CMA Fest Artist Spotlight: Trent Willmon

by Missy Wolf / 378 days ago / Comments

Next on our CMA Fest Artist Spotlight is Mr. Trent Willmon. This man has a great personality and a sense of humor to match. Quick witted and fun, you will be sure to love him immediately. Check out his bio (taken directly from his website) below.

“TRENT WILLMON FACTS:

BORN: MARCH 6, 1973, AMARILLO, TX

FAMILY: MOTHER: BILLIE; FATHER: DEAN;       BROTHER : RUSTY; DAUGHTER: MONTANA

RAISED IN DICKENS CO., TX, ATTENDED MOTLEY COUNTY ELEMENTARY AND PATTON SPRINGS JR. HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL, GRADUATED WITH 7 CLASSMATES.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: BASKETBALL, TRACK, RANCH RODEOS, CHAPTER FFA PRESIDENT

JOBS: FARM AND RANCH HAND, BREAKING COLTS

DISTRICT 3 4-H PRESIDENT, SERVED ON TX 4-H COUNCIL, NATIONAL 4-H ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, and SCHOLARSHIP FROM SAN ANTONIO LIVESTOCK ASSOC.

1991-93: ATTENDED SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE, AG SCIENCE MAJOR

1993-94: SANG AT FIESTA TEXAS, SAN ANTONIO

1994-95: WORKED FOR LONE STAR TELEPHONE AS CABLE WORKER

1995-96: PLAYED UPRIGHT BASS FOR BLUEGRASS LEGEND, KARL SHIFFLETT

1996-99: MOVED TO NASHVILLE, WORKED AS BASS PLAYER, BARTENDER, FARM & RANCH HAND, RODE STEEPLECHASE HORSES

1999: SIGNED AS STAFF WRITER FOR SEAGAYLE MUSIC PUBLISHING

2004: SIGNED RECORD DEAL WITH SONY/ COLUMBIA

2005: RELEASED “TRENT WILLMON”, SINGLES: BEER MAN, DIXIE ROSE DELUXE’S, HOME SWEET HOLIDAY INN, THE GOOD LIFE

2007: RELEASED “A LITTLE MORE LIVIN’”, SINGLES: ON AGAIN TONIGHT, SO AM I

HOSTED CMT’S “AMERICA’S TOP COWBOY”

2008: RELEASED “BROKEN IN” ON COMPADRE RECORDS, SINGLES: THERE IS A GOD, BROKEN IN

STARRED IN MOVIE PALO PINTO GOLD

2012: PRODUCED CODY JOHNSON’S “ANOTHER DAY ALBUM”

2013: RELEASED “LIVE AT THE RUTLEDGE” ALBUM RECORDED AT CMA FEST 

2013-2015: PRODUCED ALBUMS FOR CODY JOHNSON, CURTIS GRIMES, JOSH GRIDER

HAS BEEN FEATURED ON GAC’S “AMERICA’S TOP COWBOY”, “TOM’S WILD LIFE”, “RUSTY BAKER OUTDOORS”, “SHOOT STRAIGHT TV WITH CHAD SHEARER”, “MEET THE MCMILLANS”                                 6 MUSIC VIDEOS ON CMT AND GAC: “BEER MAN”, “DIXIE ROSE DELUXE’S”, “HOME SWEET HOLIDAY INN”, “ON AGAIN TONIGHT”, “BROKEN IN”, “THERE IS A GOD”

*AS A SONGWRITER, TRENT HAS WRITTEN MANY SONGS CUT BY OTHER ARTISTS, INCLUDING: BRAD PAISLEY, ERIC CHURCH, LITTLE BIG TOWN, WADE HAYES, RANDY HOUSER, KEVIN FOWLER, GRANGER SMITH, JOHNNY COOPER, JOSH GRIDER, CODY JOHNSON, ROGER CREAGER, JULIA ROBERTS, BLAKE SHELTON, MADDIE AND TAE, MERLE HAGGARD

* STEEL MAGNOLIA’S BILLBOARD TOP 5   “KEEP ON LOVIN’ YOU”,

*MONTGOMERY/ GENTRY’S BILLBOARD #1 “BACK WHEN I KNEW IT ALL”

*WILLMON HAS CO-WRITTEN SEVERAL SONGS THAT HAVE REACHED THE #1 SPOT ON THE   TEXAS REGIONAL RADIO REPORT CHART, INCLUDING:

*WHERE THE GRINGOS DON'T GO, ROADSHOW, RIVER SONG, TURN IT UP, SWINGIN’ FROM THE CHANDELIERS, DRIVIN’ HOME (ROGER CREAGER)

*THAT GIRL, LOVE SONG (KEVIN FOWLER)

*DIAMOND IN MY POCKET (CODY JOHNSON)

*COWBOY KIND (CURTIS GRIMES)

*SHOTGUN (CAMERON NELSON)

 PRODUCER CREDITS: 

*PRODUCED HIS OWN ALBUM “LITTLE OL’ CAFÉ”,

*PRODUCED CODY JOHNSON’S “ANOTHER DAY” (4 TEXAS CHART #1’S),

*PRODUCED CODY JOHNSON’S LATEST ALBUM “A COWBOY LIKE ME”, #2 SELLING ITUNES COUNTRY ALBUM ON RELEASE, WITH 3 TEXAS  CHART #1’S

*PRODUCED JOSH GRIDER’S ALBUM “THE GETTING THERE” (3 TEXAS CHART #1’S)

*PRODUCED JOSH GRIDER’S ALBUM “LUCK AND DESIRE” (3 TEXAS CHART #1’S)

*PRODUCED CURTIS GRIMES’ ALBUM “OUR SIDE OF THE FENCE” (2014) (2 TEXAS CHART #1’S)

*PRODUCED CURTIS GRIMES' ALBUM "BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH" (2015)

*PRODUCED BREELAN ANGEL'S ALBUM "DIAMOND IN A RHINESTONE WORLD" (2015)

*TRENT IS CURRENTLY PRODUCING A NEW ALBUM ON CODY JOHNSON, AS WELL AS A NEW ALBUM ON KEVIN FOWLER, BOTH OF WHICH ARE DUE OUT IN SPRING 2016.

VOICEOVERS:

*WILLMON HAS BEEN THE NARRATING VOICE ON THE LAST 2 SEASONS OF “MEET THE MCMILLANS”

*TRENT WILLMON CURRENTLY IS A FULL-TIME SONGWRITER, PERFORMER, PRODUCER, AND PUBLISHER. IN HIS SPARE TIME HE ENJOYS BOATING, HUNTING, FISHING, BARBECUEING AND TEAM ROPING, WORKS WITH SEVERAL CHARITIES INCLUDING ST. JUDE’S, SPONSORS SEVERAL 4-H EVENTS, AND HE IS A MEMBER OF THE TEJAS VAQUEROS."

Be sure to follow Willmon on social media and stay up to date with all he has coming up by checking out his website. Download his latest release and more. ~Missy

 

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From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!