Bruce to speak at EGSC
by Emanuel County Live | October 31, 2013 8:55 am
Trey Bruce, Nashville music producer, songwriter, and performer, will speak at East Georgia State College on Tuesday, November 5, at 11 a.m. in the Gambrell Auditorium. Sponsored by the EGSC Vision Series, a privately funded initiative that seeks to bring programs of cultural and intellectual enrichment to East Georgia State College and its constituency, the hour-long presentation is free and open to the community.
Emmy Award winning, Memphis, Tennessee native Trey Bruce brings a diverse mixture of musical influences to his songwriting. He grew up playing drums on the Memphis club scene and touring with r&b and rock bands.
Bruce arrived in Nashville in 1989 and signed with MCA Music Publishing as a songwriter. He quickly found success when Shelby Lynn hit the charts with the top 15 single, “Things Are Tough All Over.” While at MCA, he celebrated his first of three number one Randy Travis records, with “Look Heart No Hands.”
In 1993, he signed on as the first writer at big tractor music. Since that time, he has had songs recorded by Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, SheDaisy, Trace Adkins, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, Deanna Carter, Diamond Rio, Randy Travis, Lorrie Morgan, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Gary Allen, Chris Ledoux, Jo Dee Messina, and the list goes on.
In 2001, Bruce won an Emmy in the best original song category for “Where There Is Hope.” In 2002, he wrote and produced a song for the NBC TV show, “Providence,” and produced one song on the motion picture soundtrack, “Where The Heart Is.”
Bruce’s productions include (on Capitol Records) Chris Ledoux’s critically acclaimed “One Road Man,” four Trace Adkins albums entitled “More,” “Chrome,” “Greatest Hits,” and “Comin’ On Strong,” and (for MCA records) Rebecca Lynn Howard’s hit single and album of the same title, “Forgive.”
He is a two time troubadour of the Chateau de Marouatte songwriters retreat in France, a member of NSAI, CMA, NARAS, and a proud Leadership Music alumnus. Currently, Trey owns a publishing co-venture with Chrysalis Music (LA) and serves as Chrysalis Music VP of A&R in Nashville.