THE MAN BEHIND THE MUSIC

 

Based out of Nashville, Keith Hetrick is a Grammy-nominated songwriter/record producer, who has worked with some of the biggest artists & acts in the world, such as Charlie WilsonBoyz II MenSnoop DoggShaggyT.I.PitbullFifth HarmonyCher LloydSilentóThe Jacksons (also known as The Jackson 5), Ray Parker Jr.Teddy RileySophia Grace, and many others.

In 2016, Keith was nominated for a Grammy Award for his writing & production work on the Charlie Wilson album Forever Charlie, which included the songs "Unforgettable" (featuring Shaggy), "Infectious" (featuring Snoop Dogg), and the opening track "Somebody Loves You." Forever Charlie also gartered a NAACP Image Award nomination that year for “Outstanding Album.”

 In August of 2016, ISINA artist New District released the single "Ain't Got Money," which Keith wrote and co-produced alongside industry heavyweight Randy Jackson. In December of that same year, Keith wrote & produced 3 songs on the on the NAACP-nominated Charlie Wilson album In It To Win It, including the lead single "I'm Blessed" (featuring T.I.), which went to #1 on both the Billboard R&B charts and Hot Gospel charts in early 2017. “I’m Blessed” was nominated for an NAACP Award for “Best Duo or Group," as well winning as an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award for most airplay on the R&B and Gospel charts.

Charlie Wilson's follow-up single "Good Time" featured PitbullTeddy Riley & Ray Parker Jr., to which Keith is also responsible for.

    Keith has also had a string of releases with Korean, Japanese & Chinese artists like Girl's Day, A.O.A.SEEART, the full Season 2 cast of the hit Korean-based talent show Produce 101, and many more. Song releases include the singles "Whatta Man (Good Man)" by I.O.I., "Can't Stop Won't Stop Loving You" by Japanese artist Daichi Miura, the self-titled single "Playback" by South-Korean group Playback, and "So Beautiful" by South-Korean artist Jin Won. Particularly, "It's Me (Pick Me)," a 2017 single by K-pop group Wanna One, was described as "one of the most influential & memorable K-pop songs of 2017." It later went on to become a certified platinum single. 

Rounding out his 2017, the Make-a-Wish Foundation used the Madison McWilliams song "Fighter" (which Keith co-wrote & produced) for their campaign in the Texas & Southern US regions.

2018 resulted in songs with Jaira Burns (Interscope Records), Carah Faye Charnow (of Shiny Toy Guns) as well as multiple cuts with major artists in China including “Rule Breaker,” the lead single for Idol Producer group Nine Percent, and “Determined Man,” the lead single for Roy Wang (of TFBoys fame).

In September of 2018, Keith partnered up with End Slavery to perform at their annual Voices of Freedom event, in hopes to raise awareness to Human Trafficking & Sex Slavery in the state of Tennessee.

   Keith has had songs on ABC's The Today Show, NBC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CBS's The Talk, the Netflix series Unplanned America, Lifetime's UnREALMTV's Finding Carter, VH1 & BET's Hit The Floor, as well commercials, local TV shows, & airliners all around the world.

 

Photos by Robbie LarsenAJ Walker & Kirsten Balani.

 

Vocals, Vocal Arrangement, Vocal Production
Production, Programming, Editing
Piano, Keyboard, Sampling
Guitar, Bass

 
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Song/Production Profile

by Keith Hetrick

Current releases with major label artists, both in the United States & Worldwide

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Selected Independent Artist Releases

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Instrumental/Film & TV Productions

by Keith Hetrick

Contains:

"The Sky Is Fiction" - as seen on the hit Netflix series, Unplanned: America

Instrumental Interludes from film & tv