Nathan Chapman (record producer)

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Nathan Chapman
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)
Years active2006–present

Nathan Chapman is an American record producer who works in the field of country music. He is known primarily for working with American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, having co-produced with Swift for her albums Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red and 1989. Taylor Swift was also the first album that he produced [1] and he is a 2001 graduate of Lee University.[2] He was said to be working in a shack before producing music with various artists.

At the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010, Chapman won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for working as a co-producer on Swift's album Fearless and he won the same award at the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016 for co-producing Swift's album 1989.[3] He also co-produced the song "This Love" on the album 1989, it was his first time co-producing a pop song.

Other acts for whom Chapman has produced include Kylie Minogue, Martina McBride, The Band Perry, Jypsi, Point of Grace, Keith Urban, Krystall Keith, Shania Twain, Lady Antebellum, Electra Mustaine, and Jimmy Wayne.[4][5] In addition to his production work Chapman is a session musician who plays guitar, banjo, and mandolin.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result[4]
2008 Academy of Country Music Album of the Year – Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift Nominated
2009 Producer of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year – Taylor Swift, Fearless Won
Country Music Association Won
American Music Awards Favorite Country Album – Taylor Swift, Fearless Won
2010 Grammy Awards Album of the Year – Taylor Swift, Fearless Won
Record of the Year – Taylor Swift, "You Belong with Me" Nominated
Best Country Album – Taylor Swift, Fearless Won
Academy of Country Music Producer of the Year Nominated
2011 Album of the Year – Taylor Swift, Speak Now Nominated
Producer of the Year Nominated
Dove Awards Best Country Album – Point of Grace, No Changin' Us Won
Best Holiday Album – Point of Grace, Home for the Holidays Won
2014 Grammy Awards Album of the Year – Taylor Swift, Red Nominated
2016 Album of the Year – Taylor Swift, 1989 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Edward (December 1, 2006). "When She Thinks "Tim McGraw," Taylor Swift Savors Payoff". CMT. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  2. ^ Harbin, Beth (December 9, 2009). "Lee Alumnus Nathan Chapman Stands Out in the Country Music Business". The Chattanoogan. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  3. ^ "52nd Grammy Awards". Grammy.com. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Credits". Nathan Chapman website. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  5. ^ "Shania Twain Returns To Country Songs Chart". Billboard. June 20, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011.