College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

Glen Ballard


On the wall of Ventress Hall

Six-Time Grammy® Award winner Glen Ballard, one of popular music’s most accomplished producers/songwriters and arrangers, has sold more than 150 million records. He has worked with a diverse array of the finest singers and artists in the business, from Aretha Franklin to Van Halen and Aerosmith. One of Ballard’s biggest successes—the chart-topping, multi platinum album Jagged Little Pill (33 million worldwide, four Grammys–including Album of the Year) he co-wrote and produced for Alanis Morissette—was named Best Album of the Decade (1990s) by Billboard magazine. His success writing hit songs for film, includes the Grammy winning and Oscar nominated “Believe” for Polar Express and “Ordinary Miracle” for Charlotte’s Web.