Engineers

Andrew Mendelson
Darby
Taylor Chadwick


 

Andrew Mendelson

Andrew Mendelson is the owner and Grammy Nominated Chief Mastering Engineer of Georgetown Masters in Nashville, Tennessee.  Following a three-year stint at the highly regarded Telarc Records, Mendelson moved to Nashville to apprentice under Georgetown’s storied co-founder Denny Purcell.  Andrew took over as Chief Engineer in 2002 and eventually acquired the company in 2004.

Andrew’s clientele is as diverse as it is impressive.  He has mastered dozens of #1, Grammy winning, and gold and platinum projects by artists including: The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Casting Crowns, Ricky Skaggs and Willie Nelson.

Throughout his career, Andrew has been fortunate enough to collaborate with some of the most talented artists, producers and engineers in the world. Over the last decade, Andrew has mastered more hit country albums and songs than any other mastering engineer.  He has mastered about half of the top 10 country songs for over 5 consecutive years!  Some recent chart and award success for his work include:

Billboard Charts:

55% of the Top 10 on the Country Singles Charts for 2019
75% of the year at #1 on the Country Singles Charts for 2019

38% of the Top 10 on the Country Albums Charts for 2019
75% of the year at #1 on the Country Albums Charts for 2019

52% of the Top 10 on the Country Singles Charts for 2020 (first 10 weeks)
100% of the year at #1 on the Country Singles Charts for 2020 (first 10 weeks)

58% of the Top 10 on the Country Albums Charts for 2020 (first 10 weeks)
80% of the year at #1 on the Country Albums Charts for 2020 (first 10 weeks)

47% of the Top 10 on the Country Singles Charts from 2015 – 2020
31% of the Top 10 on the Country Albums Charts from 2015 – 2020

2020 ACM Awards:

3 nominations for Single of the Year (winner TBD)
2 nominations for Album of the Year (winner TBD)
5 nominations for Song of the Year (winner TBD)

2020 Grammy Awards:

3 nominations for Best Country Solo Performance (winner)
3 nominations for Best Country Duo / Group Performance (winner)
4 nominations for Best Country Song
2 nominations for Best Country Album

2019 CMA Awards:

2 nominations for Single of the Year (winner)
2 nominations for Album of the Year
3 nominations for Song of the Year (winner)

2019 Grammy Awards:

1 nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (winner)
3 nominations for Best Country Solo Performance
3 nominations for Best Country Duo / Group Performance (winner)
3 nominations for Best Country Song
1 nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album
1 nomination for Best American Roots Performance
1 nomination for Best Bluegrass Album (winner)


 

Darby

Andrew Darby (known as Darby at Georgetown) moved to Nashville in 2005 where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Engineering Technology from Belmont University.  While still attending Belmont, he began his mastering career in 2007 and proceeded to join the Georgetown Masters team in 2014 to work alongside Chief Mastering Engineer Andrew Mendelson.  Coming from a background in both music and electronics, Darby brings his passion and detail oriented nature to the mastering process. Darby has been fortunate to work with many major label and independent artists including Lee Brice, Travis Denning, Hudson Moore and Everette.


 

Taylor Chadwick

Studio Manager and Senior Mastering Assistant Taylor Chadwick joined the Georgetown Masters team in 2017. He is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Music in Sound Recording Technology.

Taylor’s own mastering credits include Claudia Hoyser, Ryan Flynn, MONA, Johnny Murphy, and Highline Vocal Jazz, along with Tim Menzies’ GRAMMY-nominated 2019 album, His Name Is Jesus.