Christopher Stevens (musician)

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Christopher Stevens
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Background information
Birth name Christopher Edmund Stevens
Born (1967-11-29) November 29, 1967 (age 48)
Eugene, Oregon
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country, Christian
Occupation(s) Composer,[1] music producer,[1] music editor,[1] programmer,[1] soloist,[1] lyricist,[1] keytarist,[1] music engineer,[1] music mixer,[1] music arranger,[1] guitarist,[1] bassist,[1] keyboardist,[1] organist,[1] pianist,[1] drummer[1]
Instruments Accordion,[1] French horn,[1] [1] bass,[1] drums,[1] guitar,[1] electric guitar,[1] harmonica,[1] keys,[1] keytar,[1] mbira,[1] organ,[1] synthesizer,[1] vocals[1]
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts David Garcia, Ben Glover
Website fabmusicstudios.tumblr.com
Notable instruments
Hammond organ,[1] Mellotron,[1] Moog synthesizer,[1] Rhodes piano,[1] Wurlitzer electric piano[1]

Christopher Edmund Stevens (born November 29, 1967), is a four-time Grammy winning[2] American record producer,[3] mix-engineer, and songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee.[4]

Early and personal life[edit]

Stevens was born Christopher Edmund Stevens,[5] on November 29,[6] 1967,[7] in Eugene, Oregon.[4] He graduated from North Eugene High School.[8] Stevens eventually relocated to Nashville, Tennessee to be a Christian music and country music producer.[8]

Music history[edit]

He has produced and mixed contemporary Christian music artists TobyMac, and American Idol finalist Mandisa, among others. Stevens has also worked with country artists Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood. In September 2013 Stevens traveled to Barcelona, Spain, to work with International pop star Shakira on her 2014 studio album. He lent his programming talents on several of her songs.

Stevens has handled production, writing, and mixing for numerous artists under the EMI CMG, Word Records, Provident, INO Records, Gotee Records, and Curb Records labels. Stevens is credited with programming and keyboards on the Carrie Underwood single "Cowboy Casanova".[9]

In 2010, Stevens produced two Grammy nominated albums, TobyMac's, Tonight, and Sanctus Real's "Pieces of a Real Heart." In 2011, Stevens received his first songwriting Grammy nomination for Jamie Grace's "Hold Me." In 2010 and 2012, Stevens was honored as BMI's Christian Songwriter of the Year. In 2013 Stevens received his first Grammy as a producer and mixer on TobyMac's Eye On It.[10] In 2014 Stevens received two more Grammys for Contemporary Christian Album for Mandisa's Overcomer and Contemporary Christian Song for its title song.[11] In February 2016, Stevens received his fourth Grammy award for Production/Engineering on Tobymac's "This Is Not A Test." [12]

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