With over twenty major label cuts, hit songwriter and nationally-touring artist Josh Thompson has recently scored his first No. 1 singles with “I’ll Name The Dogs” (Blake Shelton), “Any Ol’ Barstool” (Jason Aldean) and “Drowns The Whiskey” (Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert). As an artist, he gained traction with his RIAA Gold Certified single “Way Out Here”, as well as “Beer On The Table”.
Mickey Jack Cones is one of the most in-demand producers and engineers, and is now gaining recognition in the publishing community with COR Entertainment. He’s the producer behind eight No. 1 singles, including “Where It’s At” (Dustin Lynch) and “Sunny And 75” (Joe Nichols). As a recording engineer, he has worked on many Jason Aldean albums, including the Grammy-nominated My Kinda Party and Night Train. Cones earned his first No. 1 single as a publisher with Luke Combs’ “When It Rains, It Pours”. He has also recently taken on a lead role in the relaunched indie label, Verge Records, where he will help to leverage ONErpm’s global presence by discovering and signing new talent.
Jaron Boyer is a 2016 SESAC Song of the Year award-winning hit songwriter/producer known for No. 1 songs like “Hell Of A Night” (Dustin Lynch - RIAA Certified Gold), “Somewhere On A Beach” (Dierks Bentley - RIAA Certified Platinum), “Flatliner” (Cole Swindell feat. Dierks Bentley), and “Girl Like You” (Jason Aldean).
Brandon Kinney is a CMA-nominated songwriter best known for co-penning the No. 1 single “Drowns The Whiskey” (Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert), “Boots On” (Randy Houser), "Ain't Always The Cowboy" (Jon Pardi), “Outta My Head” (Craig Campbell) and “Love You Too Late” (Cole Swindell). He has also crafted songs picked up by Willie Nelson, Justin Moore, Chase Rice, Luke Bryan, and more.
2003 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award-winner Neil Thrasher has penned nine No. 1 hit singles, including “Night Train” (Jason Aldean - RIAA Certified Platinum), “There Goes My Life” (Kenny Chesney), “What Do You Say” (Reba McEntire), and “Fast Cars & Freedom” (Rascal Flatts). He has penned songs on Grammy-winning albums including Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope (Reba McEntire) and Unexpected (Jason Crabb).
Jennifer Hanson began as a signed Capitol Records artist with her debut single “Beautiful Goodbye”. Since then, she has transformed into a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer penning hits like “Leave The Pieces” (The Wreckers), “Let Me Down Easy” (Billy Currington) and “Country Strong” (Gwyneth Paltrow - from the 2010 film Country Strong).
Award-winning songwriter Wendell Mobley has had songs at No. 1 for 26 weeks that have sold over 60 million records. Some of his biggest hits include “Tattoos On This Town” (Jason Aldean - Certified Platinum), “There Goes My Life” (Kenny Chesney - RIAA Certified Platinum), “Fast Cars & Freedom” (Rascal Flatts), and “How Country Feels” (Randy Houser).
With 28 No. 1 hit singles and counting, Rhett Akins is the 2018 ACM Songwriter of the Year. Rhett is an award-winning songwriter known for chart-toppers like “It Goes Like This” (Thomas Rhett - RIAA Certified Platinum), “Honey Bee” (Blake Shelton - RIAA Certified Platinum), “Huntin’, Fishin’, And Lovin’ Every Day” (Luke Bryan - RIAA Certified Platinum), “When She Says Baby” (Jason Aldean - RIAA Certified Platinum), and many, many more.
Welcome to the Knox Country Podcast! You'll meet some of the biggest noise makers in Nashville including songwriters, artists, producers, musicians, and music execs all interviewed from the unique perspective of host Michael Knox (award-winning, multi-platinum, hit-music producer).