Buddy Cannon is a large part of the equation when it comes to the success of several iconic country music recording artists. He is the longtime producer for the bulk of Kenny Chesney’s discography and for the last 5 years he has been the producer of choice for country music legend Willie Nelson. Other artists he has produced include George Jones, Chely Wright, Reba McEntire, and Merle Haggard.
Buddy Cannon has also been very successful as a songwriter. With country artists Bill Anderson and Jamey Johnson, Buddy Cannon wrote the hit song “Give It Away.” He’s written and co-written songs for artists as diverse as Vern Gosdin and Willie Nelson.
Although this interview covers many topics, it takes a close look at the acclaimed Willie Nelson album “Heroes,” which featured guest appearances by Merle Haggard, Lukas Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Billy Joe Shaver, Sheryl Crow and Snoop Dogg.