He is the youngest African-American in Country Music History. The Denver Post wrote “It’s impossible to miss his enthusiasm. With a fondness for cowboy boots, gaudy colors and dazzling jewelry, Trey Taylor could stand toe to toe with any of the Pop, Country or even Rap contemporaries of his generation and give each of them a good run for their money, a fact that hasn’t been lost on audiences across the world. They’ve embraced his singular style wholeheartedly, a warm reception that’s helped guide this charming, charismatic force of nature on his creative path. His young female fans roar when he hits the stage, his peers respect his style and he transcends audiences capturing them in the palm of his hands without even being aware of doing it”. Trey Taylor is a singer, composer, public speaker, philanthropist, multi-instrumentalist (He plays over nine instruments) and a true entrepreneur in entertainment. He steadily gains more respect every day by members of the music industry for his continued involvement in every aspect of his career contrary to allocating complete control and responsibility to managers and agencies as done by most artists his age. Born in Colorado to a single mother, Trey had an instant attraction to music and sang word by word to Disney sing-a-long songs by the age of three and by age four, Trey’s uncle saw enough potential to bring him to Hollywood in the summer of 2003 to audition in front of executives at Walt Disney Creative Enterprises. Trey longed for his musical identity and soon found it when he saw Dolly Parton sing on television being drawn to the genre she sang called “Country” which he had not been familiar with. He begged his mother for Banjo lessons and began fluently playing the banjo and Appalachian Dulcimer but it took Trey accidentally flipping onto a Glen Campbell PBS TV special at age thirteen that brought Trey to be entranced by Glen’s virtuoso guitar playing and became determined to mimic Campbell resulting in Trey becoming a very impressive guitarist by the age of fifteen. On his sixteenth birthday Trey immediately applied for a job as a Walmart cashier. He saved all of his checks to subsidize his first recording session and on April 8th, 2015, Trey recorded his first single titled “Back on My Mind Again” and released the song to internet distribution formats and the single gained the attention of multiple producers across the world notably (and ironically) Dolly Parton’s Producer Kent Wells and quickly signed Trey to Kent Wells Productions in Nashville, Tennessee and once Kent recognized Trey’s overwhelming talent and marketability potential, signed him to his official record label. Trey has been blessed to form friendships with some of the largest names in show business such as Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, Wynonna Judd, Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys and many more including his hero and idol, the best selling female country artist of all time, the legendary Dolly Parton. He continues to receive accolades for his work promoting children’s literacy, animal welfare and so many other worthy causes. He sells out venues around the nation and is currently spending 2020 developing a brand new album, nationwide tour and even a television special!. Though he has achieved illustrious success at his very young age, He makes it a point to maintain humility and focus in an unpredictable industry and line of work. “I have never taken a sip of alcohol or inhaled a cigarette or drug in my entire life and I went to public school in Colorado!! I’ve never been careless with my money or taken my blessings and achievements for granted. I wake up every single day determined and focused on what I can do for my career, my life and I ask myself how I can farther contribute to mankind and do my part to unite people of all backgrounds and promote dream following. I started playing the guitar and singing to get cute girls to pay attention to me and get out of doing homework and it amazes me just how large the big picture of it all represents and as my career continues to grow into areas and fields i never saw possible, God has given me a gift and it humbles me to think of just how important it is to hold fast to the right and to be true to myself, my art and my fans” Trey currently resides in Nashville, Los Angeles and Denver and despite his illustrious success, Trey Taylor is only TWENTY-TWO YEARS OLD!
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