Charlie Peacock began his iconoclastic recording career in 1981 with a 12” single (“No Magazines” b/w “What They Like”). In 1984 he released his first solo full length, Lie Down In The Grass (Word/A&M) followed by his 1986 release, Charlie Peacock (Island). That same decade Peacock began his career as a record producer (The 77s, The Choir, Margaret Becker). In 1989 Peacock moved to Nashville, Tennessee to work with Amy Grant and record his first of five solo records for Gospel/Christian label Sparrow Records. Peacock co-wrote the chart-topping pop single “Every Heartbeat” from the (5x) Platinum-selling album, Heart In Motion, and went on to produce forty-plus recordings in the Gospel/Christian genre between 1989-1999 (Margaret Becker, Avalon, Steven Curtis Chapman, Out of the Grey). Peacock is a (3x) recipient of the gospel music Producer Of The Year award.
More recently, Peacock is known as the producer behind The Civil Wars' Gold debut album Barton Hollow (2011) - earning GRAMMYs® for Best Folk Album and Country Duo - and the (2013) No. 1 Billboard debut, The Civil Wars, featuring the co-written single, “The One That Got Away.” In recent years, Peacock's solo output has included his acclaimed singer-songwriter release, No Man's Land (2012).
Peacock's many endeavors include working in Film/TV as a music supervisor (Switchfoot, The Daylights and Joy Williams), and as writer/director/producer for the short film The Legend Hank Cochran (2010) starring Merle Haggard, Elvis Costello, Lee Ann Womack and Jamey Johnson. Peacock was also music producer/film producer/director for Brooke Waggoner’s short Go Easy Little Doves concert DVD, and producer for the award-winning Any Day Now documentary of the Ten Out of Tenn Fall Tour 2008 starring Erin McCarley, Trent Dabbs, Katie Herzig and Matthew Perryman Jones.
Considered one of Nashville's most prolific cultural influencers, Peacock has dedicated himself to championing the independent music scene. Toward that end he has worked with Brooke Waggoner, The Civil Wars, Ruby Amanfu, k.s. rhoads, Lenachka, and the Ten Out of Tenn project featuring Erin McCarley, Matthew Perryman Jones, Trent Dabbs, Katie Herzig and more. A long-time advocate for social justice, Peacock has worked directly with The ONE Campaign for over a decade, a fruitful relationship that began in 2002 when he hosted co-founder Bono and, later, ONE President David Lane at his home, putting them in front of Nashville's artist community.
music| Posted May 01, 2016
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