It's 2,500 miles from Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, to Nashville. But for producer Joey Moi, the distance from his tiny hometown to Music City is measured in hits, not miles. While the 37-year-old's path -- from producing Nickelback smashes like "Photograph" and "Rock Star" north of the border to recording with Jake Owen and Florida Georgia Line south of the Mason-Dixon -- may seem like a twisted one, it makes perfect sense to him.

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