Matt McClure: Grammy-Nominated Producer / Engineer / Songwriter (Lee Brice, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina)


Matt McClure: Grammy-Nominated Producer / Engineer / Songwriter (Lee Brice, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina)

On this episode of The Jay Franze Show, we are joined by the highly acclaimed music producer and engineer, Matt McClure. With a career that spans decades and a list of achievements that includes multi-platinum sales, Grammy nominations, and over 5 billion streams for his artists, Matt McClure has truly left an indelible mark on the music industry.

Raised in the humble town of Sullivan, Illinois, Matt’s unwavering passion for music led him to pursue a degree in music at Millikin University. Following his graduation in ’92, he boldly moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Soon after, he embarked on a remarkable journey, touring with renowned artists such as Lari White, Tanya Tucker, LoneStar, and Jo Dee Messina, establishing himself as a respected figure in the music scene.

In 2003, Matt made a pivotal shift, transitioning from the exhilarating life on the road to the creative sanctuary of the recording studio. He quickly gained recognition for his ability to connect artists with their audiences through great songs and performances, becoming a sought-after producer and recording engineer.

Since 2011, Matt has co-produced three consecutive number-one hit singles for Lee Brice, including the chart-topping hits “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” and “Drinking Class.” The poignant anthem, “I Drive Your Truck,” earned Matt two Grammy nominations in 2014 and secured the prestigious CMA and ACM “Song of The Year” accolades. His success continued in 2017 with Dylan Scott’s number-one hit “My Girl,” followed by Aaron Goodvin’s chart-topper “You Are” in 2019, which received a Juno nomination for “Record of the Year” in 2020.

Join us as we delve into Matt McClure’s extraordinary career, exploring his creative process, unwavering dedication to serving the artist’s vision, and profound understanding of the art of record-making. Gain invaluable insights into the music industry from a multi-platinum-selling producer who has left an indelible impact on the careers of numerous artists. Don’t miss this enlightening and inspiring conversation on The Jay Franze Show with Matt McClure.

Show Information

  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Matt McClure
  • Recorded: June 5, 2023


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