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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Chrysalis Music - Nash/LA                                                     2005-2010                                      Publisher/Songwriter

Over 500 copyrights were created in this period, more than 20 cuts in rock and country music formats, 3 #1 & top 5 singles in Australia and Canada. In this period copyrights have been recorded by:  Carrie Underwood, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, ZZ Top, Chris Janson, Kree Harrison, KingBilly, and Richard Marx.

Model Horse Music/Chrysalis Music - Nashville                 2005-2010                                      Director of A&R & Creative Affairs

This is a publishing co-venture between Chrysalis Music and Trey’s publishing company, Model Horse Music. Responsible for seeking out new talent (artists & songwriters), for creative approval regarding artist signings, for developing the talent, hiring the creative staff, for creative functions and budgets of the Nashville office. Responsible for building the catalog that grew from 1 to nearly 900 songs in this time period. During this period Trey discovered, signed & developed to Model Horse/Chrysalis, the artist list below as developing teenaged artist/writers: Charlie Worsham - now on Warner Brothers. Chris Janson - now on Warner Brothers. Brothers Osborne - now on Universal. Kree Harrison - became American Idol Season 12 Runner-Up.


Big Tractor Music - Nashville                                              1993-2004                                          Songwriter/Co-Owner/Publisher       

In this period copyrights have been recorded by Randy Travis, Diamond Rio, Faith Hill, Marty Stuart, Reba McEntire, Deana Carter, Trisha Yearwood, and LeeRoy Parnell. Over 1200 copyrights were created in this period, 5 #1 singles, and multiple top 5 and top 10 Billboard chart singles, Emmy Award for Best Original Song, Academy Of Country Music Song Of The Year nominee - “Forgive”.  13 ASCAP awards for the Most Performed Songs of the Year.


MCA/Universal Music - Nashville                                     1990-1992                                             Songwriter                                             (3) top 15 hits, (1) #1 single - “Look Heart No Hands” by Randy Travis

Record Producer                                                               1993-Present

Record Labels include: Capitol Records, Big Machine Records, Universal Records, Universal Records UK, MCA Records, Sony Records, RCA/BMG Records, Roadrunner Records, and Chrysalis/GAC.

Trey’s Songwriter Discography in Brief: Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, Trace Adkins, American Idol, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Duff McKagan’s LOADED, Alabama, Carrie Underwood, Marty Stuart, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Daryl Singletary, Diamond Rio, Black Stone Cherry, Chris LeDoux Deana Carter, Lorrie Morgan, Clay Walker, LeAnn Rimes, Rebecca Lynn Howard, US Summer Olympics, Access Hollywood, All My Children, The Guiding Light, Biggest Loser, VH1 Behind The Music, Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Nashville, The View, VH1 Washington Heights, Today Show, The Voice, Oprah Winfrey, ZZ Top.


Trey was a member of ASCAP for over 20 years and has been with BMI since 2015. Trey’s also been a member of NSAI, NARAS, and CMA. Trey was The Nashville Scene’s 2014 Person of the Year as part of an ensemble cast for saving Historic RCA Studio-A on Music Row, Nashville. Trey is a founding board member of Music Industry Coalition, serves as Vice-Chair for the Board of Historic Nashville Inc., is a member of the Governor’s appointed Keep Tennessee Beautiful Advisory Council and a founding member of the Music Row Preservation Trust.