Here’s an interview with songwriter Wayne Carson -- he talks about Chips and the gang at about 55 minutes in:
A nice quote about the American days:
Carson traveled with Siman to Memphis and met Moman at American Sound, where a new recording console was being installed. "A room like that made you want to play music," said Carson, who recited several of the musicians working as the house band at American, including Gene Chrisman, Tommy Cogbill, Bobby Emmons, Mike Leech, Bobby Wood, and Reggie Young. "Those guys will make your day. It was amazing music. I learned nearly everything I know there."
Here's Wayne's discography from his web site: