Hubbard at The Trust Music Group Studios
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Rock, pop, country, hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Producer, manager, songwriter, arranger, sound engineer, concert producer|
Tommy Hubbard is an American, Los Angeles-based, multi-platinum record producer, multi-instrumentalist, manager and co-founder of The Trust.Hubbard's collective album credits as a producer under The Trust include executive producing Chico & The Gypsies 2018 #1 Latin album Mi Corazón, Producing & writing for Caribbean Soca Music Star Kes, Contributing as a songwriter to the soundtrack of Universal Pictures comedic film Night School starring actor/comedian Kevin Hart, executive producing the Latin Grammy Award winning group The Gipsy Kings, France’s Multi-platinum indi-pop singer Shy’m, French DJ & sculpture artist Richard Orlinski, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Funk musician Bootsy Collins (James Brown, parliament funkadelic), 11-time South African Music Award Winner and judge on The Voice South Africa Lira, 5-time Grammy Award winning, world music vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus, Company of Thieves frontwoman Genevieve, and French pop singer Maude including co-producing & co-writing Maude's 2014 album #HoldUp and co-writing her debut #1 single “Love Is What You Make of It". Additionally, under The Trust, Hubbard manages two-time Grammy Award nominated, multi-platinum record producer Jayme David Silverstein whose production credits include Miguel, Kaskade, Eva Simons, Richard Orlinski and Morgan Page. Hubbard has produced songs for national and international TV shows and movies such as American Idol , The Voice, Chelsea Lately , Good Morning America , ABC's Stitchers and Disney's Bad Hair Day . In addition to Tommy's recording work, he is a live music producer of festivals, one-off concerts and tours that have featured acts such as Wiz Khalifa, Alesso, Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon (of The Animals), Marky Ramone (of The Ramones), Nelly, Tyga, Natasha Beddingfield, Snoop Dogg and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. At fourteen years old, despite being the youngest to compete, Hubbard was named the first-place winner of the 2003 Riffathon, an international guitar competition judged by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Brian May of Queen.
Billy Ray Cyrus is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has released 16 studio albums and 53 singles since 1992, and is known for his hit single "Achy Breaky Heart", which topped the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart and became the first single ever to achieve triple platinum status in Australia. It was also the best-selling single in the same country in 1992. Due to the song's music video, the line dance rose in popularity.
Philip Ramone was a South African-born American recording engineer, record producer, violinist and composer, who in 1958 co-founded A & R Recording, Inc., a recording studio with business partner Jack Arnold at 112 West 48th Street, New York, upstairs from the famous musicians' watering hole, Jim & Andy's, and several doors east of Manny's Music. The success of the original A & R Recording allowed it to expand into several studios and a record production company. He was described by Billboard as "legendary", and the BBC as a "CD pioneer".
Alapalooza is the eighth studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released in 1993. By the completion of his previous album, Off the Deep End, Yankovic had already written all of the original songs that he planned to use on his next release. This new album, which would eventually be titled Alapalooza in reference to the music festival Lollapalooza, consisted of seven original songs and five parodies. It produced three parody singles: "Jurassic Park", "Bedrock Anthem", and "Achy Breaky Song". "Jurassic Park" was a top five hit on the Canadian magazine The Record's single chart.
This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1992.
"Achy Breaky Heart" is a song written in 1990 by Don Von Tress. Originally published in a recording by The Marcy Brothers under the title "Don't Tell My Heart" in 1991, it was later recorded by Billy Ray Cyrus and released on his debut album Some Gave All in 1992. The song is Cyrus' debut single and signature song. It became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia and also 1992's best-selling single in the same country. In the United States, it became a crossover hit on pop and country radio, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Country Songs chart, becoming the first country single to be certified Platinum since "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in 1983. The single topped in several countries, and after being featured on Top of the Pops in the United Kingdom, peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart. It was Cyrus' biggest hit single in the U.S. until he was featured on "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019.
Samuel Joshua Watters is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and record executive. Watters was a member of the multi-platinum selling 1990s R&B group Color Me Badd and co-authored many of their hits including "I Adore Mi Amor", and "All 4 Love". Watters has also written and produced songs for Grammy-winning and nominated artists such as American Idol winners Fantasia, Kelly Clarkson and Jordin Sparks, and other superstars such as Céline Dion, Whitney Houston, Leona Lewis, and Anastacia. Watters is a member of the production/songwriting team The Runaways including fellow hitmakers Rico Love, Wayne Wilkins, Ryan Tedder, and Louis Biancaniello.
Robby Ray Stewart is a fictional character from the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, portrayed by Billy Ray Cyrus. Robby is the single father of Jackson Stewart and Miley Stewart. He appears in all episodes in seasons 1 and 2, is absent for 3 episodes in season 3, and is absent for 1 episode in season 4. The character is based on Jed Clampett, the main character of The Beverly Hillbillies, even to the point of using Jed's famous catchphrase "Well doggies!".
Some Gave All is the debut album by American singer Billy Ray Cyrus. It was his first album for Mercury Records in 1992 and became the best selling album of that year in the United States, selling over 9 million copies in the first 12 months of release. It produced four hit singles on the Billboard country charts. The first of these was Cyrus's breakthrough song "Achy Breaky Heart", which topped the charts in several countries. In the US it was a five-week number one on the Hot Country Songs chart, as well as a top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. It became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia and was the best-selling single of 1992 in the same country. Thanks to the video of the song, there was an explosion of line dancing into the mainstream, becoming a craze. The song earned Grammy Award nominations for Cyrus in the categories Record of the Year and Best Country Vocal Performance, Male. That same year, Cyrus also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist. "Achy Breaky Heart" was originally recorded as "Don't Tell My Heart" by The Marcy Brothers on their 1991 self-titled album.
Billy Ray Cyrus is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist. He has released 16 studio albums and 53 singles since 1992, and is best known for his debut single "Achy Breaky Heart". 32 of his singles have charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart between 1992 and 2011.
Prairie Home Invasion is an album released by US musicians Jello Biafra and Mojo Nixon in 1994. The title is a play on the popular public radio program A Prairie Home Companion and the Ice-T album Home Invasion. There was also 7" and CD singles released for "Will The Fetus Be Aborted?", which included an outtake from this album titled "The Lost World" as a B-side and Eugene Chadbourne & Evan Johns' parody of Billy Ray Cyrus's "Achy Breaky Heart" titled "Achy Rakey Heart" as a CD single bonus track. "Let's Go Burn Ole Nashville Down" has been described as a comment "on the sad state of country music in the '90s", with lyrics that attacked Garth Brooks and Jimmy Bowen.
"Austin" is a song written by David Kent and Kirsti Manna and recorded by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released in April 2001 as Shelton's debut single and the first from his self-titled debut album.
"Could've Been Me" is a song written by Reed Nielsen and Monty Powell, and performed by American country music artist Billy Ray Cyrus. It was released in July 1992 as the second single from his multi-platinum selling debut album, Some Gave All. The song reached number 2 on the U.S. Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, behind "Love's Got a Hold on You" by Alan Jackson and it also reached number-one on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. It was the follow-up to the number 1 song, "Achy Breaky Heart".
David Kershenbaum is an American record producer and entrepreneur, born in Springfield, Missouri. He has worked with many artists including Duran Duran, Tracy Chapman, Joe Jackson, Laura Branigan, Bryan Adams, Supertramp, Cat Stevens, Elkie Brooks, and Tori Amos. As a producer he has earned 75 international gold and platinum albums. His work has yielded multiple Grammys and an Oscar nomination.
Sacha Skarbek is a British Ivor Novello Award two-time winner and Grammy nominated songwriter, producer, film scorer and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for writing James Blunt's hit singles "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover" as well as Miley Cyrus' hit song "Wrecking Ball". Skarbek has worked with artists such as Adele, Lana Del Rey, Jason Mraz, Tears for Fears, Duffy and many more.
Damon William Elliott, also known as BUCK 22, is an American producer and singer. Damon has worked in several genres of music including pop, hip hop, rock, R&B, gospel, reggae and country as a writer, composer, producer and recording artist. He is the founder/CEO of The Damon Elliott Music Group, and the founder and president of both Confidential Records and Kind Music Group.
Steve Baughman "Steve B" is a Grammy Award Winning music producer / engineer / mixer.
Jacob S. Sinclair is a Grammy-nominated American record producer, musician, singer, and songwriter. His production and songwriting credits include Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, 5 Seconds of Summer, Pink, New Politics, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Gin Wigmore, and Train.
The Trust is a record production and songwriting duo composed of multi-instrumentalists Tommy Hubbard and Rich Zahniser. The duo currently operates out of their private recording facility in Southern California, primarily working with pop, country, and rock acts with an emphasis on live instrumentation recordings. Hubbard and Zahniser have individually and collectively worked with several mainstream and popular indie artists including the Latin group The Gipsy Kings, French pop singer Maude, blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, American country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, funk musician Bootsy Collins(Parliament-Funkadelic, James Brown), South African singer Lira, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Company of Thieves frontwoman Genevieve, Smash Mouth, Rufio and the punk rock supergroups Rx Bandits and The Sound of Animals Fighting. The duo co-wrote and produced Maude's 2014 album #HoldUp, which spawned three successful singles that were co-written/produced by The Trust including her debut #1 song "Love Is What You Make of It". Soon after the success of the singles, Maude was nominated for two NRJ Music Awards in France.
Jayme David Silverstein is a multi-platinum selling record producer, Songwriter, multi instrumentalist and touring bassist who has worked with a variety of artists both on stage and in the studio including Miguel, Alicia Keys, J Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Nico & Vinz, Estelle, Kaskade, Cher Lloyd, Jay Sean, Swizz Beats and many others. Silverstein has written and produced on albums such as Miguel's Gold and platinum certified, Grammy nominated and Grammy winning, Billboard top ten albums Wildheart, kaleidoscope Dream, And War & Leisure, Kaskade's 2016 release Automatic and Richard Orlinski and Eva Simons 2016, Billboard #1 single Heartbeat. Silverstein currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Peter Doell is an American recording and mastering engineer known for his work with Miles Davis, Toto, Céline Dion and The Beach Boys. Doell has been a staff engineer at Capitol Studios, Sunset Sound Recorders and Universal Mastering Studios West. His film and TV work includes Road To Perdition, Black Hawk Down and Monsters, Inc., American Idol, The Voice and Empire.
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