NASHVILLE SHOW SEASON 3

Alyssa Trahan and Trey Calloway S03EP17

On this episode of Roger the Wild Child Show, we are joined by singer/songwriters Alyssa Trahan and Trey Calloway. Plus country music artists, Grace Maher, returns to guest cohost!!

ALYSSA TRAHAN

A true jill-of-all-trades, Alyssa Trahan is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (she plays over a dozen), and producer. Growing up in the square mile town of East Rochester, NY, she began writing songs, producing and performing her original music as a young teen before she made the move to Nashville, TN in 2016. Alyssa has an authentically unique style that blends traditional country instrumentation with modern pop production, winning over fans of all genres. Her clever lyrics, impressive musicianship, and smooth vocals transcend across genre lines proving her to be multifaceted and a truly prolific writer. In addition to producing her own music, she has produced tracks for songwriters and artists around the world and earned her degree in Audio Engineering. Known for her energetic and engaging live shows, Trahan has shared the stage with the likes of Maddie & Tae, Randy Houser, Chase Rice, Charlie Daniels, Tanya Tucker, Sara Evans, Josh Turner, Runaway June, and dozens more plus made several festival appearances, including a few headlining spots. Her music has also been featured in many films, commercials, and TV shows including The Jimmy Kimmel Show and The Young and The Restless.

Alyssa has released many artist projects independently and has built quite the following. She has over 250K followers on social media platforms, over 1 million streams and views on streaming platforms and YouTube plus a fast-growing and loyal fan base who named themselves the Trafam. It’s no wonder her newest album, “Baby Blues & Stilettos”, debuted in the top ten on the iTunes Country Album Charts and received over 300K first week streams. This would be impressive for any independent artist, but is especially so considering Alyssa produced the album herself during the shutdown of 2020, is a writer on every song, and played over 90% of the instruments on the record. As American Songwriter put it, “It’s not that Alyssa Trahan wants to take over country music. Just know that if it ever comes to that, Trahan is a woman who can literally run the show.”

TREY CALLOWAY

Trey Calloway is a singer-songwriter born and raised in North Carolina. The son of a preacher man, Trey grew up singing in church and was a seasoned performer by the age of 10. Although southern and contemporary gospel were his first musical loves, he was instantly mesmerized by the sounds of country music after hearing a Garth Brooks Greatest Hits album his parents bought for him. A deep understanding and passion for the rocking, boot stomping, country music of artists such as Garth, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, and Travis Tritt began to grow within him. Trey began writing songs, playing guitar, and performing in clubs at age 15. He knew early on without a shadow of a doubt that he would make music his career. Trey fronted multiple bands and won numerous awards in North Carolina before moving to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2016. He formed The Trey Calloway Band and has been playing the eastern circuit and Nashville ever since. Trey recorded and released his debut Nashville album entitled Carolina Man and was able to work with some of his musical heroes including Brent Mason, Lonnie Wilson, and Buddy Hyatt on the Mike Rodgers produced album. Trey wrote all 12 songs on the album, including “Daddy From Day One” inspired by the birth of his son Cash. Trey was nominated as the Carolina Country Music Awards (CCMA) Male Artist of the Year in 2018, and one of the songs from Carolina Man, “Home is Where the Heart Is,” won the CCMA Song of the Year as well as Gospel Song of the Year. The title track to Trey’s newest EP “Tire Tracks” is currently nominated for 2022 CCMA Song of the Year.

After a few great years of honing his craft at the beach, Trey made the move to Nashville where he became one of the featured acts at the legendary Alan Jackson’s Good Time Bar. Throughout 2020-21, Trey released several original singles, in addition to 2 EPs: Karaoke Cowboy produced by Kevin Key and Tire Tracks produced by Dean Miller. Trey created his first and only music video for his single “Heal this Family,” a timely message of love and unity, that won a prestigious Josie Music Award (JMA) in September 2021 for Social Impact Video of the Year. Trey was also nominated in 2021 for JMA Country Entertainer of the Year; Traditional Country Artist of the Year; Country Vocalist of the Year; and Social Impact Song of the Year. Trey received nominations in May 2022 for JMA Country Artist and Vocalist of the Year; Country Single of the Year “I Don’t Wanna Love You Anymore”; and 4 Songwriter Achievement Awards.