(Nashville, Tenn. – Aug. 25, 2014) – Filmmaker Eric Welch has a lot to celebrate in 2014. This summer kicked off as Welch received one of Country Music’s most prestigious awards, the 2014 CMT Music Video of the Year Award for Carrie Underwood’s hit single, “See You Again,” which currently has over 13.5 million views on YouTube.
As this summer comes to a close, Welch’s work has also garnered three 2014 Dove Award nominations for Short Form Music Video of the Year. The nominations include directing Toby Mac’s “Speak Life,” “Never Gone,” by American Idol’s Colton Dixon and Mandisa’s “Overcomer,” featuring Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton and Biggest Loser Winner Hannah Curlee.
Welch comments about his work, “2013 was an incredible year. I had the privilege of working with amazing artists who create so much passion in their music, and I’m thankful to be able to help bring their stories to life. Carrie’s Video of the Year and the three Dove Award nominations serve as a reminder to the great year it was.”
Since launching the company in 1997, Welch has directed hundreds of music videos and worked with some of today’s leading artists across multiple genres of Country, Pop and Christian music formats, including Carrie Underwood,Hank Williams Jr., Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, TobyMac, Ben Folds, Lifehouse, Lee Brice, Jars of Clay and 3 Doors Down, to name a few. For a full list of clients, visit his website at www.ericwelch.tv, or click here.
Prior to moving to Nashville, Welch, a Southwest Kansas native, worked in advertising and originally broke into the music world when editing DC Talk’s live concert video “Welcome to the Freakshow.” While wrapping the project, Welch formed Broken Poet Productions and based his company in Nashville, where he worked with artists including Brad Paisley, TobyMac,Randy Houser, Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, MercyMe, Dolly Parton andLady Antebellum.
Welch brings a creative eye to music videos, commercials and photography, as well as live broadcast programs such CMT Crossroads with Zac Brown and Jimmy Buffet, CMT Invitation Only with Tim McGraw, and three consecutive years of directing GACs ACM New Artist Showcase. In addition, Welch also directed the video for Lee Brice’s hit single “I Drive Your Truck,” which received an ACM award nomination. Additionally, Welch’s work has been featured on The Daily Show, Fox News, CNN, NBC, ABC, BCS, MTV, CMT, BET, Time.com, BBC.com and Politico.com.
About Eric Welch: Defined by diversity and creativity, Eric is known as a bold visionary with a sharp eye and a keen sense for capturing emotion through imagery. From music videos and live concerts to still photography and commercials, Eric has consistently brought his captivating visual style to a broad range of clients. Whether the classic or the contemporary, Eric’s commitment to creative excellence has garnered himself and his clients both awards and acclaim. A true artist with poetic vision, Eric has a distinct gift for bringing ideas to life. From his creative writing style to his specialized editing skills, he carries passion, knowledge and experience into every aspect of the production process