Festival of Faith & Music

FFM 2009

Calvin College

CALVIN - Minds in the Making
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Charlie Peacock

Charlie Peacock (born Charles William Ashworth, August 10, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, record producer, session musician and author. He is often noted as a unique musical and lyrical voice, intelligent, innovative, and difficult to categorize. His resume also includes touring artist, record company president, seminary student, jazz artist, film producer, and Sr. A&R consultant to mega-music publisher, Sony/ATV. Peacock, included in Billboard's Encyclopedia of Record Producers as one of the 500 most important record producers in music history, is a three-time recipient of the Gospel Music Association's Dove Award for Producer of the Year, a Grammy-award winner, and a six-time Grammy nominee for production on various artists. As an A&R scout and record company executive he is primarily known for signing and developing the multi-platinum rock band, Switchfoot. Since 2001, Peacock has worked directly with DATA and the ONE Campaign, including hosting both Bono and ONE President David Lane, and putting them in front of Nashville’s artist community. His work with young, emerging artists is ongoing, and includes the artist coalition in Nashville known as Ten Out Of Tenn. Charlie and his wife, author Andi Ashworth, co-founded Art House America in 1990, a ministry of hospitality, art and Christian studies, whose primary mission is the advancement of the integration of arts and the Christian faith for the benefit of the Church and the culture at large.