In 1990, Charlie Peacock, his wife Andi, and their two kids moved from Yuba City, California to Nashville, Tennessee. The home in which they settled, a former Methodist church built in 1910, would become ground zero for countless careers, artists, and records. Switchfoot cut their teeth (and their first three records) here, The Civil Wars made both of their brooding masterpieces here, and through the decades of creativity, something sacred was cultivated.
Charlie and Andi called this place The Art House, and with purpose and intentionality they continued to grow the space and the vision for which it stood. Art House America came from this, with the goal of "cultivating creative community for the common good.” Through the time and effort put in here, lives were changed.
Early in 2015, Charlie founded the Contemporary Music program at Lipscomb University, and lured further into town by the new possibilities, The Art House was put on the market. The offer first went out to The Art House family, and Brad Reeves, owner of Art House Dallas made the generous decision to purchase the property. Nathan Tasker, a musician and artist with a keen sense for community, was invited in as director, and talks of the future for the building began. One thing was certain - too much magic had been made here to not continue the legacy of music making.
Around this time engineer Richie Biggs (who first worked at The Art House on Switchfoot’s New Way To Be Human in 1996, and has worked on nearly all the records made here since) happened to be looking for a mix room, and The Art House seemed a perfect fit. With Richie's guidance, Brad's continued support, and the work of the Taskers and Ciel Eckard-Lee (our operations manager), the studio was overhauled and work began to create a state-of-the art recording workflow in the storied space. In the fall of 2016, ready for a new era, Art House Studios was reborn.
And now, still as vibrant a place as ever, we look to continue the story of shaping lives through the creation of good music.
1990 - Charlie & family move to Nashville
1991 - Construction completed on the initial studio building
1991 - Art House America founded
1991 - Charlie pens the Amy Grant hit Every Heartbeat
1991 - Out of the Grey's self-titled debut album recorded
1994 - Out of the Grey's Diamond Days recorded
1996 - Re:Think records founded by Charlie
1996 - Sarah Masen's self-titled album recorded
1997 - Switchfoot's New Way To Be Human released
1998 - Sarah Masen's Carry Us Through released
1999 - Switchfoot's New Way to Be Human released
2000 - Switchfoot's Learning to Breathe released, earns Grammy nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album
2003 - Audio Adrenaline's Worldwide released, earns Grammy for Best Rock Gospel Album
2004 - Sarah Groves The Other Side of Something release
2011 - The Civil Wars record Barton Hollow, earns Grammy awards for Best Folk Album and Best Country/Duo Group Performance.
2013 - The Civil War's self-titled album released, earns Grammy for for Best Country Duo/Group Performance
2015 - purchased by Brad Reeves
2016 - complete overhaul and renovation