Special shout out to my musical team that helped me record "I Am Saved" -
I tracked acoustic rhythm guitar, vocals and hillbilly snare at 522 Studio with engineers Jesse Lavigne and Adam Bokesch, and had Mike Waldron play acoustic licks and resonator.
Later we brought in Rod Lewis on bass and Tim Grogan on drums.
Bill Warner did the mix and Benny Quinn mastered and created the radio edit. Producer is yours truly.
Thanks also to Chip Hardy my producer spirit animal and cowriter Pete Garfinkel.
The song is published by Hillbilly Culture LLC (Hillbilly Gold (ASCAP) & Hillbilly Royalty (ASCAP) administered with loving care by Peter Roselli at Bluewater Music Services Corp.
Photo credit for these is mostly Pete Garfinkel. Ensemble photo credit Taylor Lewis
About Mike Waldron - we call him "Wally" in the studio. He is a powerhouse multi-instrumentalist, lead guitarist for Martina McBride during the Garth Brooks World Tour, lead guitarist and musical director for Lee Ann Womack, guitar player on the #1 Grammy® awarded Best Contemporary Christian album "Love Remains" with Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Family band with Linda Davis & Lang Scott. He is also a brand new grandpop with wife, Grammy® awarded singer-songwriter Marcia Ramirez.
About Rod Lewis - Rod is the owner of 522 Studio, and is a celebrated bass player for country and rock. He is a private person, and you will rarely see him outside the studio, unless it is to support his rock star son, lead guitarist Kyle Lewis of Them Vibes.
About Tim Grogan - Tim is a career music professional, starting early touring with Dizzy Gillespie and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. After moving to Nashville, Tim has played on some of country's top albums, and regularly tours with #1 Billboard Country songwriter / performer Jeffrey Steele. As a producer, Tim has worked with Aaron Tippin and has lent his expertise to countless up and coming songwriters as former co-owner of Studio 515 with Rod Lewis.
About Bill Warner - Bill is a powerhouse mix engineer, having worked with luminaries including: Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Gaither Vocal Band, Michael W. Smith, and wife, # 1 hit songwriter of "Austin" for Blake Shelton Kirsti Manna.
About Benny Quinn - Benny is a reclusive Nashville native with an ear and heart of gold. His All Music credits stretch all the way back to 1957, because he is the man the record companies call to do their digital remastering including for: Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves, Jerry Reed, Chris LeDoux, Elvis Presley, and Alabama. Other mastering clients include: Widespread Panic, Lynn, Johnny Cash, The Judds, Keith Whitley, Vince Gill, Charley Pride, and Joe Nichols.
About Adam Bokesch - Adam is one of the house engineers at 522 Studio, and is a performing songwriter in his own right. He is a graduate from Belmont University, fronts a band called The Day Breaks, and is a proud papa and husband.
About Jesse Lavigne - Jesse studied audio engineering at Blackbird Academy and works regularly at 522 Studio in Nashville, TN. He is a talented musician and is a pleasure to work with.
About Chip Hardy - Chip Hardy is one of the music industry's unsung legends, beginning his career in Austin, Texas working for Hamstein during the ZZ Top days. After moving to Nashville in the '70s, Chip was a fixture in the MCA Recording studio, and helped to craft the classic sounds of country music icons George Strait, Reba McEntire, and Patty Lovelace. Of particular interest are his numerous anecdotal stories and wealth of wisdom he brings to the recording studio, the music industry and to the creative life.
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