Joey Moi

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Joey Moi
Bornc. 1976[1]
Whitehorse, Yukon
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Programming
  • Synthesizer
  • Vocals
Years active2001 - Present
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial Website

Joey Moi is a Canadian record producer, audio engineer, 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).[2]

While attending engineering school at the Centre for Digital Imaging and Sound[3] (now The Art Institute of Vancouver) in Vancouver, he began working with Nickelback on demos.[4][5]

Career[edit]

In the early 2000’s, 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[6].

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[7]. 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 7.8 Billion digital streams worldwide, selling more than 32.1 Million tracks and 4.4 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, Jillian Jacqueline, MacKenzie Porter, Mason Ramsey, and Morgan Wallen.

Moi has also produced successful projects for artists like Tim McGraw, RaeLynn, 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.

Joey has been named one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Country Producers[8].

Credits[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Artist Album Certification Role[9]
Engineering Keys Mixing Percussion Production Programming Songwriting Strings Vocals
2002 Theory of a Deadman Theory of a Deadman
2003 Nickelback The Long Road 3X Platinum[10]
2005 Nickelback All the Right Reasons Diamond[11]
2008 Nickelback Dark Horse 3X Platinum[12]
2009 Faber Drive Can't Keep a Secret
2010 My Darkest Days My Darkest Days
"Porn Star Dancing"
2011 Jake Owen Barefoot Blue Jean Night
Nickelback Here and Now Platinum[13]
"Bottoms Up",

"When We Stand Together"

2012 Dallas Smith Jumped Right In
"And Then Some",

"Nothing but Summer",

"What Kinda Love",

Florida Georgia Line Here's to the Good Times 2X Platinum[14]
"Cruise", "Stay"
Florida Georgia Line It'z Just What We Do (EP)
"Cruise"
Jake Owen Endless Summer (EP)
My Darkest Days Sick and Twisted Affair
All but "Love Crime", "Stutter"
2013 Jake Owen Days of Gold
2014 Dallas Smith Lifted
Dallas Smith Tippin' Point
Florida Georgia Line Anything Goes Platinum[15]
2015 Owl City Mobile Orchestra
2016 Chris Lane Girl Problems
Dallas Smith Side Effects
Florida Georgia Line Dig Your Roots Platinum[16]
2018 Chris Lane Laps Around The Sun
HARDY This Ole Boy
Mason Ramsey Famous EP
Morgan Wallen If I Know Me
2019 Dallas Smith The Fall
Florida Georgia Line Can't Say I Ain't Country
HARDY Where To Find Me

Singles & Tracks[edit]

Year Artist Single / Track Certification Role[17]
Engineering Mixing Percussion Production Programming Songwriting Strings Vocals
2005 Hinder By the Way
Get Stoned
How Long
2008 Daughtry Life After You
2011 Black Stone Cherry All I'm Dreamin' Of
Stay
Kimberly Caldwell Heart Like Mine
2012 Florida Georgia Line Dayum, Baby Gold
Here's To The Good Times Gold
Round here 2X Platinum
Stay 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
Confession Platinum
Dirt 2X Platinum
Sippin' on Fire Platinum
Sun Daze Platinum
If I Die Tomorrow
2015 RaeLynn Always Sing
For a Boy
God Made Girls
Kissin' Frogs
Three Days Grace Fallen Angel
2016 Chris Lane Cool
Drinkin' Games
Stolen Car
Florida Georgia Line God, Your Mama, And Me Platinum
H.O.L.Y. 4X Platinum
May We All (feat. Tim McGraw) 2X Platinum
Smooth Gold
2017 RaeLynn Your Heart
2018 Chris Lane One Girl
Dallas Smith Make 'Em Like You
Rhinestone World
Florida Georgia Line Colorado
People Are Different
Simple Platinum
Sittin' Pretty
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
Drive Thru
Mason Ramsey Famous
White Christmas

Awards[edit]

Year Organization Award Project
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[18] 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[19] Dallas Smith - Lifted

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newman, Melinda (4 October 2013). "Billboard's Top Producers of 2013 -- 8. Joey Moi". Billboard. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  2. ^ Proulx, Ray (14 October 2015). "TumblerRidgeNews: Local Boy Wins Producer of the Year Awards (again) at Canadian Country Music Association Awards". TumblerRidgeNews. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  3. ^ Bliss, Karen (1 September 2003). "Nickelback: recording 'the long road'". Canadian Musician. Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  4. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (18 October 2013). "MusicRow: Exclusive Interview with Producer Joey Moi". MusicRow. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Joey Moi: 'Nickelback Has Always Written Big Riffs And Grooves'". Ultimate-Guitar.com. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Florida Georgia Line helped change country music. What do they say to people who wish they didn't?". Washington Post. July 24, 2015.
  8. ^ "Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  9. ^ "Joey Moi: Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  10. ^ "The Long Road", Wikipedia, 2019-01-22, retrieved 2019-02-22
  11. ^ "All the Right Reasons", Wikipedia, 2019-01-22, retrieved 2019-02-22
  12. ^ "Dark Horse (Nickelback album)", Wikipedia, 2018-11-21, retrieved 2019-02-22
  13. ^ "Here and Now (Nickelback album)", Wikipedia, 2018-11-25, retrieved 2019-02-22
  14. ^ "Here's to the Good Times", Wikipedia, 2018-10-19, retrieved 2019-02-22
  15. ^ "Anything Goes (Florida Georgia Line album)", Wikipedia, 2018-09-05, retrieved 2019-02-22
  16. ^ "Dig Your Roots", Wikipedia, 2019-02-18, retrieved 2019-02-22
  17. ^ "Joey Moi: Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  18. ^ "Joey Moi named #1 Producer in Country Music". Big Loud Management. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  19. ^ "Complete List of 2015 CCMA Award Winners - Canadian Country Music Association". www.ccma.org. Retrieved 2019-02-22.