|Born||August 9, 1947|
|Origin||Lexington, Tennessee, United States|
|Associated acts||Kenny Chesney|
Buddy Cannon (born in Lexington, Tennessee, August 9, 1947) is an American country music songwriter and record producer. Active since the late 1970s, he is known primarily for his work as Kenny Chesney's record producer, for which he won the Academy of Country Music's Producer of the Year award in 2006.<ref>"Buddy Cannon "producer of the year"". Country Standard Time. 2006-05-09. Retrieved 2008-04-18.</ref>
Along with Bill Anderson and Jamey Johnson, Cannon co-wrote George Strait's 2006 single "Give It Away", which won the Country Music Association's Song of the Year award.<ref>"CMA Awards". Country Music Association. Retrieved 2008-04-18.</ref> Other artists who have recorded Cannon's songs include Vern Gosdin, George Strait, Billy Ray Cyrus and Mel Tillis;<ref name="credits">"Credits". Buddy Cannon official website. Archived from the original on 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2008-04-18.</ref> artists whose albums he has produced also include Chely Wright, Reba McEntire, George Jones and Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.<ref name="credits"/> Cannon was also honored by the United States House of Representatives for his contributions as a record producer.<ref>"Music Row Producer Buddy Cannon Honored By Congress". US Fed News Services. 2006-06-09. Retrieved 2008-04-18.[dead link]</ref>
His daughter Melonie Cannon is a solo singer.
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