Kevin Churko

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Kevin Churko
Birth name Kevin Gregory Churko
Born (1968-01-19) 19 January 1968 (age 49)
Origin Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Genres Rock, heavy metal, country, pop
Occupation(s) Producer, engineer, musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, bass, vocals
Years active 1980s–present
Associated acts Ozzy Osbourne, Modern Science, See: #Discography section for other associations
Website kevinchurko.com

Kevin Gregory Churko (born 19 January 1968 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian musician, sound engineer, songwriter and record producer best known for his work with artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach, Modern Science, Five Finger Death Punch, Hinder, In This Moment, and Shania Twain.[1]

Awards[edit]

He has been nominated for seven Juno Awards and has won four times.[2] He won his first Juno in 2008 for Recording Engineer of the Year for Ozzy Osbourne's "I Don't Wanna Stop"/"The Almighty Dollar" single,[3] once in 2009 for Engineer of the Year for Simon Collins "U-Catastrophe" and again in 2011 for engineering "Scream" by Ozzy Osbourne.[4] He was nominated for producer of the year in 2010 for his son Kane Gregory Churko's band Modern Science and in This Moment's second album "The Dream".[5] In 2013 He and his son Kane were jointly nominated for producer of the year for their work on In This Moments "Blood" and "Adrenalize" and won the Recording Engineer of the Year award for In This Moment's "Blood" and Five Finger Death Punch's "Coming Down".[2]

Churko also produced and co-wrote the song "I Don't Wanna Stop" by Ozzy Osbourne which was nominated for "Best Hard Rock Performance" at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Churko & Ozzy were nominated for a second Grammy Award again for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2010 for Scream.[6]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Churko". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Artist Summary". The JUNO Awards. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ozzy Osbourne's Producer Snags Juno Award". HipHop-Elements.com. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ozzy Osbourne's 'Scream' Producer/Engineer Kevin Churko Honored At Juno Awards - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nominees". The JUNO Awards. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
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  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Kevin Churko". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
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  9. ^ Choose Love (Booklet). Ringo Starr. Koch, Koch Entertainment LP. 2005. KOC-CD-9919, KOC-CD-9950. 
  10. ^ "Hinder's Austin Winkler talks "The All-American Nightmare"". SoundSpike. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  11. ^ a b Kevin Churko. "Kevin Churko | Compositions". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  12. ^ Jeff Cornell (9 September 2014). "In This Moment Unveil New Album Details, New Single + Tour". Loudwire. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Disturbed Return With New Song, Announce New Album". Loudwire. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.