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JOE WEST

Grammy Award-Winning Producer and Engineer

 Joe West is the lead instructor and oversees all student coursework, assignments and program content. He is committed to delivering a new standard of quality in Recording Arts education that gives students the ability to compete in an aggressive and competitive industry. He believes that if a student is looking for a chance to grow both personally and professionally in a space that offers opportunities then they will find that place to be here at Apprentice Academy. 

 

AS A SONGWRITER JOE WEST HAS HAD MULTIPLE #1 SINGLES AS WELL AS CUTS WITH KEITH URBAN, TOBY KEITH, TIM MCGRAW, JIMMY WAYNE, WARRANT & MANY OTHERS. HIS MUSIC HAS BEEN FEATURED IN OVER 100 NETWORK, CABLE & FEATURE FILMS.

WEST HAS A LONG & DISTINGUISHED LIST OF PRODUCTION/MIXING CREDITS INCLUDING; JOEY + RORY, EMMY LOU HARRIS, WARREN ZEVON, SHAKIRA, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, JIMMY WAYNE, JAMES OTTO, MERCY ME, STEVE EARLE, MATHEW SWEET, INDIGO GIRLS & MANY MORE GRAMMY AWARD WINNING AND MULTI-PLATINUM 

SELLING ARTISTS.

 

JOE WEST PRODUCED & MIXED THE GRAMMY AWARD WINNING "BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM" 2017, "HYMNS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO US" BY JOEY + RORY. 2ND BIGGEST SELLING COUNTRY RECORD OF 2016. 18 WEEK BILLBOARD #1 ALBUM,  #1 BILLBOARD TOP SALES ALL GENRE, 4 WEEK #1 BILLBOARD TOP COUNTRY ALBUM CHART, 18 WEEK # 1 BILLBOARD TOP CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ALBUM CHART, 11 WEEK #1 BILLBOARD MUSIC VIDEO CHART ALL GENRE, 11 WEEK #1 BILLBOARD CHRISTIAN MUSIC VIDEO CHART.

 

"HYMNS" AWARD NOMINATIONS: GRAMMY AWARD, DOVE AWARD,  BILLBOARD AWARD & ICMA AWARD.

 

JOE WEST WROTE, PRODUCED & MIXED JIMMY WAYNE’S 3 WEEK

#1 SMASH HIT & TITLE TRACK "DO YOU BELIEVE ME NOW". 

WEST PRODUCED & MIXED A TOTAL OF 9 SONGS ON 

"DO YOU BELIEVE ME NOW" INCLUDING WAYNE’S TOP 20 SINGLE, "I WILL"

TOBY KEITH TOOK WEST’S SONG, “AMERICAN RIDE” FOR A RIDE ALL THE

WAY UP THE CHARTS TO #1 FOR 2 WEEKS. “AMERICAN RIDE” IS KEITH’S 

FASTEST RISING SINGLE EVER. MAKING IT TO #1 IN JUST 13 WEEKS!

KEITH URBAN TOOK “WITHOUT YOU” TO TOP OF THE CHARTS. MARKING WEST’S THIRD #1 IN THREE YEARS! “WITHOUT YOU” 

IS ON KEITH’S RIAA CERTIFIED GOLD RECORD “GET CLOSER”. 
 
JOE WEST’S SONG “RIGHT BACK ATCHA” WAS RELEASED AS TIM MCGRAW’S SINGLE!   JOE HAS 2 SONGS ON TIM’S #1 RECORD “EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC”
 
WEST’S GRAMMY AWARD WINNING STUDIO, IS A TIMBER FRAME BARN/STUDIO LOCATED ON A SECLUDED 15-ACRE FARM IN THE HEART OF THE MUSIC COMMUNITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE.