Ian Fitchuk (born February 13, 1982) is a songwriter, music producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. 
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Ian was born and raised in Chicagoby parents who are both accomplished classical musicians and educators  He cites Paul Simon’sGraceland as a significant musical influence from an early age. He moved to Nashville in 2000 to study jazz piano at Belmont University. He was quickly recruited to play keys by local band Llama who was on MCA records at the time . After leaving the band, he began producing artists like Amy Grant , Mindy Smith, Landon Pigg, Jeremy Lister , Griffin House  with production partner Justin Loucks.
Career[edit | edit source]
He has since been an active session musician and producer. He has played drums and keyboards on albums for artists including Shania Twain  Sam Hunt's debut album Montevallo , Lucie Silvas, Andrew Combs, Sean McConnell and James Bay's debut album Chaos and the Calm
In 2016, he co-wrote and produced “Bummin’ Cigarettes” by Maren Morris on her album Hero. In 2018 along with Nashville singer-songwriter Daniel Tashian, he co-produced Grammy award winner Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour . It was Musgraves fourth studio album released on March 30, 2018. Tashian, Fitchuk and Musgraves co-wrote 7 of the 13 songs on the album  . Tashian is the lead vocalist and primary songwriter for the band Silver Seas. Golden Hour has received universal acclaim by music critics.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Ian Fitchuk - Razor & Tie Music Publishing". razorandtiemusicpublishing.com.
- "Ian Fitchuk - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic.
- "Amy Grant Bio - 94FM The Fish - Nashville, TN". 94fmthefish.net.
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- "Now - Shania Twain - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic.
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- "'Letters to Ghosts' – Lucie Silvas". 16 September 2015.
- "Jacquire King, Lowell Reynolds & James Bay: Recording Chaos And The Calm -". www.soundonsound.com.
- "How The Sound Of Country Music Changed".
- Wood, Mikael. "Kacey Musgraves is a radical optimist on the blissed-out 'Golden Hour'". latimes.com.
- "Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves".
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