Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
|Years active||2001 – Present|
Joey Moi is a Canadian record producer, audio engineer, mixer, songwriter, and musician. Joey is known for his work with the rock groups Nickelback and My Darkest Days, and country music acts Chris Lane, Dallas Smith, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen and Morgan Wallen.
He was born in Whitehorse, Yukon, spending his first three years in Dawson City before moving to Gambier Island, British Columbia in 1979, then to Tumbler Ridge when he was ten. After graduating from Tumbler Ridge Secondary School, he moved to Vancouver, to attend the Audio Engineering program at the Centre for Digital Imaging and Sound (CDIS).
In the early 2000s, Joey Moi guided Nickelback through their 3X Platinum-certified 2003 release, The Long Road, and continued to collaborate and produce 4 of the bands’ studio albums which saw the group sell more than 30 million copies worldwide. Joey makes a brief cameo appearance in the music video for “Photograph”, where he is one of the subjects depicted in the titular photograph. Lead singer Chad Kroeger mentions him by name in the song, expressing confusion over "what the hell's on Joey's head" in the picture.
In 2010, Joey signed a publishing deal with Big Loud Shirt Publishing and made the move to Nashville and began working with Jake Owen on his single, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” – a 2X Platinum-certified hit and Owen's first #1 single. He went on to produce Owen’s Platinum-certified Barefoot Blue Jean Night album and his 2013 follow up, Days of Gold. In 2018, the two rekindled their creative partnership on “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”, which became Owen's seventh Billboard Country #1.
Moi formed a partnership in 2011 with Big Loud Shirt founder Craig Wiseman, Kevin “Chief" Zaruk, and Seth England to establish Big Loud Mountain – a one-stop shop for artist development, publishing, management and production.
Big Loud Mountain’s first client was then aspiring Country duo, Florida Georgia Line. With Moi producing the duo’s watershed fusion of Country, Hard Rock, and Hip Hop, they have gone on to change the face of Country music. Moi has produced Florida Georgia Line’s entire discography, including studio albums: Here’s To The Good Times (2X Platinum-certified), Anything Goes (Platinum-certified), Dig Your Roots (Platinum-certified), and Can’t Say I Ain’t Country. Florida Georgia Line's Moi-produced catalog has exceeded more than 8 Billion digital streams worldwide, selling more than 32 Million tracks and over 4 Million albums.
In 2015, Moi and his Big Loud partners founded Big Loud Records, an independent label headed by former radio executive Clay Hunnicutt which scored immediate success with Chris Lane’s R&B-influenced “Fix” – the company’s first-ever release. Big Loud Shirt, Big Loud Mountain, and Big Loud Records merged under the Big Loud moniker in 2017, and Chris Lane has since posted hits “For Her” and “Take Back Home Girl (feat. Tori Kelly)”. The Big Loud label family has since grown to include Dallas Smith, HARDY, Jake Owen, MacKenzie Porter, Mason Ramsey, and Morgan Wallen, and Sean Stemaly.
Moi has also produced successful projects for artists like Tim McGraw, RaeLynn, Keith Urban, The Chainsmokers, and more, and has earned a respected reputation as a composer, engineer and record mixer, contributing to recent projects by a diverse group of stars including Bebe Rexha, Owl City, and Alabama.
Moi has won multiple awards including the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year for “Cruise”, the Academy of Country Music’s Single of the Year (“H.O.L.Y.”) and Vocal Event of the Year (“This Is How We Roll” and “May We All”), and multiple Canadian Country Music Association honors. He was named the Top Hot Country Songs Producer of 2013 by Billboard and was toasted again as one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Country Producers of 2019. Joey has been named one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Country Producers.
Singles & Tracks
|Year||Artist||Single / Track||Certification||Role|
|2005||Hinder||By the Way|
|2008||Daughtry||Life After You|
|2011||Black Stone Cherry||All I'm Dreamin' Of|
|Kimberly Caldwell||Heart Like Mine|
|2012||Florida Georgia Line||Dayum, Baby||Gold|
|Here's To The Good Times||Gold|
|Round here||2X Platinum|
|This is How We Roll||5X Platinum|
|Cruise||Diamond & 11X Platinum|
|Get Your Shine On||3X Platinum|
|Tell Me How You Like It||Gold|
|2013||Small Town Pistols||Colour Blind|
|Florida Georgia Line||I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)|
|2014||Florida Georgia Line||Anything Goes||Platinum|
|Sippin' on Fire||Platinum|
|If I Die Tomorrow|
|For a Boy|
|God Made Girls|
|Three Days Grace||Fallen Angel|
|Florida Georgia Line||God, Your Mama, And Me||Platinum|
|May We All (feat. Tim McGraw)||2X Platinum|
|2018||Chris Lane||One Girl|
|Dallas Smith||Make 'Em Like You|
|Florida Georgia Line||Colorado|
|People Are Different|
|Talk You Out of It|
|Jake Owen||Catch A Cold One|
|Down to the Honkytonk|
|I Was Jack (You Were Diane)|
|Made For You|
|Something To Ride To|
|MacKenzie Porter||About You|
|2019||MacKenzie Porter||These Days|
|First Last Name|
|Sean Stemaly||Back On A Backroad|
|Last Night All Day|
|Morgan Wallen||Cover Me Up|
|2020||Blame My Youth||Right Where You Belong|
|Gryffin, Chris Lane||Hold You Tonight|
|Larry Fleet||Where I Find God|
|MacKenzie Porter||Seeing Other People|
|MacKenzie Porter||These Days (Remix)|
|Morgan Wallen||More Than My Hometown|
|Sean Stemaly||As Far As I Know|
|Sean Stemaly||Come Back to Bed|
|2011||SOCAN||#1 Song||Daughtry – Life After You|
|SOCAN||#1 Song||Nickelback – Gotta Be Somebody|
|SOCAN||#1 Song||Nickelback – Something In Your Mouth|
|SOCAN||#1 Song||Nickelback – When We Stand Together|
|2013||Billboard Music Awards||Top Hot Country Songs Producer||Best of 2013: The Year In Music|
|Country Music Association Awards||Song of the Year||Florida Georgia Line – Cruise|
|2014||Canadian Country Music Awards||Producer of the Year||Dallas Smith – Tippin' Point EP|
|SOCAN||Pop/Rock Award||Nickelback – When We Stand Together|
|2015||Canadian Country Music Awards||Producer of the Year||Dallas Smith – Lifted|
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- "Jake Owen's John Mellencamp Ode 'I Was Jack (You Were Diane)' Jumps to No. 1 On Country Airplay Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
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