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Jay Joyce
Jay Joyce
John Joseph "Jay" Joyce
BornCleveland, Ohio, U.S.
OriginNashville, Tennessee
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Keyboard

John Joseph "Jay" Joyce is an American record producer, songwriter and session musician. In the 1990s, Joyce, with Chris Feinstein and Brad Pemberton, recorded and toured as Iodine and began working as a record producer, working with artists such as The Wallflowers, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, White Reaper and Cage the Elephant. In the 2000s, Joyce began produced Eric Church, Halestorm, Zac Brown Band, Brandy Clark, Amos Lee, Declan McKenna, Fidlar and Little Big Town.[1][2][3] He has also played guitar for Crowded House, The Wallflowers, John Hiatt, Iggy Pop, Brendan Benson and Macy Gray.[4]

In recent years the Grammy Award-Winning Producer of the Year has worked with Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Brothers Osborne and Miranda Lambert, as well as played a major role in helping newcomers Ashley McBryde, LANCO, Devin Dawson and Tenille Townes find unique sounds and hone their songwriting abilities. In 2014 Joyce partnered with Warner/Chappell to establish Neon Cross Music, a publishing company with a roster of rock, pop and country artists and writers.[5]

Joyce has also received four CMA Awards[6] and five ACM Awards[7] including Producer of the Year. In 2018, rock critic Rob Harvilla of "The Ringer" named Joyce "the most influential--and hardest-rocking--man in Country music."[8]


Songwriting discography

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
1999 Chantal Kreviazuk Colour Moving and Still "Before You" Chantal Kreviazuk
Shelby Lynne I Am Shelby Lynne "Dream Some" Shelby Lynne, Dorothy Overstreet
2004 Marc Broussard Carencro "Save Me" Marc Broussard
Low Millions Ex-Girlfriends "Here She Comes" Adam Cohen
Liam Titcomb Liam Titcomb "Cross Yourself"
2005 Faith Hill Fireflies "The Lucky One" Brad Warren, Brett Warren
2009 Love and Theft World Wide Open "Freedom" Stephen Barker Liles, Brad Warren, Brett Warren
2011 Emmylou Harris Hard Bargain "Cross Yourself"
2012 Little Big Town Tornado "Leavin' In Your Eyes" Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Brett Warren, Brad Warren
2013 Thomas Rhett It Goes Like This "All-American Middle Class White Boy" Thomas Rhett, Brett Warren, Brad Warren
Keith Urban Fuse "Lucky Charm" Keith Urban, Jeremy Spillman
2014 Little Big Town Pain Killer "Good People" Natalie Hemby, Jeremy Spillman
"Turn the Light On" Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet,
Kimberly Schlapman, Natalie Hemby, Jeremy Spillman
"Silver and Gold" Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jedd Hughes

Production discography

Year Artist Album Song(s)
1998 Patty Griffin Flaming Red All tracks except "One Big Love"
1999 Tim Finn Say It Is So All tracks
Chantal Kreviazuk Colour Moving and Still All tracks
2000 Rubyhorse How Far Have You Come? All tracks
The Warren Brothers King of Nothing "King of Nothing"
2001 Tim Finn Feeding the Gods All tracks
John Hiatt The Tiki Bar Is Open All tracks
2002 Rubyhorse Rise All tracks
2003 Shaye The Bridge
2004 Low Millions Ex-Girlfriends
2006 Eric Church Sinners Like Me All tracks
2008 Cage the Elephant Cage the Elephant All tracks
2009 Eric Church Carolina All tracks
2011 Cage the Elephant Thank You, Happy Birthday All tracks
Eric Church Chief All tracks
Emmylou Harris Hard Bargain All tracks
2012 Little Big Town Tornado All tracks
The Wallflowers Glad All Over All tracks
2013 Cage the Elephant Melophobia All tracks
Eric Church Caught in the Act All tracks
Patty Griffin Silver Bell All tracks (co produced w/Craig Ross)
Amos Lee Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song All tracks
Thomas Rhett It Goes Like This "Whatcha Got in That Cup", "Something to Do with My Hands", "Make Me Wanna",
"Front Porch Junkies (Remix)", "All-American Middle Class White Boy", "Beer with Jesus"
Keith Urban Fuse "Love's Posters Child", "Lucky Charm" (both co-produced w/Urban)
2014 Eric Church The Outsiders All tracks
Little Big Town Pain Killer All tracks
Randy Rogers Band Homemade Tamales - Live at Floore's
Sleeper Agent About Last Night
2015 Eric Church Mr. Misunderstood All tracks
Coheed and Cambria The Color Before the Sun All tracks (co produced w/Coheed and Cambria)
FIDLAR Too All tracks
Halestorm Into the Wild Life All tracks
Carrie Underwood Storyteller "Renegade Runaway", "Dirty Laundry", "Smoke Break",
"Choctaw County Affair", "Like I'll Never Love You Again", "Chaser"
Zac Brown Band Jekyll + Hyde "Homegrown", "Bittersweet" (both co-produced w/Zac Brown)
2016 Brothers Osborne Pawn Shop
Brandy Clark Big Day in a Small Town All tracks
2017 Little Big Town The Breaker All tracks
2018 Brothers Osborne Port Saint Joe All tracks
Ashley McBryde Girl Going Nowhere All tracks
Eric Church Desperate Man All tracks


  1. ^ "Little Big Town: About". Little Big Town. Archived from the original on 15 November 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "M Music & Musicians Magazine » JAY JOYCE". Mmusicmag.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Post News | Jay Joyce installs 48 channel SSL Duality console in Nashville facility". Solid State Logic. 2008-03-28. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "M Music & Musicians Magazine » JAY JOYCE". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Warner/Chappell Music Signs Co-Pub Deal With Joyce". 2014-04-23. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Past Winners And Nominees". 2019 CMA Awards | Wednesday, November 13 on ABC. Retrieved .
  7. ^ LTD, BubbleUp. "winners". Academy of Country Music. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Harvilla, Rob (2018-08-21). "The Most Influential--and Hardest-Rocking--Man in Country Music". The Ringer. Retrieved .

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