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Charlie Peacock Official Biography (2009)

Charlie Peacock's adventurous and success-laden resume makes him a difficult musician to categorize. The Grammy Award-winning, multi-format artist, songwriter and record producer has worked in pop, gospel and jazz in various capacities including A&R Director with EMI, Sony/ATV, and currently Sr. VP of A&R for Twenty Ten Music, a TV/film/commercial sync company.

Peacock, a California native, discovered the breakout modern rock band Switchfoot in 1996 and signed the act to its first record deal. Their fourth album, The Beautiful Letdown, marketed by Columbia Records, sold more than 2.6 million copies and yielded three Top-40 singles (including the multi-format smash hit "Dare You to Move," which Peacock co-produced).

Peacock's endeavors include serving as music supervisor on the Samuel Goldwyn film To Save A Life (2010) featuring Switchfoot, The Daylights and Joy Williams, and writer/director/producer for the 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 new 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, Andy Davis, Katie Herzig and Matthew Perryman Jones.

The music producer also helmed the EP by The Civil Wars which features the breakout hit from Grey’s Anatomy, “Poison & Wine” and produced the song "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” by Isaac & Anna Slade (The Fray). Peacock’s previous production credits include Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bela Fleck, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Al Green, Sixpence None The Richer, Jon Foreman, Amy Grant, Sam & Ruby, CeCe Winans and many more.

As a jazz artist, Peacock's aughties recordings include Love Press Ex-Curio with Ravi Coltrane and Kurt Rosenwinkel and an improvisational duo project he made with new Dave Matthews Band saxophonist, Jeff Coffin. Titled Arc Of The Circle, the album peaked at No. 2 on the CMJ Jazz Charts in 2008. Peacock recently began production on his third jazz album, set to feature Coffin again, as well as longtime cohort Tony Miracle (of electronica group Venus Hum), among others.

A long-time advocate for social justice, Peacock continues to work directly with The ONE Campaign, a fruitful relationship that began in 2002 when he hosted co-founder Bono and, later, ONE President David Lane, putting them in front of Nashville's artist community.


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