As a producer, his credits include Dolly Parton’s two highest Billboard Album Chart debuts in her entire storied career and produced multiple RIAA Certified Gold and Platinum awarded and chart topping record projects for her in the U.S., Europe, Australia and the U.K.. He has produced many other critically acclaimed projects for chart topping artists including Michael Peterson, Neal McCoy and 4 Runner. In addition to two Grammy Nominations, he has been nominated for an Oscar for his work on the original Soundtrack for the Major Motion Picture “Travelin’,Through.”
As a guitarist and multi instrumentalist Wells has performed on numerous Billboard Chart certified number one and top ten hits for various artists and performed on literally thousands of recordings across nearly every genre of commercial music. He has also toured the world as lead guitarist and musical director with several of the biggest names in Country Music including record breaking tours with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntireand performed in some of the most noted concert venues and festivals worldwide including Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, Texas Stadium, Glastonberry Festival, Radio City Music Hall, Houston Rodeo, Woodstock, CMA Fest, and The Grand Ole’ Opry.
Wells’ list of Television and Radio performances is extensive as well including appearances on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Late Night With David Letterman, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Today Show On NBC, Good Morning America, Live With Regis and Kathy Lee, Grand Ole’ Opry Live, Hee Haw, A&E Live By Request, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, BBC Radio Live, Austin City Limits, A Capitol 4th, , Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and many more.
As a Songwriter his songs have been recorded by several chart topping artists and been performed on American Idol and Dancing With The Stars. He has also written and produced Major Advertising Spots including Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds, Goodyear and Southeast Grocers.
Kent currently resides in Brentwood Tennessee with his wife Donna and four sons Jack, Alex, Derek and Austin and is the owner of Kent Wells Productions studios in nearby Franklin Tennessee.
As an artist manager, Jeff works with his clients to ensure the success of album campaigns, radio tours, and performance tours while securing corporate sponsorships and endorsements. Jeff’s steadfast commitment to his client’s success, along with his non-traditional marketing and business ideas, laid the foundation which enabled him to join forces with Kent Wells to further the development of GTR.