If you’re a country artist already in the heart of music city, you won’t have to look far to find a stellar producer. Below is a list of producers in the greater Nashville area who have a wide variety of experience levels so you can find the right fit for your project, whether you’re a veteran with a large budget or an indie artist looking for a choice who’s both qualified and affordable.
1. Seth Mosley
Mosely has two GRAMMYs and fifteen years of releasing wildly popular albums and hit songs in country, Christian, and more genres under his belt. Seth is an established producer and songwriter with a home base in Franklin. You can contact him through his self-started recording and production studio, Full Circle Music.
2. Samantha Boone
Member of Full Circle Music’s online Song Chaser community Samantha Boone is a songwriter, producer, audio engineer, and spoken word artist who is passionate about creating music that reflects an artist’s brand and has potential for sync placement! Boone works with artists in the country, pop, rock, and spoken word genres, plus she has written for film and TV. She does not live in Nashville, but is nearby and visits town periodically. You can reach out to her through her online portfolio.
3. Nathan Chapman
Having worked with artists like Taylor Swift and The Band Perry, won three GRAMMYs, and written songs that were cut by some of the biggest artists in the industry, no one can question Chapman’s sensational skills. If you are looking to produce a radio hit, then Chapman has a wealth of experience to draw upon and offer. You can contact him here.
4. Jerry Salley
Salley is an established authority in his field, nominated for a GRAMMY in 2020 for production on the album Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout. Well-versed in country, bluegrass, and gospel music, he’s found success in Nashville’s music scene since 1982. Salley is well-known and backed by industry professionals like multi-GRAMMY producer Carl Jackson! See more about Salley on his website here.
5. Ken Royster
As a sound mixer, recording and sound engineer, songwriter, vocal coach, and Emmy Award-winning producer, Royster has the expertise and skill set to bring your artistic vision to life! You can find out more about him and his work at Direct Image Studios.
6. Kris Bradley
Bradley has multiple sync placements and an impressive history of successes, including in her work with Warner/Chappell Music. She is not only a producer, but an educator, offering free resources and paid coaching services on music production. She also offers multiple backing tracks that are available for purchase on her website.
7. Shane McAnally
Many country greats, from Kacey Musgraves to Kelly Clarkson, have partnered with this producer, artist, and songwriter to make 40+ chart-topping hits. He also holds three GRAMMYs and has been named Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Country Music Awards three times. Learn more about his professional services in producing, publishing, management, and artist development through SMACKSongs here.
8. Tamara Saviano
As a GRAMMY-winner, author, editor, journalist, music business consultant, PR agent, and creative leadership coach, this Nashville country producer wears many hats! She has produced several tribute albums, all of which can be found on her website.
Now that you know some of the top country producers in Nashville, you should have a great place to start for your next project! Even if the first producer you work with is not the right one for the rest of your albums, you will surely learn and grow from working with some of the industry’s finest professionals.