IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
TRENT DICKEY: I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. I grew up in the south in a college town setting. I loved my upbringing and the people I had the pleasure to grow up with. I had good and bad experiences, but growing up in Knoxville made me the man I am today.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
TRENT DICKEY: I have been attracted to music from a young age. I always felt that music was in my destiny. As a kid, my family would always have dance battles with my mom cheering me on in the background. That was my first experience having the feeling that someone really believes in me. Thank-you mom. In high school I was in a dance group. We eventually started to write our own songs and started performing them on the Knoxville scene. This was a crucial stage in my career because I really got into writing and creating. Having different group members with different styles, tones, and voices helped me see that I could use their talent to express my lyrics in so many different styles and versions. I found this to be truly amazing. Throughout my life I’ve performed at many venues from Knoxville to North Carolina. No matter what life has taken me through I’ve never stopped writing!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
TRENT DICKEY: The reason why I want to record and release my own music is because this is what I was born to do! Different times in my life I’ve given up on my dreams and put kids, people, and relationships before myself. I think that’s the way it’s suppose to be. You’ve got to learn to sacrifice in life sometimes. Now I want to be an example to those people to never give up on your dreams, no matter what you go through to get there. I want to be known as a singer/songwriter with a message of love and real life songs that all can relate too. I want to create songs that can make you happy, sad, mad, thankful, dream, and even fall in love! I would love to touch the word with my music!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
TRENT DICKEY: My songs are about my life experiences. My songs are about experiences that I’ve seen others go through including friends and family. My songs are from the heart and sometimes up front. Simply put my music is something that all can relate too.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
TRENT DICKEY: My musical influences are of course are Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Sam Cook, so many. I am also influenced by many rock, country, jazz, and blues artist. I love all kinds of music. I am very open minded.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
TRENT DICKEY: My music is old school, new school, romantic, catchy, upbeat, slowed down, personal, and inspirational.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you standout from other artists?
TRENT DICKEY: What makes me standout from other artist is that I try to be is myself. Nowadays I think people jump on bandwagon’s and end up being followers. I want my fans to be leaders and change makers. Be who you are and love what you’re blessed with is my message to the world. Never give up on your dreams and if you can, try to motivate people to chase there’s.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career, and how did you overcome?
TRENT DICKEY: One challenge I had to overcome in life is trusting someone to help you get to where you need to be. A lot of people I’ve dealt with in my career had their own intentions in mind. That really slows down your progress as an artist. With getting older and wiser, I learned that if you want something done, get it done yourself. If you have a vision do what it takes to see it through. Don’t let anyone steer you off course!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
TRENT DICKEY: Right now I’m in the studio working on songs for anyone looking for good R&B and Pop feel songs. I have a promo video online, and doing a music video within the next 30 days to give people a vision of what my music is about. Be on the look out for new music on any giving day!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
TRENT DICKEY: My goal in life is to become a premiere songwriter and give a lot of classic songs to the world over many years. Ten years from now I want to be writing for a whole new generation of entertainers.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
TRENT DICKEY: I can be reached at and you can check out music samples via @Trentdickey1 twitter:www.reverbnation.comtrentdickey: Trent Dickeyfacebook.com
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