Jordan Schmidt

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Jordan Schmidt
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Jordan Schmidt relaxing in his studio
Background information
Born (1988-02-26) February 26, 1988 (age 31)
OriginDuluth, Minnesota
GenresPop, rock, country, alternative, indie
Occupation(s)Songwriter, Music producer, engineer, mix engineer
Years active2003–present
Websitejordanmschmidt.com

Jordan Schmidt (born February 26, 1988) is a multi-platinum songwriter, music producer, engineer, and mixing engineer. He has co-written, produced, engineered or mixed songs for Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Chris Lane, One Ok Rock, Old Dominion, Hunter Hayes, Mitchell Tenpenny, Chris Lane, Nick Fradiani, The Swon Brothers, Motion City Soundtrack, All Time Low, Patent Pending, Forever in Your Mind, and many others. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Early years and personal life[edit]

Schmidt was born in Duluth, Minnesota. He was drawn to music at an early age, picking up the guitar when he was 10 years old, and began recording local artists at the age of 16. In 2006, Schmidt moved to College Park, Maryland, and took a job as Matt Squire's assistant.[1] After working with Matt, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he recorded bands such as Motion City Soundtrack, Quietdrive,[2] Sing It Loud,[3] You, Me, and Everyone We Know, Jamestown Story, Paradise Fears, Take Cover, and The Role Call.[4] Schmidt also produced or co-wrote songs featured in popular TV shows, such as: Hart of Dixie, NCIS: New Orleans, Nashville, Catfish, Battle Creek, Jersey Shore, The Biggest Loser, Dr. Phil, One Tree Hill, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Real World, Snooki & JWoww, Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant, True Life, The Challenge: Rivals, Bad Girls Club, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Life Unexpected, Are You the One?, Friendzone, 90210, The Challenge: Rivals II, I Used To Be Fat, and Life Unexpected.

In 2012, Schmidt moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he and his brother Dane Schmidt founded WeVolve Music, a music management, publishing and artist development company.[5] In April 2015, Jordan Schmidt became the first writer/producer signed to Tree Vibez Music, founded by Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line.[6] In July 2016, Jordan celebrated his first #1 song with Jason Aldean's "Lights Come On" and in October 2017 he secured his second #1 song with Kane Brown's "What Ifs." Schmidt landed his third #1 song with Jason Aldean's You Make It Easy in May of 2018, then celebrated his fourth #1 song with Mitchell Tenpenny's "Drunk Me" in December of 2018.

Songwriting Discography[edit]

Songs written or co-written by Schmidt.

Songwriting Discography
Year Artist Album Song Co-writers Additional Credits/Info
2019 Blake Shelton Single God's Country Michael Hardy, Devin Dawson #9 US Country Airplay
2019 High Valley Single Single Man Brad Rempel, Derrick Southerland #66 US Country Airplay
2019 Ingrid Andress Both Both Ingrid Andress, Derrick Southerland Producer
2019 Granger Smith Single Holler Smith, Andy Albert, Justin Wilson Producer
2019 Florida Georgia Line Can't Say I Ain't Country Speed Of Love Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley Programming
Small Town Hubbard, Kelley, Michael Hardy Programming
Blessings Hubbard, Kelley, Hardy, Tom Douglas, Jesse Frasure, Ernest K. Smith
2019 LoCash Brothers - LP God Thing Tyler Hubbard, Russell Dickerson, Alex Smith Producer
Secret Weapon Corey Crowder, Preston Brust, Chris Lucas
2018 HARDY Where To Find Me - EP Signed, Sober You Michael Hardy, Ben Burgess Programming
2018 King Calaway Self Titled - EP No Matter What Andy Albert, Mitchell Tenpenny, Devin Dawson, Paul DiGiovanni
2018 Granger Smith They Were There: A Hero's Documentary (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) They Were There Granger Smith, Andy Albert, Mitchell Tenpenny
I'm A Fan Smith, Justin Wilson, Jamie Paulin
We Got It Smith, Justin Wilson, Jamie Paulin
2018 HARDY This Ole Boy Rednecker Andy Albert, Michael Hardy #38 US Country Airplay, Programming
Throwback Corey Crowder, Rodney Clawson, Hardy Programming
2018 The Band CAMINO Single Daphne Blue Seth Ennis, The Band CAMINO Producer
2018 Andrew Hyatt CAIN Some Dust Don't Settle Down Andy Albert, Mitchell Tenpenny
2018 Axel Muniz Single Estas Con Alguien(feat. Eva Ruiz) Calynn Green, Gabe Simon, Dahiu Rosenblatt Producer
2018 Aaron Pritchett Single Worth A Shot Andy Albert, Clint Lagerberg #6 Canada Country Songs
2018 Jason Aldean Rearview Town You Make It Easy Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard, Morgan Wallen #1 US Country Airplay, #1 US Hot Country Songs, 2X Platinum
Love Me Or Don't Hubbard, Wallen
2018 Craig Campbell Single See You Try Tyler Hubbard, Bart Butler, James McNair #35 US Country Airplay
2018 Rodney Atkins Single Caught Up In The Country Connie Harrington, Mike Walker #20 US Country Airplay
2018 Hunter Hayes Single Love This Girl Hunter Hayes, Andy Albert, Jessie Jo Dillon Co-Producer
2018 Mitchell Tenpenny Mitchell Tenpenny - EP Drunk Me Tenpenny, Justin Wilson #1 US Country Airplay, producer
Truck I Drove In High School Tenpenny, Andy Albert, Devin Dawson Producer
2018 Shawn Austin Single Get Me There Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins #22 Canada Country Songs
2018 Matt Lang Matt Lang - EP Love Me Some You Andy Albert, Jessie Jo Dillon
2017 Old Dominion Happy Endings New York at Night Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi
2017 Granger Smith When The Good Guys Win Happens Like That Granger Smith, Andy Albert, Tyler Hubbard, Justin Wilson #13 US Country Airplay, #18 US Hot Country Songs, Gold Record
Gimme Something Wilson, Jared Mullins
Still Holds Up Smith, Albert, Wilson
Stutter Smith, Albert, Wilson
Never Too Old Smith, Albert, Wilson
Reppin' My Roots Smith, Josh Mirenda, Jaron Boyer
2017 Chris Lane Take Back Home - EP One Girl Andy Albert, Michael Hardy
2017 Shawn Austin Single Paradise Found Andy Albert, Marc Beeson, Jon Mabe #10 Canada Country Songs
2017 Mitchell Tenpenny Self Titled - EP Laid Back Tenpenny, Andy Albert, Justin Richards, Sammy Arriaga Producer
2017 One OK Rock Skyfall - EP Right By Your Side Takahiro Moriuchi Producer
2017 Cale Dodds All Over All Over Cale Dodds, Corey Crowder
2017 Sammy Arriaga Meet in the Middle - EP Expensive Josh Miller, Kyle Fishman, Benjy Davis
2016 Backroad Anthem Feel This Night - EP Curfew Dan Smyers, Devin Dawson, Andy Albert
Original Seth Ennis, Albert
2016 Florida Georgia Line Dig Your Roots Smooth Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Nicolle Galyon #14 US Country Airplay, #16 Billboard Hot Country Songs, Gold Record
Life is a Honeymoon Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Cary Barlowe, David Marley
Island Ryan Hurd, Matt McGinn
Lifer Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley Additional Programming
Music is Healing Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Craig Wiseman Additional Programming
While He's Still Around Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Chase Rice, Jesse Rice, Craig Wiseman
Heatwave Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Kyle Fishman, Brett Warren, Brad Warren
2016 Haley Georgia Single Shots Haley Georgia Producer
2016 Jason Aldean They Don't Know Lights Come On Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard, Jimmy Robbins, Brad Warren, Brett Warren #1 Billboard US Country Airplay,[7] #3 Billboard US Hot Country Songs [8], 1X Platinum
2016 Granger Smith Remington If the Boot Fits Andy Albert, Mitchell Tenpenny #6 Billboard US Country Airplay
2016 Nick Fradiani Hurricane Forget2ForgetU Nick Fradiani, Joe Ragosta, Mitchell Tenpenny Producer
Nobody Nick Fradiani, Calynn Green, Zach Lockwood Producer
All on You Nick Fradiani, Mitchell Tenpenny, Andy Albert Producer, #29 Billboard US Pop Songs[9]
2016 Kane Brown Kane Brown Ain't No Stopping Us Now Kane Brown, Jamie Paulin Drum Programming
What Ifs Kane Brown, Matt McGinn #1 US Billboard Hot Country, #1 US Country Airplay, #26 US Billboard Hot 100, 3X Platinum
2016 Chris Lane Girl Problems All About You Chris Lane, Andy Albert
2016 Dylan Schneider Wannabe EP You Heard Wrong Will Weatherly, Cole Taylor
2016 Rajiv Dhall Single Tempo Rajiv Dhall, Calynn Green, Blake Co-producer
2016 Forever In Your Mind FIYM EP Whistle Calynn Green, Steph Jones Co-producer
2016 The Swon Brothers Timeless EP Just Another Girl Cole Taylor, Zach Swon, Colton Swon
2016 Tiffany Houghton Single I'm Gonna Love You Tiffany Houghton, Jimmie Deeghan Co-producer
2015 One OK Rock 35xxxv Memories Takahiro Moriuchi Producer

Production Discography[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Industry Interview". The Sound Alarm. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Quietdrive Recording New EP". Absolute Punk. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Sing It Loud (Track by Track)". Alternative Press. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  4. ^ "The Role Call". MTV. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  5. ^ WeVolve Music
  6. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Members Launch Publishing Company". Music Row. 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "Jason Aldean – Chart history". Billboard Country Airplay for Jason Aldean. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  8. ^ "Jason Aldean – Chart history". Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jason Aldean. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  9. ^ "Nick Fradiani – Chart history". Billboard Pop Songs Airplay for Nick Fradiani. Retrieved 2016-11-05.

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