With a multi-PLATINUM selling, chart-dominating resume that stretches back more than 15 years, Joey Moi is one of the most influential figures working in the music industry today. Known primarily as a producer with more than 20 #1s to his credit, the veteran hitmaker is one of Billboard’s Top Country Producers of 2019, and also a celebrated songwriter, engineer, mixer, and business leader.
Originally from Western Canada, Moi found early success in the hard-rock genre of the early 2000s, collaborating with and producing multi-PLATINUM icons Nickelback. First guiding their 3X PLATINUM 2003 album, THE LONG ROAD, Moi continued on with the band through 2011’s HERE AND NOW, a period which saw the group record four full projects and sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.
After signing a song-publishing deal with Big Loud Shirt Publishing in 2010, Moi made the move to Nashville and scored his first Country production credit with Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” – a 2X PLATINUM smash and Owen’s first career #1 single. He went on to produce Owen’s PLATINUM-certified BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT album and the 2013 follow up, DAYS OF GOLD, and in 2018 rekindled their creative partnership on “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” Owen’s seventh Billboard Country #1.
In 2011, Moi formed a partnership with Big Loud Shirt founder and Grammy-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman, veteran artist manager Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and Big Loud VP Seth England, establishing Big Loud Mountain as an innovative, one-stop shop for artist development, publishing, management, and production.
Big Loud Mountain’s first client was an aspiring Country duo called Florida Georgia Line, and with Moi producing their watershed fusion of Country, Hard Rock, and Hip Hop, they’ve gone on to change the face of Country music forever. Moi has produced Florida Georgia Line’s entire chart-topping lead-artist discography, including the 2X PLATINUM HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES, PLATINUM DIG YOUR ROOTS, and the duo’s fourth studio album, CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY, due February 15 on BMLG Records. That project includes their PLATINUM-certified 16th #1 single, “Simple,” and the steamy chart-riser, “Talk You Out of It.”
So far, Florida Georgia Line’s Moi-produced catalog has exceeded 7.8 Billion digital streams worldwide, selling more than 32.1 Million tracks and 4.4 Million albums in the process. As the recipients of Billboard’s first ever Trailblazer Award, the duo has also made Country-music history, scoring the genre’s first ever DIAMOND-certified single with their record-breaking debut, “Cruise,” which has sold more than 11 Million copies to date. Moi has also produced successful projects for artists like Tim McGraw, RaeLynn, The Chainsmokers, and more, and has earned a respected reputation as a composer, engineer and record mixer, contributing to recent projects by a diverse group of stars including Bebe Rexha, Owl City, and Alabama.
In 2015, Moi and his Big Loud partners founded Big Loud Records, an independent label headed by former radio executive Clay Hunnicutt which scored immediate, GOLD-certified #1 success with Chris Lane’s R&B-influenced “Fix” – the company’s first-ever release. Big Loud Shirt, Big Loud Mountain, and Big Loud Records merged under the Big Loud moniker in 2017, and Lane has since posted two more Top 10 hits (“For Her,” and PLATINUM “Take Back Home Girl” featuring Tori Kelly), while the Big Loud label family has grown to include Owen, rising star Morgan Wallen (PLATINUM #1 “Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line), fresh-faced viral superstar Mason Ramsey (debut single “Famous”), edgy firebrand Jillian Jacqueline (whose SIDE B was named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “Best Country EPs of 2018”), HARDY (who released his hard-charging debut EP, THIS OLE BOY), and newcomer MacKenzie Porter.
Moi has won multiple awards over his career, including the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year for “Cruise,” the Academy of Country Music’s Single of the Year (“H.O.L.Y.”) and Vocal Event of the Year (“This Is How We Roll” and “May We All”), and multiple Canadian Country Music Association honors. He was named the Top Hot Country Songs Producer of 2013 by Billboard magazine, and was toasted again as one of Billboard’s Top Country Producers of 2019.