Few people in Music Row history have turned creativity into success like Michael Knox. As the son of rock n’ roll legend Buddy Knox (“Party Doll” fame 1957,) Michael Knox grew up around great songwriters and artists, while listening to and learning from some of the greatest disc jockeys and personalities on radio, including Casey Kasem, Howard Stern and Wolfman Jack.
Eventually, Michael became one of Nashville’s top music producers (most noted for his production work with country superstar Jason Aldean,) with an amazing ability to discover and develop great artists and songwriters. To date, Michael Knox has produced a staggering 23 number-one hit singles; helping fuel country music’s explosive growth over the last decade. His hard work and dedication to the country music format and it’s listeners, has helped shape it’s sound and helped sell over 40-Million singles and 20-Million albums.
In 2011 he was recognized with the CMA Album of the Year Award for his work on “My Kinda Party” (Jason Aldean) in addition to three ACM Awards. Other production credits include Thomas Rhett, Kelly Clarkson, Ludacris, Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Michael Tyler, the hit TV series “Nashville” as well as his father, the late, great Buddy Knox among others.
In 2018, Knox decided to chase his childhood wish to be a radio disc jockey; to host a show that creates a unique listener experience in the spirit of his idols. His weekly 2-hour nationally syndicated radio show, Knox Country 360, delivers that experience along with today’s biggest hits. With his cohost Shalacy Griffin and a cast of characters from inside Nashville’s country music scene, Knox Country 360 is fast-paced, highly produced, loaded with great content, creative, funny, warm and laser focused on what Michael Knox does best – delivering a great listener experience!
Knox also serves as Senior Vice President of peermusic Nashville and as the head of a newly launched label in conjunction with BMG, Music Knox Records. He has served on the CMA Board of Directors and is currently on the ACM Board of Directors.
Born and raised in Louisiana, Shalacy Griffin grew up immersed in country music and country radio. She quickly became a favorite local singer, fueling her desire to pursue a music career; eventually leaving her job as a paralegal and relocating to Nashville. Not long after arriving, she began working with music producer Michael Knox – managing his production schedule, singing demos and providing background vocals in the studio for artist projects including Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Big Smo, Michael Tyler, Brother Trouble, and Montgomery Gentry.
In 2018, Shalacy joined Knox Country 360 as co-host and production coordinator; adding her colorful personality, keen creative intuition and warmth to the show. Along with that and her deep rooted connection to the format as a fan, artist and insider; it becomes clear why listeners connect with her!
Additionally, Griffin serves as Senior Vice President for Music Knox and the newly launched BMG label venture with Music Knox Records, overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations including all artist production schedules.