Nathan Chapman (record producer)
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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. He is a 2001 graduate of Lee University. He was said to be working in a shack before producing music with various artists.
At the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010 and the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016, Chapman won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for his work as a co-producer on Taylor Swift's albums Fearless and 1989. He also co-produced the song "This Love" on the album 1989, this being 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, Krystal Keith, Shania Twain, Lady Antebellum, Electra Mustaine and Jimmy Wayne. In addition to his production work, Chapman is a session musician who plays guitar, banjo and mandolin.
Awards and nominations
|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|
- Morris, Edward (December 1, 2006). "When She Thinks "Tim McGraw," Taylor Swift Savors Payoff". CMT. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
- 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.
- "52nd Grammy Awards". Grammy.com. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
- "Credits". Nathan Chapman website. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
- "Shania Twain Returns To Country Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved June 20, 2011.