Brent Rowan

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Brent Rowan
Born (1956-05-28) May 28, 1956 (age 67)
Waxahachie, Texas
OriginNashville, Tennessee
Occupation(s)Session musician
Record producer
Years active1980–present

Brent Rowan (born May 28, 1956, in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American session musician and record producer who works primarily in country music. Active since the 1970s, Rowan began working with John Conlee through the recommendation of record producer Bud Logan. Rowan first played on Conlee's "Friday Night Blues", and later became the only guitarist for Conlee's recordings.[1]

He also played guitar for Alabama, Alan Jackson, Chris LeDoux, Clay Walker, Confederate Railroad, and others.[2] In 1989, Rowan was awarded Guitarist of the Year by Academy of Country Music.[3]

Rowan produced Joe Nichols' Man with a Memory.[4] He has also produced for McHayes, Julie Roberts, and Blake Shelton.[5]

Selected discography[edit]

Year Artist/Band Album Contribution RIAA Certification
1984 Deborah Allen Let Me Be the First Electric Guitar
1987 K.T. Oslin 80's Ladies Acoustic & Electric Guitar
1990 Mark Chesnutt Too Cold At Home Acoustic and Electric Guitar Platinum[6]
1991 Tanya Tucker What Do I Do With Me Electric Guitar Platinum[7]
1992 Chris LeDoux Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy Acoustic & Electric Guitar
1997 The Kinleys Just Between You And Me Electric Guitar
1998 Brian Wilson Imagination guitar, mandolin and sitar


  1. ^ Seida, Linda. "Brent Rowan biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Biography". Brent Rowan. Archived from the original on 26 February 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  3. ^ Kingsbury, Paul (2004). The encyclopedia of country music: the ultimate guide to the music. p. 461.
  4. ^ Stark, Phyllis (1 February 2003). "Nashville Scene". Billboard. p. 39.
  5. ^ Childs, Zac (22 December 2009). "Brent Rowan: Nashville Trail Blazer". Vintage Guitar. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  7. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2019-02-21.