M a r k   C a p p s
Multi-Platinum
Four-Time Grammy Award Winning
Engineer / Mixer / Producer
Last Update 08/19/17
Bio & Discography



 


Engineer / Mixer / Producer From Nashville, TN
Recent Projects include:

Six albums for The Isaacs
(GRAMMY NOMINEE / DOVE WINNER)
Six albums for The Oak Ridge Boys (DOVE WINNER)
Seven For The Gaither Vocal Band (2 GRAMMY NOMINEES)
Tim Menzies (GRAMMY NOMINEE)
Point Of Grace (GRAMMY NOMINEE)


1987 - 2017

As a studio brat, I had the privilege to see the making of albums from an early age thanks to my dad and session / Opry A-team guitarist Jimmy Capps. As a guitar player I loved music, but always like the buttons, knobs and the smell of the analog tape on the other side of the glass. Starting as an intern at Sony/Tree Music publishing then a stint at Al Jolson's Masterlink Studios (now Zak Brown's Southern Ground) and then finally a staff position at The Sound Shop Studios where I assisted the best engineers, picking out what they did that I liked and made my own style of recording. First sessions being publishing demos, Ronnie McDowell, The Kentucky Headhunters. Becoming a staple on Don Cook, Scott Hendricks and Johnny Slate projects I moved into the first engineer chair. 30 years, dozens of gold/platinum albums, 4 Grammy Awards and 4 additional Grammy nominations later
I continue blending the best of
Digital and Analog Recording and Mixing Formats

including:


AVID / Digidesign Pro Tools
AVID / Venue SC48 Live


2 / 24-48 Track Analog (Studer A800 MkII / A80 1/2") 

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Selected Discography
E/Engineer M/Mixing MM/ Mastering P/Producer
G/GOLD          P/Platinum

2017 Big & Rich
Did It For The Party (1 Track "My Son")
E
2017
Shady Grove
TBA
MM
2017 The McNeills
TBA E/M
2017 The Peyton Sisters
TBA (4 Tracks) E/M
2017 Bradley Walker TBA E/M
2017 David Alley / Summer Rose  SINGLE - America My Home E/M
2017 Charlotte Ritchie Praises E/M
2017 Miles To Marston TBA 
2017 Larnell Harris TBA E/M 
2017 The Isaacs  TBA  E/M
2017 Lynda Randle Volume 1
E
2017  Wes Hampton TBA
2017 Jimmy Fortune
Sings The Classics
E/M
2016 Scooter Lee
Don't Mind If I Do
E/M
2016 Gail Bliss Play It By Heart
E/M
2016 Conway Twitty Timeless - Live E/M/M
2016 Mike Campbell TBA  E/M
2016 The Arenos
TBA
M
2016  Justin Peters
SINGLE The Fastest Man On Earth
M
2016 Gaither Homecoming Video
TBA E
2016 The Sneed Family The News For Today
E/M
2016
Scotty Simpson
TBA
E/M
2016
Oak Ridge Boys
Christmas (6 New Tracks)
E/M
2016
Moe Bandy
Lucky Me
E/M
2016 Levi Bowman Find Yourself M
2016
HIGHROAD
Somewhere I'm Going
E/M
2016 Gaither Vocal Band
Better Together
(2017 GRAMMY NOMINEE)
)
E/M
2016 Wilburn and Wilburn
Simply Christmas
E/M/M
2016 Paulette Carlson SINGLE I'm Playing Trump E/M
2016 Justin Peters
SINGLE Let's Make America Great Again
M
2016  The Fox Family
TBA
E
2016 The Isaacs
Natures Symphony In 432: From Pain To Praise
(2017 GRAMMY NOMINEE)

E/M
2015 Stephnie Rabus It's Christmas Morning
M
2016 Lee Anna McGuire SINGLE Love Can Make You Do Crazy Things M
2015 Lee Anna McGuire
SINGLE You and Me and the Christmas Tree
M
2015 Justin Peters
SINGLE How 'Bout Them Mets
M
2015 Andy Ross Time To Fight
E/M
2015 Fred Lewis
TBA
E/M
2015 David Phelps
Freedom E
2015 Wilburn and Wilburn
Shoulders (2016 DOVE WINNER)
E/M
2015  Gaither Vocal Band
 Christmas Collection
E/M
2015 Aaron Tippin
25 Years E
2015
Point Of Grace
Directions Home
(2016 GRAMMY NOMINEE)

E
2015  Oak Ridge Boys
Hymns (2016 DOVE WINNER)
E/M
2015 Jimmy Fortune
Hits and Hymns
E/M
2014 Lee Anna McGuire
Secrets
M
2014 John R. Bowman
Worship Him
 Mastering
2014 Stephanie Rabus
Song and Dance
M
2014 Sister C
Live at 3RD and Lindsey
M
2014 Don Williams
Reflections
E
2014 Darkhorse
"Single"
M
2014  Lonestar
 Lonestar / Crazy Nights
E
2014
 Brooks & Dunn
Brand New Man / Hard Working Man
MULTI-PLATINUM

E
2014
Matthew Hagee
A New Season
E
2014
Tim Menzies
His Way Of Loving Me 
(GRAMMY NOMINEE)

E/M
2014 Highroad III
Angel At The Crossroad
E/M
2014 Gaither Vocal Band
Sometimes It Takes A Mountain
E/M
2013  Wilburn & Wilburn
Here Comes Sunday
E/M
2013
Aaron and Amanda Crabb
Mercy
E/M
2013 Dixie Peach
Blues With Friends
E/M
2013 Hanne Leland
Honest
E/M
2013
The Booth Brothers
Quartet Style
M
2013 Michelle Wright
Strong
E
2013
 Andy Ross
Cold Dead Hands
E/M
2013
Charlie Zahm
Nothin' Like The South
E/M
2013 The Isaacs
The Living Years (2015 DOVE NOMINEE)
E/M
2013 Trace Adkins
The Kings Gift
E/M
2013 Gaither Vocal Band
Hymns
(GRAMMY NOMINEE)

E/M
2013 Various Artists
Divided & United: Songs Of The Civil War
E
2013
The Hagees
Christmas
E
2013
Michael Sykes
3AM
E
2013 The Boggs Family
 The Boggs Family
E/M
2013  Sam Shupak
 Sam Shupak
E/M
2013
Jay Drummond
Jay Drummonds
E
2013 Jimmy Bentley
Jimmy Bentley
E
2013
Bill Gaither
Women Of Homecoming
E
2013 Calynn Green
 Calynn Green
 E/M
2013 Sister C
 TBA E/M
2012
Gaither Vocal Band
 Pure and Simple
E/M
2012 Oak Ridge Boys
Christmas Time's A-Coming
E/M
2012
 Wilburn & Wilburn
Wilburn & Wilburn
E/M
2012
Oak Ridge Boys
Back Home Again
E/M
2012 Lynda Randle
Til The Storm Passes Over
E
2011 Gaither Vocal Band
 I Am A Promise
 E
2011
The Isaacs
Why Can't We
E/M
2011
Aaron and Amanda Crabb
Love With No End
E/M
2011
Karen Peck
How You Walk The Mile
E/M
2011 Emerson Drive
Decade Of Drive: 10 Years Of Hits
E
2011 Ronnie Milsap
Country Again
E
2010 Various
The Rounder Records Story
E
2010
 The Isaacs
Christmas
 E/M
2010 Cherryholmes
Cherryholmes IV
E
2009
Ronnie Milsap
Then Sings My Soul
 E
2009
Ronnie Milsap
How Sweet The Sound
E
2009
Emerson Drive
Believe
E
2009
Kenny Loggins
All Join In
E
2009
The Isaacs
...Naturally
E
2008 Jimmy Sturr
Let The Whole World Sing
(GRAMMY WINNER)
E/M
2008  Charlie Allen
That Was Then, This I Now
E
2008
Willie Clayton
Soul and Blues
E
2008
Threk Michaels
Lonely Always
E/M
2008
Grandstaff
Live and Well
E
2008 Amanda Nagurney
Gettin' Out Of This Town
E/M
2008 Cherryholmes
Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe
E
2008 Tom Astor
Alles Klar: Kein Problem! Das Jubilau
E
2007
Floyd Taylor
You Still Got It
E
2007 Charlie Albertson
Three Little Words: I Thank You
E
2007
Alabama
Songs Of Inspiration, Volume 2
E
2007 Monty Lane Allen
Great Big World
 E/M
2007 Jimmy Sturr
Come Share The Wine
(GRAMMY WINNER)

E
2007
Cherryholmes
Cherryholmes II: Black In White
E
2006
Alabama
Songs Of Inspiration, Volume 1
E
2006
Mark Knopfler / Emmylou Harris
 All The Roadrunning
E
2006 Con Hunley
Shoot From The Heart
E
2006
Various
She Was Country: Tribute to Barbara Mandrell
E
2006
Harvest
Pressing On
E
2006 Jimmy Sturr
Polka In Paradise
(GRAMMY WINNER)

E
2006
Alabama
Livin' Lovin' Rockin' Rollin': 25th Anniversary
E
2006
Kentucky Headhunters
Flying Under The Radar
E
2006
Billy Gilman
Billy Gilman
E
2005
Dixie Chicks
Wide Open Spaces
PLATINUM X12
 
(GRAMMY WINNER)

E
2005
The Isaacs
Heroes
E
2005
Alabama
Essential Alabama
E
2005
Trace Adkins
Songs About Me
E
2005
Jimmy Sturr
Shake Rattle and Polka
(GRAMMY WINNER)

E
2005
Tobias Rene
Living Dreams
E/M
2005
Billy Gilman
Everything and More
E
2005
Jared Tyler
Blue Alleluia
E
2005
 Donna Summer
The Christmas Collection
E
2004
Hilljack
Stand Up
E
2004
Kyle Jennings
Shine
E/M
2004
Larry Carlton
Sapphire Blue
E
2004
Jimmy Sturr
Rock 'N Polka
E
2004
Ron Williams
Natural Thing
P/E/M
2004
Brittany Wells
Loving Every Minute Of It
E/M
2004
Drew Womack
Drew Womack
P/E/M
2004
Various
Amazing Grace Volume 3
E
2003
The Larkins
The Larkins
E/M
2003
Kentucky Headhunters
Soul
E
2003
Various
Nashville Star: Finalists
E
2003
John Michael Montgomery
Mr. Snowman
E
2003
Jimmy Sturr
Let's Polka 'Round
E
2003
Alabama
In The Mood: Love Songs
E
2002
Jimmy Sturr
Top Of The World
E
2002
Ronnie Bowman
Starting Over
E
2002
Aaron Tippin
Stars & Stripes
E
2002
Ronnie McDowell
With The Drifters
E
2002
Rodney Redman
Rodney Redman
E/M
2002
Tamera Walker
Angel Eyes
E
2001
Various
No Wrapping Required: A Christmas Album
E
2001
Junior Brown
Mixed Bag
E/M
2001 
Mike Walker
Mike Walker
E
2001
K.T. Oslin
Live Close By, Visit Often
E
2001
 Joe Diffe
In Another World
E
2001
Lonestar
I'm Already There
GOLD

E
2001
Aaron Tippin
A December To Remember
E
2001
Aaron Tippin
People Like Us
GOLD

E
2000
Daryle Singletary
Now and Again
E/M
2000
GOLDWade Hayes
Highways and Heartaches
E
2000 Sons Of The Desert
Change
E
2000
John Michael Montgomery
Brand New Me
GOLD

E
1999
Brooks & Dunn
Tight Rope
E
1999
The Mavericks
Super Colossal Smash Hits Of The 90's
E
1999
The Mavericks
Return of the Grievous Angel: Gram Parsons Tribute
E
1999
David Ball
Play
E
1999
 The Mavericks
Trampoline
E
1998
The Mavericks
The Horse Whisperer Soundtrack (Dream River)
E
1998
Tracy Lawrence
Best Of
GOLD

E
1998
Take 6
So Cool
E
1998
Brooks and Dunn
If You See Her
PLATINUM

E
1998
Olivia Newton-John
Back With A Heart
E
1997
 Peter Cetera
You're The Inspiration: A Collection
E
1997
Sons Of The Desert
Whatever Comes First
E
1997 Brooks and Dunn
 Greatest Hits Volume 1
PLATINUM

E
 1997 Alabama
Dancin' On The Boulevard
PLATINUM

E
1997
 Lonestar Crazy Nights
GOLD

E
1996
 James House
Tin Cup Soundtrack (Every Minute Every Hour Every Day)
E/M
1996 Tracy Lawrence
Time Marches On
PLATINUM X2

E
1996
Various
Looney Toons West
E
1996
Shenandoah
Christmas
E
1996
Brooks and Dunn
Borderline
PLATINUM

E
1995
Marty Stuart
Marty Party Hit Pack
GOLD

E
1995
Joe Diffie
NASCAR: Running Wide Open (Tearin' It Up)
E/M
1995
Joe Diffie
Mr Christmas
E
1995
Shenandoah
In The Vicinity of the Heart
E
1995
Victoria Shaw
In Full View
E
1994
Mark Collie
Unleashed
E
1994
The Mavericks
Skynyrd Friends
GOLD

E
1993
Aaron Tippin
Call Of The Wild
GOLD
 
E
1993
Brooks and Dunn
Hard Workin' Man
PLATINUM

E
1992
Ronnie McDowell
When A Man Loves A Woman
E/M
1992
 Wayne Newton
Moods and Moments
E
1991
Six Shooter
Six Shooter
E/M
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