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Trey Ackerman

Trey Ackerman, quite literally, has country music in his blood. His singer-songwriter grandmother, Patti White, toured with artists like Bill Monroe and Faron Young. His father, Willie Ackerman, was a first-call session player and the staff drummer on the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw. With that kind of pedigree, and with his formative years spent backstage and in the studio listening as country legends performed and recorded, Trey’s heart began to beat to the rhythm he was hearing…and it was good.

As Trey grew up, his early forays into music included learning to sing, play guitar, drums and piano beginning at age 8, co-writing his first published song – recorded by Webb Pierce – at age 12, and as a rhythm guitarist in the Nashville Davidson County Sheriff’s Department band during his teenage years. In high school Trey moved from Nashville to Laredo, Texas where he paid his dues touring with regional acts as a guitarist, drummer and backup singer. After returning to Nashville and continuing his work as a drummer and sound engineer, Trey enthusiastically stepped into the role of husband and father, complete with a shift to more “legitimate” work in the IT industry as a software engineer, network admin and cyber-security expert. Even as he and his wife, Karen raised their children, Trey never lost his love for making music. After losing both his parents, and upon a chance meeting with Hall of Fame guitarist Wayne Moss, Trey decided that the best way to simultaneously honor his musical legacy and talent was to re-enter the music business, this time with a singular purpose: to record an album along with his father’s musical peers.

Trey’s debut record is unique to his particular style of writing and performing, while also paying homage to his childhood memories and the music of the late 60’s and early 70’s, the golden age in which he’d first felt the power of a country song.