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BILLY SMILEY

Artist | Producer | Songwriter

5 time Grammy-nominated and 26 time Dove-nominated artist/producer/songwriter based out of Nashville, Tennessee and Scottsdale, Arizona. His music production and songwriting is focused on rock, pop, country, contemporary christian, worship, r&b, and jazz. With a degree in Music Theory and Composition from Bethel College in South Bend, IN, and Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. He currently works in his own studio facilities out at the famed Dark Horse Recording, located in Franklin, TN.

As a founding member and producer of White Heart, he also helped A&R, discover, develop, produce, and/or write for such artists as The Newsboys, Steven Curtis Chapman, Susan Ashton, The Normals, Aaron Shust, Margaret Becker, Clay Aiken, Johnny Cash, Petra, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Geoff Moore and the Distance, Rachel Rachel, The Gaither Vocal Band, 4 Him, and Michael English.

As a songwriter for Curb, Sparrow, BMG, Warner/Word, and Brentwood/Benson he has co-written 25 no. 1 songs, and over 50 top 10 songs.

His Grammy Nominations included producing the nominated song “Silent Night”, recorded by BeBe & CeCe Winans, and he co-produced with Dann Huff the nominated album, “WhiteHeart”, as well as the Grammy nominated album  “Tales of Wonder”.  White Heart went on to tour worldwide through 1998, selling over 2.5 million records, with 17 no. 1 singles, and 23 Dove nominations.