Emmy Award winning songwriter, Trey Bruce, moved to Nashville just in time for the 1990’s country music boom. Trey was a rock drummer from Memphis so…..what could go wrong? He credits a copy of Springsteen’s “Tunnel Of Love” as the bridge he had to cross to make the trip, lyrically & spiritually. Luckily, Trey’s first demo got cut immediately by Shelby Lynn and was a top 15 hit so as a result he signed his first publishing deal with MCA Music. After 3 years at MCA, in 1993, Trey co-founded a small indie publishing company, Big Tractor Music, with record producer Scott Hendricks and there he received 13 ASCAP Awards, an Emmy Award, 5 #1 singles, multiple top 5 & 10 hits and an Academy Of Country Music Song of the Year nomination. During the Big Tractor years Trey developed a love for coffee and long nights in the studio so he became a record producer. Trey’s first and still favorite record to make was Chris LeDoux’s critically acclaimed “One Road Man” followed by 4 Trace Adkins albums and Rebecca Lynn Howard’s “Forgive”. Over one thousand songs later, Trey left Big Tractor in 2005 to partner with Kenny MacPherson and became VP of A&R and Creative for Chrysalis Music in the Nashville office. At Chrysalis Trey singed and developed new artists, such as GAC’s KingBilly, wrote a ton of new songs and built a catalogue of roughly 800 songs in 5 years as well as cuts in the rock format and #1 singles in Australia and Canada. In 2010 Trey partnered with The Royalty Network in NY/LA and since that time has cuts in pop, rock & country formats as well as film and tv.
To make a complex story really simple…Trey loves writing and producing music. The paragraph above is a quick scan of over 20 years in the music business from Nashville to around the world and back! It would take a river of coffee and a mountain of guitars to really tell the story of this true troubadour prisoner!