Featured Speaker: Clark Hagan

Featured Speaker

Clark Hagan

Founder, Clark Hagan Productions

Clark Hagan is a Colorado born Grammy award winning Producer/Engineer with a world class resume and a legendary mastery of the recording arts. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Denver, Clark began to master his craft as a recording engineer while working with the legendary Bill Porter whose credits include artists such as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and the Everly Brothers while at RCA from 1959 to 1964.

After a short stint at Allen-Martin Productions in Louisville, Kentucky, Clark moved to Nashville where his trusted relationship with Porter provided the opportunity to work with the legendary Chet Atkins. In his time with Atkins, Clark engineered the Grammy Award Winning record in 1996 for best country instrumental, Jam Man, and was nominated again in 1997 for a record with Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel in the same category in which he played guitar on to. Clark’s success with Atkins paid off and subsequently led to work with some of Nashville’s top artists including Ray Stevens, which he was awarded a Platinum award on the soundtrack movie “Get Serious”. Bryan White, which he was awarded his first Platinum record, “Between Now and Forever”. Bryan’s first million selling record. Jeffery Steele, who has written over 200 songs that have charted in Bilboards top 100, and Alison Krauss amongst others.

In the highly competitive world of Nashville, Clark continued to build relationships with such producers as Scott Litt, Tony Brown, Kyle Lehning, Billy Joe Walker Jr., Bill Schnee, and James William Guercio while also getting to work out of some elite studios such as Sound Emporium, Woodland Sound Studios, Quad, Omni Sound Studios, and Masterfonics.

Clark has worked with such national artists as Kenny Passarelli, Marty Haggard, and Eugene Moles along with Colorado artists such as Union Gray, KenK, Dave Preston, Oscar Ross, Wild Angels, Nick O’Connor, Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels to name a few. Clark has also been working with the Caribou Ranch estate on the “Caribou Collection” project with artists Elton John, Billy Joel, and Chicago, and is also refurbished one of the original Caribou Ranch consoles the “Olive”.

Whether it be mixing, tracking, or producing, from rock to country, Clark brings his rich heritage and diverse experience to every project and is always looking for artists who share the same passion. to make great sounding records. Along with doing projects out of Macy Sound Studios, Clark is also a live sound engineer, experienced technician and is also knowledgeable and competent tech and audio consultant with a true professional background.

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