Trent Dabbs

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Trent Dabbs
Origin Jackson, Mississippi
Genres Singer-songwriter, Pop rock
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Years active 1999-present
Labels Ready. Set. Records!
Associated acts Ten Out of Tenn, Mat Kearney, Joy Williams, Ashley Monroe, Dave Barnes, Katie Herzig, Amy Stroup

Trent Dabbs is an American singer-songwriter who was raised in Jackson, Mississippi, but has been based in Nashville for his professional career. He co-founded the musical collective Ten Out of Tenn in 2005. Dabbs has released eight solo albums and a self-titled collaboration album with Ashley Monroe since his move to Nashville. His first release in 2005, Quite Often, produced by Dennis Herring won the ears of Alexandra Patsavas and landed a spot on the TV show The O.C. and an opening spot for R.E.M. at the Ryman Auditorium.

Since then his songs have been played in several TV shows, including Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, and Hawaii Five-0 and also the motion picture Nothing But the Truth.

Trent's songwriting credits include Ingrid Michaelson's single, 'Girls Chase Boys' released Feb. 2014. He has written several songs that have been on ABC's 'Nashville' including the songs “Undermine” and "Don't Put Dirt On My Grave Just Yet" that were both recorded by Hayden Panettiere and "Shine" that was recorded and released by Sam Palladio [1]

In 2012, Trent released the debut album for his band, Sugar & The Hi Lows. He and his bandmate, solo artist, Amy Stroup also released a Holiday album, Snow Angel in Nov. 2012.

In addition to Dabbs' career as a singer, he has also co-written several songs with other artists.[2]

Songwriting credits[edit]

Songs Trent Dabbs has written/co-written:


  • Quite Often (2004)
  1. Abigail
  2. Diamonds Don't Shine
  3. It's Not Like That
  4. On Heavy
  5. Yesterday's Apology
  6. Quite Often
  7. January Lights
  8. Worst Fears
  9. TV Jealousy
  10. The Love Goes
  • What's Golden Above Ground (2006)
  1. Harlem Rosewood
  2. What's Golden Above Ground
  3. Riverbell Garden
  4. Fireworks In Virginia
  5. Your Guess
  6. Sylvan Park
  7. Forward Looking Back
  8. Translation
  9. Watching Brooklyn
  • Decade Fades (2008)
  1. The Water
  2. New Morning
  3. Helpless State
  4. Sleepwell Chicago
  5. Stare At A Stranger
  6. Shine
  1. Wake Up Call
  2. Dear Jane
  3. Your Side Now
  4. Rain or Shine
  5. Inside These Lines
  6. Red Colored Roses
  7. Nothing Left To Leave
  8. Wishful Thinking
  9. Look Back On (iTunes bonus)
  1. Off We Go (featuring Erin McCarley)
  2. Same Way Twice
  3. Counting Sleep
  4. One Light Wondering
  5. Call It What It Is
  6. Until You Won Me Over
  7. Looking Up
  1. Leave To See
  2. Keep Me Young
  3. Don't Blame Love
  4. Catch Me Up To Speed
  5. Neil Young
  6. Follow Suit
  7. Me & God
  8. Can I Cross Your Mind
  9. Paper Trails
  10. Southerner
  • Future Like Snow (2012)
  1. One Last Look
  2. Come To Life
  3. The Day Is Long, The Night Is You
  4. Hoping For Home
  5. I'm Not OK
  6. The Losing Touch
  7. Read 'Em And Weep
  8. Wrap My Mind Around You
  9. What You See In Her
  10. Better Off Now
  11. Future Like Snow (Feat. Lori McKenna)
  • The Way We Look At Horses (2013)
  1. The Way We Look At Horses
  2. She's My Destination
  3. Mountain Song
  4. The Last Of It's Kind
  5. Midnight Walls
  6. Confetti Girl
  7. A Thousand Nights
  8. Time Decides
  9. Start Tomorrow
  10. Natural Causes

TV Placements[edit]


  • This Time Tomorrow


  • Keep Me Young

Grey's Anatomy

  • Your Side Now

Ghost Whisperer

  • Inside These Lines


  • Undermine
  • Shine

One Tree Hill

  • Until You Won Me Over
  • Inside These Lines
  • Odds Of Being Alone
  • Look Back On
  • Same Way Twice
  • This Time Tomorrow
  • Take It All In
  • Follow Suit
  • Off We Go

Hawaii Five-0

  • Leave To See

Life Unexpected

  • Odds Of Being Alone

World Of Jenks

  • Odds Of Being Alone

The Chase

  • Call It What It Is

The Vampire Diaries

  • Counting Sleep
  • Last Kiss
  • Means To An End
  • Losing Ground
  • Wrap My Mind Around You

The Mountain

  • Yesterdays Apology

The OC

  • Love Goes

October Road

  • It's Not Like That
  • What's Golden Above Ground

The Hills

  • What's Golden Above Ground

Pretty Little Liars

  • Counting Sleep
  • Stay By Me
  • Follow Suit
  • Turn Our Eyes Away
  • This Time Tomorrow

Private Practice

  • This Time Tomorrow

So You Think You Can Dance

  • Inside These Lines


  • Odds of Being Alone


  • Come To Life


  • Better Off Now

Drop Dead Diva

  • I'm Not OK (cover version)

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2010 "Inside These Lines" Becky Fluke
2011 "Follow Suit"


  1. ^ Schlansky, Evan. "Local Songwriter Trent Dabbs Gets A Boost From ABC’s Nashville". American Songwriter Magazine. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Trent Dabbs - Official Site

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