Grammy-winning producer Steve Buckingham began his career in music by playing beach music in Virginia and the Carolinas, eventually becoming a session musician, working out of Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Muscle Shoals, AL. The session work led Buckingham to try his hand at producing, and in 1978 his production of "I Love the Nightlife" was a huge hit for Alicia Bridges. Following a move to Nashville, Buckingham served as vice president of A&R for Columbia Records for ten years before leaving to become senior vice president of Vanguard and Sugar Hill Records. But it is Buckingham's successful stint as a producer that is his claim to fame, and working with artists like Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, the Chieftains, Ricky Skaggs, Shania Twain, Loretta Lynn, Kirk Whalum, Martin Taylor, and others, he has placed singles in the Top Ten of several radio charts, including the pop, country, R&B, jazz, adult contemporary, Americana, bluegrass, Christian, Hispanic, Triple A, and dance lists.
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