When Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton need to blast out the hits, they turn to super-producer John Shanks.

"I came up from the other side of the glass," says John Shanks, perched in front of the massive Neve mixing board dominating his control room. Today, the stats alone confirm Shanks' rank at the apex of popular music's most versatile and successful producer/songwriters. Moving effortlessly from the superstars of rock (Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayer, four Bon Jovi albums that include the group's upcoming effort), pop (Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion) and country (Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton), Shanks has collaborated on 45 No.

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