- About Trey Bruce (Songwriter/Producer/Publisher)
Emmy Award Winning songwriter, Trey Bruce, moved to Nashville just in time for the 90s Country Music boom. Trey signed his first publishing deal with MCA Music in November of 1989. Trey’s first song and first demo, “Things Are Tough All Over”, was cut a few months later by Sony artist, Shelby Lynn and was a top 15 hit. At MCA Trey had his first of three #1 singles on Randy Travis called, “Look Heart No Hands”.
In 1993, after three years with MCA, Trey co-founded a small indie publishing company, Big Tractor Music, with renowned record producer Scott Hendricks. Trey’s first #1 single at Big Tractor was, the solely written, “Whisper My Name” followed by “Spirit of a Boy Wisdom of a Man”, both by Randy Travis. At Tractor Trey received 16 ASCAP Awards, an Emmy Award, five #1 singles, multiple top 5 and top 10 radio hits and an Academy Of Country Music, Song Of The Year nomination and a second Emmy nomination.
In 2005 Trey started a publishing/artist development joint venture with Chrysalis Music in Nashville. At Chrysalis Trey searched out new and unique, talented young artists and there he signed and developed teenagers, Charlie Worsham now on Warner Brothers, John & TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne now on Universal Records, Chris Janson also on Warner Brothers and American Idol’s 12th season runner-up, Kree Harrison. During this period Trey was writing songs with Scott Weiland, Billy Gibbons, Kerry Kurt Phillips, Gary Burr, Dan Wilson,LeeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, Katherine McPhee, Duff McKagan, Maren Morris and Richard Marx. Trey wrote and helped build, from scratch, a catalogue of more than 800 songs in 5 years, as well as cuts in the multiple genres and #1 singles in Australia and Canada. Trey writes and records everyday, develops artists from around the world and has spent the last 2 years building an entertainment company to launch in web3.
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