2022 MusicRow Awards Class Profile: Producer Of The Yr

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Following the announcement of this 12 months’s nominees for the thirty fourth annual MusicRow Awards, we take a more in-depth take a look at the Producer of the Yr class. This visionary class of nominees created up a few of nation music’s most progressive initiatives in the course of the eligibility interval of June 1, 2021 to Might 31, 2022.

The winners of this 12 months’s honors will probably be introduced on-line on all MusicRow platforms on Tuesday, August 30. Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 MusicRow Awards is Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution.

Click on right here to see the total listing of MusicRow Awards nominees.

Winners are decided solely by MusicRow Journal subscribed members. Voting is now open and closes on July 29 at 5:00 p.m.

To obtain a poll to vote within the MusicRow Awards, turn out to be a MusicRow member right here.


Zach Crowell lent his manufacturing expertise to Cole Swindell’s eleventh profession No. 1 “By no means Say By no means” with Lainey Wilson, in addition to buzzy singles from Chris Janson (“Bye Mother,” “Keys To The Nation”), and Conner Smith (“I Hate Alabama,” “Be taught From It”). He co-produced Dustin Lynch’s record-breaking, six-week No. 1 with MacKenzie Porter, “Pondering ‘Bout You,” in addition to the remainder of Lynch’s 2022 album, Blue In The Sky. Crowell is at present racing up the charts with Swindell’s scorching new single “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” which pays homage to Jo Dee Messina’s 1996 hit, “Heads Carolina, Tails California.” That is Crowell’s second time being nominated within the Producer of the Yr class on the MusicRow Awards.

Dann Huff, a five-time winner within the Producer of the Yr class, produced hits from Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, and Girl A this 12 months. Alongside Rhett and different co-producers, Huff helmed Rhett’s 2021 album Nation Once more: Facet A (containing the hits “What’s Your Nation Music” and “Nation Once more”) in addition to Rhett’s 2022 album The place We Began (containing “Gradual Down Summer time.”) For Girl A, Huff produced their eighth studio album What A Music Can Do, together with the title monitor single and “Like A Girl.” Huff additionally produced Artist of the Yr nominee Brown’s latest string of hits, equivalent to “Worldwide Stunning,” “One Mississippi,” and “Like I Love Nation Music.” Further latest manufacturing credit for Huff embody initiatives for Catie Offerman, Dillon Carmichael, Laci Kaye Sales space, Morgan Evans, and Runaway June.

Jay Joyce produced a wide range of initiatives for Eric Church, Lainey Wilson, Brothers Osborne, Chase Rice, Gary Allan, Charlie Worsham, LANCO and extra this 12 months. Church rode the wave of his extremely profitable, Joyce-produced triple album, Coronary heart & Soul, which was launched originally of 2021 and generated hits equivalent to “Hell Of A View,” “Coronary heart On Hearth,” and the rising “Doing Life With Me.” Joyce lent his skills to Breakthrough Artist nominee Wilson for her breakout album Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, together with her first chart-topper “Issues A Man Oughta Know.” His work with Brothers Osborne could be heard on their Grammy-nominated album Skeletons, together with “All Night time” and “I’m Not for Everybody.” Joyce is a two-time winner within the Producer of the Yr class.

Shane McAnally‘s manufacturing skills, in addition to songwriting prowess, have been heard on a number of large initiatives this 12 months. He co-produced tracks on Walker Hayes’ Nation Stuff EP and album, together with the blockbuster hit “Fancy Like,” and its comply with up chart-burner “AA.” McAnally additionally labored alongside fellow Male Songwriter of the Yr nominee Josh Osborne to provide Carly Pearce’s critically-acclaimed 29: Written In Stone, which boasts songs equivalent to “Subsequent Lady,” “By no means Wished To Be That Lady” with Ashley McBryde and her rising “What He Didn’t Do.” McAnally’s manufacturing credit this 12 months additionally embody music for Previous Dominion, Midland, Kylie Morgan, and Tigirlily.

Joey Moi produced Morgan Wallen’s titanic Harmful: The Double Album, which topped Billboard‘s all-genre year-end albums chart on the finish of 2021 with 4.1 million items bought. The undertaking additionally took house Album Of The Yr on the 2021 ACM Awards, and spawned a number of No. 1 songs. Moi additionally solely produced Breakthrough Artist Of The Yr nominee ERNEST’s debut album, Flower Outlets (The Album), together with the title monitor that’s rising on the charts. Different initiatives Moi produced this 12 months embody HARDY’s Hixtape: Vol. 2, Jake Owen’s ninth No. 1 “Made For You,” and music for Lily Rose, MacKenzie Porter, Sean Stemaly and Larry Fleet.

Jon Randall was concerned in a number of initiatives this previous 12 months, as a songwriter, artist and producer. He produced Miranda Lambert’s eighth solo album Palomino alongside Lambert and Luke Dick. The undertaking spawned the hit “If I Was a Cowboy” and the rising single “Unusual,” in addition to fan-favorite “Actin’ Up.” Randall and Lambert teamed with Jack Ingram on the Grammy-nominated undertaking The Marfa Tapes, sharing manufacturing credit. Randall additionally produced Parker McCollum’s main label debut Gold Chain Cowboy, which incorporates McCollum’s first and second No. 1 songs, “Fairly Coronary heart” and “To Be Beloved By You.” He additionally produced Chase Bryant’s debut album Upbringing. Randall launched his first solo album in 15 years, a self-titled undertaking, in mid-September.

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