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Brown Bannister
Producer and Songwriter

Brown Bannister had not dreamed of a career in the music business but had a passion to share the Gospel.  Bannister came to Nashville and happened in to a career with pop artist B.J. Thomas.  Finding himself at the engineers table, his career path took shape as he connected and built relationships with Christian artists and their shared message.

Bannister is best known for his work in the audio engineering, recording and production industry but he is also a noted songwriter and Christian music leader. Bannister has won 15 Grammy Awards, over 20 Dove Awards and has been named “Producer of the Year” five times by the Gospel Music Association.

For 30 years, Bannister has produced award-winning albums for some of the industry’s top Christian artists, including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, Mercy Me, Avalon, Point of Grace, CeCeWinans, Twila Paris and many more.