Trey Bruce

Songwriter/Producer/Publisher

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I'm an Emmy Award winning Songwriter and ACM Song Of The Year Nominee. I've won 15 ASCAP Awards and written with some of the biggest artists in the world, in Country, Pop & Rock. My songs have been at the top of Billboard's #1 singles chart as a Songwriter and as Producer and they've appeared in TV series' more than 500 times.

I moved to Nashville to be a professional songwriter. I was a rock-kid-drummer from Memphis so, it was a pretty ambitious move, to say the least! Long story short, I signed a publishing deal with one of the majors in my 3rd year in Nash and the 1st song I turned in got cut and became a Top15 hit...... I was delivering pizza the first time I heard it on the radio. It was raining btw. I was suddenly learning the music business on a very fast fly

I've written 100%-ers that get cut and even go #1, but I think people look to me for a special lyric most of the time. A&R & Producers have called me, when they just need something different. I look at every write as a new process depending on what the artist/co-writer is used to or needs. I can write to a very specific target or I can improvise in the moment and go stream of consciousness. Either way, a song that's simply good, is never what I'm trying to write.

I like writing in the studio so I can access whatever vibe & sound the artist hears in their head at that moment. We can start building a track or just grab a guitar or sit at the piano. Basically I have no rules about how to write, I just follow the artist. Zoom, FaceTime, Skype...all work for me.

A song is just words & melody. At that point is can still be any genre...

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Trey Bruce
  • Black Stone Cherry
  • Lauren Jenkins
  • Lauren Jenkins
  • Lauren Jenkins
  • Lauren Jenkins
  • Duff McKagan
  • Diamond Rio
  • Lauren Jenkins
  • Aaron Pritchett
  • The Washboard Union
  • The Washboard Union
  • Randy Travis
  • Nashville Cast
  • Nashville Cast
  • George Canyon
  • About a Mile
  • Alabama
  • Alabama
  • Trace Adkins
  • Lucy Hale
  • Dave Koz
  • Trace Adkins
  • Alabama
  • Chris LeDoux
  • ZZ Top
  • Chila Lynn
  • George Canyon
  • Black Stone Cherry
  • Black Stone Cherry
  • Mindy McCready
  • Mindy McCready
  • Mindy McCready
  • Mindy McCready
  • Mindy McCready
  • The McClymonts
  • Allie Gillis
  • One More Girl
  • Gloriana
  • Gloriana
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Jessie Farrell
  • Trace Adkins
  • Randy Travis
  • Doug Stone
  • Duff McKagan's Loaded
  • Loaded
  • Will Hoge
  • Randy Travis
  • Crystal Shawanda
  • Brittini Black
  • Jo Dee Messina
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Cliff Richard
  • Cliff Richard
  • Cliff Richard
  • Cliff Richard
  • Amy-Jayne McCabe
  • Neal McCoy
  • George Canyon
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lester
  • Steven Whitson
  • Chris Gray
  • Danni Leigh
  • Russell Walker
  • The McClymonts
  • Trace Adkins
  • Shane Yellowbird
  • Lisa Dames
  • Shelby Lynne
  • Neal McCoy
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Cliff Richard
  • Cliff Richard
  • Cliff Richard
  • Cliff Richard
  • Cliff Richard
  • Cliff Richard
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Lorrie Morgan
  • Aubrey Collins
  • Aubrey Collins
  • Aubrey Collins
  • Aubrey Collins
  • Aubrey Collins
  • Aubrey Collins
  • SHeDAISY
  • Randy Travis
  • Reina
  • Clay Walker
  • Mark Wills
  • Trace Adkins
  • Trace Adkins
  • Trace Adkins
  • Trace Adkins
  • Trace Adkins
  • Dusty Drake
  • Trace Adkins
  • Randy Travis
  • Chris LeDoux
  • Chris LeDoux
  • Aaron Pritchett
  • Rebecca Lynn Howard
  • Rebecca Lynn Howard
  • Rebecca Lynn Howard
  • SHeDAISY
  • Marie Sisters
  • Samantha King
  • Ed Bruce
  • Randy Travis
  • J. Michael Harter
  • Trace Adkins
  • Trace Adkins
  • Trace Adkins
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Randy Travis
  • Randy Travis
  • Diamond Rio
  • Jeff Carson
  • Billy Hoffman
  • Daryle Singletary
  • Rebecca Lynn Howard
  • Neal McCoy
  • Robin Lee
  • Robin Lee
  • Shelby Lynne
  • Lorrie Morgan
  • Chris LeDoux
  • Lee Roy Parnell
  • Julie Reeves
  • Trace Adkins
  • Lorrie Morgan
  • Lila McCann
  • Randy Travis
  • Jo Dee Messina
  • Gary Allan
  • Possum Dixon
  • Possum Dixon
  • Chris LeDoux
  • Chris LeDoux
  • Randy Travis
  • Trace Adkins
  • Buffalo Club
  • Burnin' Daylight
  • Diamond Rio
  • Doug Stone
  • Daryle Singletary
  • Trace Adkins
  • Michelle Wright
  • Randy Travis
  • Suzy Bogguss
  • Suzy Bogguss
  • Buffalo Club
  • Mark Wills
  • Glen Burtnik
  • Reba McEntire
  • Doug Stone
  • Faith Hill
  • Jeff Carson
  • Mark Collie
  • Marty Stuart
  • Lee Roy Parnell
  • Lee Roy Parnell
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Larry Stewart
  • Faith Hill
  • Randy Travis
  • Steve Wariner
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Randy Travis
  • John Michael Montgomery
  • Neal McCoy
  • The Fratz
  • Shelby Lynne
  • Kirsty Lee Akers
  • Sara Storer
  • The Darlins
  • JJ
  • Audra McLaughlin
  • Suzy Bogguss
  • Suzy Bogguss
  • Dianna Corcoran
  • The McClymonts
  • King's Bullet
  • Party Tyme Karaoke
  • Party Tyme Karaoke
  • Party Tyme Karaoke
  • Party Tyme Karaoke
  • Party Tyme Karaoke
  • Party Tyme Karaoke
  • Party Tyme Karaoke
  • Party Tyme Karaoke
  • Party Tyme Karaoke
  • The Washboard Union
  • The Washboard Union
  • Nu-Blu
  • The McClymonts
  • Sara Storer
  • Sara Storer
  • Livy Jeanne
  • Me'schell Rigsby
  • Camille Harrison

30 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Steve
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    It was such a pleasure working with Trey. He's such a talented guy and has so many great ideas. It was a great process getting to video chat with him and work through the song together.

  2. Review by Misfit1978
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    Trey was great to work with i sent him my song with a title and what the song was about. he captured it and put it all into words for me. He took the time to make it really work and sound good for what I wanted. I'm very happy with what Trey did!

  3. Review by Gary M.
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    More of the same greatness. Again, he took a few of my good ideas, added his expertise and great ideas and made it all into something great. Really captured the essence and purpose of the song. Gold star, red ribbon ;-)

  4. Review by Gary M.
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    Trey is a true pro with amazing skills. He listened to my rough track and took the time to understand what I wanted to say and worked collaboratively. He took my ideas to the next level, and I couldn't be happier. Highly recommend working with Trey. I'll be back!

  5. Review by Tar C.
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    Trey is the real deal.
    Super creative!
    What he sent me had strong emotional impact and the words...are words I could not have come up with.
    I now have a template I can play off and fine tune if need be, but may just leave alone.
    He gave me more than I expected.

  6. Review by Jonny Born
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    Always such a great experience writing with Trey. Super focused and passionate about getting every word right, not compromising the lyric. And taking extra time if we need to nail it. If you get the chance to work with him... do it. You’ll learn a ton and end up with something special

  7. Review by Jon E.
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    Once again... just an amazing experience. Taking something good, making it great! Really happy with the experience. And Trey is just the nicest guy in Nashville.

  8. Review by Lars Beck
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    Trey knows excactly what a song needs. My english is not the best, but he understood everything of me. And he has a very clear and healthy opinion. The lyrics are very unique and only one sentence. WELL DONE!

  9. Review by Jon E.
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    What an incredible experience! Trey is on a whole other level... finds ways to say what needs to be said in the lyric in a way it’s never been said before. He wouldn’t let us settle on a single word that wasn’t perfect. It was 1/2 school and 1/2 play... and the result is something I’m so proud of! Don’t hesitate... work with him.

  10. Review by Jamie
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    An Amazing guy to working with.

  11. Review by Faraz S.
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    Killer artist and great to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend, guy is the real deal.

  12. Review by Cody S.
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    Amazing guy, very friendly!

  13. Review by Jebb M.
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    Trey was great! I hope to write with him again in the near future. If you are looking to get a high quality, well written song....look no further. Trey is your guy.

  14. Review by Phoenixx
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    I really enjoyed working with Trey, he is very experienced and knows what he is doing. He gives great ideas and completed the project on time!

  15. Review by Jonathan b.
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    Another awesome tune at the end of the session as usual with trey nothing but the best can’t wait to work on the next one !

  16. Review by Dylan A.
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    Had a great time working with Trey again and look forward to future projects.

  17. Review by Jamie
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    Loved working with Trey, easy loved the flow. Will be doing it again.

  18. Review by Freddie
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    Trey was great to work with - good vibe and lots of experience. Highly recommend.

  19. Review by Laura O.
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    Trey is absolutely incredible! He has helped me craft two new songs and I think they're my best yet. He really helped me nail down the message I was trying to send with each one. Like his credits show, he is beyond talented. A total honor to write with someone of his caliber!

  20. Review by Jonathan b.
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    Trey was awesome to work with such a talent helped bring the song together more than happy with the results can’t wait to get started on the next one .

  21. Review by Igor S.
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    First time working with Trey. Slam dunk! Took the song to the next level as expected. Awesome stuff! Great pleasure and privilege to work with Trey! Looking forward to another project together!

  22. Review by David N.
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    Trey was amazing in his focus and complete understanding of the song. His ideas and input really helped glue it all together and tighten up the story behind it. I can't thank you enough for your assistance with taking my song to the next level.

    Dave

  23. Review by Andrew Koss at SFL
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    Such a pleasure to write with a talented and experienced song writer such as Trey. I would highly recommend working with Trey and will certainly do so again myself.

  24. Review by Blaine S.
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    Amazing to have the opportunity to work with Trey. Very happy with the end result.

  25. Review by Craig M.
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    I've written with Trey on a couple of occasions now and each time I come out of the session pleased, and with another trick for creating a song. We don't settle for lyrics, and we beat and bend the song until it ends up exactly where we wanted it. I definitely recommend writing with Trey if you're looking for someone who is honest, but also doesn't write from ego, just lets consciousness take over during the session

  26. Review by Dylan A.
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    It was an honor to work with Trey. He is a great man with some great ideas. I look forward to working with him again soon on some other ideas.

  27. Review by Grant Tucker
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    Excellent first impression and experience! Trey is professional and enjoyable to work with. I will definitely be working with him again.

  28. Review by Hou B.
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    I love writing with Trey, we have a lot of fun and I am completely happy with the songs we have been writing together. Thanks dude!

  29. Review by Jack Pope
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    Trey was a pleasure to write with. Experienced and thoughtful. Highly recommended!

  30. Review by Hou B.
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    It was a pleasure to write with Trey and to learn more about him as a person. He was receptive and creative and I look forward to working with him again. Not to mention he has a record of number one hits and a family history in music which we had in common.

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I can write a song with you or for you. I can do one revision, above that, $50 per. I'll deliver the song as a guitar/voc or piano/voc sung by me. For a pro demo singer, add $200

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