Charlie Peacock is a Grammy Award-winning, multi-format performer, composer and record producer. Peacock's production credits range from Al Green and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to current AAA and Americana successes such as The Lone Bellow, Holly Williams, Ben Rector and Brett Dennen. Most recently, Peacock produced "Misery Chain" for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell featuring Joy Williams, from the soundtrack to the film, 12 Years A Slave.
Peacock began his iconoclastic career in the 1980s as a singer-songwriter for A&M, then Island Records. In addition to his unique solo efforts, Peacock has played a lead role in creating major chart hits in three separate decades—most notably Amy Grant's "Every Heartbeat" (1991), Switchfoot's "Dare You to Move" (2002), The Civil Wars' Gold debut album Barton Hollow (2011) - earning Grammys for Best Folk Album and Country Duo - and the (2013) #1 Billboard debut, The Civil Wars, featuring the co-written single, “The One That Got Away.” In recent years, Peacock's solo output has included his acclaimed singer-songwriter release, No Man's Land (2012), and two jazz/improvisational releases, Love Press Ex-Curio (2005) and Arc of the Circle (2008), a duet collaboration with saxophonist Jeff Coffin. The former reached #4 on the CMJ Jazz Chart after highest debut and the latter hit #2 on the CMJ Jazz Chart with features in Jazz Times and Downbeat. Peacock has performed and recorded with such notable jazz artists as Ralph Alessi, Don Alias, Scott Amendola, Joey Baron, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Ravi Coltrane, James Genus, Felix Pastorius, Ben Perowsky, Marc Ribot, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kirk Whalum, Matt Wilson, and Victor Wooten.
Considered one of Nashville's most prolific cultural influencers, Peacock has dedicated himself to championing the independent music scene. Toward that end he has worked with Brooke Waggoner, The Civil Wars, Ruby Amanfu, k.s. rhoads, Lenachka, and the Ten Out of Tenn project featuring Erin McCarley, Matthew Perryman Jones, Trent Dabbs, Katie Herzig and more. A long-time advocate for social justice, Peacock has worked directly with The ONE Campaign for over a decade, a fruitful relationship that began in 2002 when he hosted co-founder Bono and, later, ONE President David Lane at his home, putting them in front of Nashville's artist community.
Peacock's many endeavors include working in Film/TV as a music supervisor (Switchfoot, The Daylights and Joy Williams), and as writer/director/producer for the short film The Legend Hank Cochran (2010) starring Merle Haggard, Elvis Costello, Lee Ann Womack and Jamey Johnson. Peacock was also music producer/film producer/director for Brooke Waggoner’s short Go Easy Little Doves concert DVD, and producer for the award-winning Any Day Now documentary of the Ten Out of Tenn Fall Tour 2008 starring Erin McCarley, Trent Dabbs, Katie Herzig and Matthew Perryman Jones.