Aldean earnt his stripes on the live circuit ahead of securing his deal with Broken Bow in 2004. Knox had taken the chance on Aldean after witnessing him at an Atlanta Showcase in the mid 90’s and so their partnership begin. Having established this connection, Knox produced the albums, which with each release slowly built serious momentum. Blue collar themes with romantic undertones all wrapped up in a less traditional, more rocky country sound complete with lots of loud electric guitars, and even some synthesisers. The third album Wide Open in 2009 generated 3 Number 1 singles, and the fourth album My Kinda Party went four times platinum. For his work on the album, Knox won Album Of The Year from the Country Music Association. Aldean’s ascent continued  with the 2012 Night Train album and the 2014 Old Boots, New Dirt album which was a Number One album for him on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Knox has been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards in multiple categories for his production work with Aldean. Overall, the combination of Aldean and Knox’s production has produced a genuine country superstar for the man from Georgia and helped to sell over 20 million albums in the process.