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Publisher's Summary

If you’re a county music fan, you’ve seen glimpses perhaps of it on TV shows like Nashville and movies like Walk the Line, but never before have fans of music’s biggest-selling genre been invited inside the heart of the creative nerve centers where their favorite number one hits are brought to life, the recording studio! Inside the pages of Behind the Boards: Nashville, country music fans for the first time ever are given a front-row seat inside Music Row’s most famous recording studios on tours narrated by the town’s biggest record producers. 

Volume one includes Dann Huff, Tony Brown, Michael Knox, Clint Black, James Stroud, Ross Copperman, Byron Gallimore, Josh Leo, Norbert Putnam, Jody Stevens, Frank Liddell, and Jesse Frasure! Songland star Shane McAnally, Jim Ed Norman, Dave Cobb, Justin Neibank, Zach Crowell, Chris Destefano, Josh Osborne, Luke Laird, Jimmy Robbins, Nathan Chapman, Paul Worley, Jeff Stevens, Bobby Braddock, Don Cook, Frank Rogers, Joey Moi, Ray Baker, Ray Riddle, Jimmy Robbins, and more. Collectively, the audiobook features more than 300 number one hits by country’s biggest stars, including Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Clint Black, Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville”, Florida Georgia Line, Reba McEntire, Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee album, A Star is Born Soundtrack starring Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper, Brad Paisley, Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood, Kacey Musgraves, Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, Alabama, Jason Isbell, George Jones, Jewel, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Lori McKenna, Midland, Faith Hill, Steve Earle, Hank Williams Jr., Lyle Lovett, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride, The Dixie Chicks, The Band Perry, Shooter Jennings, Jake Owen, Big & Rich, Jon Pardi, the Nitty Gritty Band, Scotty McCreery, Darius Rucker, Mo Bandy, The Eagles, and the great Merle Haggard, among others. 

©2012 Jacob P. Brown (P)2020 Jacob P. Brown

Critic Reviews

"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)

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I was so keen to enjoy this book, but the narration is simply unlistenable. Please remove this book, and then pretty please have someone else read it.

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Robotic Speed reader.

While I loved the individual stories, the delivery was distracting. It is crazy to me that a book on Music production was very poorly produced. Auctioneer like speed reading that stutters frequently is hard to listen to this book. However, it is better that listening to the lawnmower roaring.