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Brent Maher



Songs Produced/Engineered by Brent Maher

With seven Grammy Award winning records to his credit, Brent Maher has become one of Nashville’s acclaimed songwriters, engineers, and producers. Maher’s diverse accomplishments include over 20 number one singles and a wide array of platinum and multi-platinum albums.  His credits read as a “Who’s Who” of recording artists including The Judds, Kenny Rogers, Shelby Lynne, Kathy Mattea, Wynonna, Jo Dee Messina, Dottie West, Bobby Darin, Ike & Tina Turner and many more. From his first song recorded by Tina Turner to his most recent award-winning singles, Maher continues to work across genres. 


One of Maher's many successes as a producer came as a result of his discovering The Judds and developing their famous acoustic country sound. He produced all ten of The Judds’ platinum albums and 2023 marks The Judds’ 40th anniversary, which led to Maher producing the much anticipated A Tribute To The Judds out Oct. 27, 2023. Maher produced this new project with some of music’s biggest stars crossing genres and generations including Dolly Parton, Lainey Wilson, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Jelly Roll, Reba McEntire, and many more.  Maher gathered up most of the original band to reinvent the magic of the original recordings with this amazing collection of artists.  Maher said about the process, “I wish you all could have been with us in the studio when we recorded these songs. There was so much joy and passion along with some poignant moments that are impossible to describe.” To honor Naomi, A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness in TN 


Maher also produced Kathy Mattea’s Grammy winning album, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend, Carl Perkins, Michael Johnson’s “Bluer Than Blue,” Dottie West, numerous projects on Kenny Rogers including his comeback hits, “The Greatest” and “Buy Me A Rose.” Recently he has been writing with and producing Australian guitar guru, Joe Robinson, the renowned bluegrass duo Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley , and Taj Mahal.  Maher has also produced a wide array of new artists including critically acclaimed releases by O.N.E the Duo, SHEL and Irish singer/songwriter, Gareth Dunlop.  

Maher co-wrote and produced numerous multi-platinum records on Canadian superstar Johnny Reid.  Maher received CCMA awards for Album of the Year and Best-Selling Canadian Album and Single of the Year along with Best Selling Canadian Album. In the years following, Reid & Maher won both CCMA & Juno awards for Album of the Year. 


Brent Maher’s engineering credits include the records he produced along with a diverse group of artists that include Ike & Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” Roy Orbison, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Faces, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Jimmy Buffet, Olivia Newton-John, Fats Domino, Glenn Campbell, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Chuck Berry, Sammy Davis Jr., Gladys Knight, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Sly and the Family Stone and many others. Maher also engineered Elvis’ last number one hit “Way Down” and received a Grammy for engineering “The Last of the Breed” with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price.  In 2017, Maher was inducted into the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Hall of Fame.  

As a songwriter, Maher’s credits include numerous number one singles.  Maher has received over thirty awards from ASCAP, SOCAN and the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). He received Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music for the Judds’ iconic single, “Why Not Me.” Maher’s bluesy, country songs became a signature sound for the duo, and he has five songs on A Tribute to The Judds.  In addition, Maher’s songs were recorded by numerous other artists including “Lesson in Leavin’” which was a hit with both Dottie West and then 20 years later with Jo Dee Messina. Additional artists recording Maher’s songs include Tanya Tucker, Kenny Rogers, Shelby Lynne, Tina Turner and more.


Brent Maher’s career and contributions as a songwriter, engineer and producer & songwriter were honored at the 2019 Country Music Hall of Fame - Music Masters.  Maher has also served on the board of Directors of the Academy of Country Music and is a member of NARAS, AFTRA, SAG and CMA. In addition, Maher often lectures at schools and hosts other educational and charitable events.  

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