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Gena Johnson

Audio Engineer/Producer
Various: Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Zac Brown Band

Gena Johnson is a Nashville-based producer, recording and mix engineer, originally from Mankato, MN.

Gena has been nominated in 2021, 2022 and 2023 for “Audio Engineer of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music Awards. Johnson is honored and grateful to be among such brilliant engineers, standing beside them as the first female to be nominated in this particular category three years in a row. Gena received her first Grammy Award for engineering Chis Stapleton’s album ‘Starting Over’, which won for Best Country Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards Ceremony held in Las Vegas and her second Grammy Award for Engineering Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit’s album ‘Weathervanes’, which won at this years Grammy Awards. Gena engineered and mixed Ashley McBryde’s album ‘Lindeville’ that was nominated at the Grammy Awards for Best Country Album in 2023 and is also nominated for a 2023 CMA for Album of the Year.

Gena’s engineering and production contributions have supported artists such as Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Dolly Parton, Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Anderson East, Marcus King Band, Lori McKenna, Rival Sons, Brent Cobb, Brittney Spencer, Colter Wall, Corrina, A Star Is Born Soundtrack, The Oakridge Boys, Lillie Mae, Kaleo, Kacey Musgraves, Lee Henke, Ruston Kelly, Dillon Carmichael, Gloria Gaynor, The Highwomen, Ashley Monroe, Corrina, Ben Folds, Shelby Lynne, Emyrson Flora, Corrina, Gracee Shriver, Hunter Hayes, Lyle Lovett, The Revivalists, Lee Brice, Yola, Caitlyn Smith, Brent Eldredge, Christina Perri, Tommy Prine, Ashley McBryde and more.

Her most recent note-able projects include John Prine's last recorded song which won two GRAMMY awards in 2021 for 'I Remember Everything’, Jason Isbell’s albums ‘Weathervanes’, Ashley Monroe’s latest single “Over Everything”, Chris Stapleton’s latest album ‘Higher’, Corrina’s single “Too Much” and EP ‘Here for Holding’, Brittney Spencer’s single “Sober & Skinny”, Caitlyn Smith’s album “High & Low”, Ashley McBryde’s Grammy nominated album “Lindeville” and Blind Boys of Alabama’s Grammy nominated single “The Message” Featuring Black Violin.

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Events featuring Gena Johnson
Events featuring Gena Johnson