Behind the Boards: Nashville: The Studio Stories Behind Country Music's Greatest Hits! 2nd Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1733025102
ISBN-10: 1733025103
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"Author Jake Brown is a prolific sharer of behind-the-scenes stories. For his 50th book, Behind the Boards: Nashville, he goes into the control room with 30 of country music's top producers to share intimate stories behind the hits." - PARADE Magazine

"A new Jake Brown book, Behind the Boards: Nashville…goes deep." – Country Music Television (CMT)

"The latest project by author Jake Brown, invites readers inside for front row, first-hand conversations with 30 of Country music's most successful and legendary record producers of the past 50 years." - American Songwriter Magazine

“A new book by music biographer Jake Brown takes fans into the recording studio to tell rarely-heard stories of their favorite hits. Collecting thoughts from 30 of Nashville’s top producers like Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Michael Knox, Joey Moi, Buddy Cannon…there’s much more to discover in BEHIND THE BOARDS: NASHVILLE.” –

"A new book Behind the Boards: Nashville by biographer Jake Brown pulls back the curtain on the Music Row hit-making machine and the producers who create the music. The book explores the in-depth relationships between artists and producers while revealing the compelling stories behind some of the biggest hits to come out of Music City.” – Music Row Magazine

"A skilled writer and music biographer, Brown brings the reader into the studio by seamlessly oscillating between narration and interview, weaving together the history and context surrounding these classic recordings with the voices of those who were there, behind the boards. Behind The Boards is a fascinating collection of tales of the technical and human elements behind some of the greatest music of all time." – Mix Magazine

“This book takes us on a journey behind the scenes of the studio as producer and artists work together to create the songs that become a deep part of our lives.” –

About the Author

Award-winning Music biographer Jake Brown has written 50 published books over the past 20 years, featuring many authorized collaborations with some of rock’s biggest artists, including 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart (with Ann and Nancy Wilson), living guitar leg-end Joe Satriani, blues legend Willie Dixon (authorized w/the Estate), country music legends Merle Haggard/Freddy Powers, heavy metal pioneers Motorhead (with Lemmy Kilmister), country rap superstar Big Smo, late hip hop icon Tupac Shakur (with the estate), and many more. Brown is also author of a variety of anthology series including ‘Nash-ville Songwriter’ Vol I and II; ‘Behind the Boards’ Vol. 1 and 2; ‘Be-yond the Beats’ Vol. I and II” and the ‘Hip Hop Hits’ producers’ series among many others. Brown recorded audio books for Blackstone Au-dio, including such titles as “Doctors of Rhythm,” “Beyond the Beats,” “Scientists of Sound” and “Prince in the Studio,” and recently saw his “Beyond the Beats” and Prince books published in Japan. Brown hasalso appeared as the featured biographer of record on Fuse TV’s Live Through This series, Bloomberg TV’s Game Changers series, and in all6-parts of the BET “The Death Row Chronicles” docu-series. In 2012,Brown won the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards inthe category of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.

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