buddy Knox profile". Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  2. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-26. Retrieved 2015-08-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (2011-04-02). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 10–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ "OFFSTAGE: Jason Aldean Was Michael Knox's Write Off". Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  5. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (June 23, 2007). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 69–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  6. ^ a b Profile,; accessed October 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "29 Nights". Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  8. ^ "Producer Michael Knox Wins Two Academy of Country Music Awards". Music News Nashville. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  9. ^ "Winners". Academy of Country Music. Retrieved 16 October 2017.