Trey Bruce

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Trey Bruce
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country, Rock, Pop
Occupations Songwriter
Record producer
Years active 1989-present
Associated acts
Burnin' Daylight
Randy Travis
Website http://www.treybruce.com/

Trey Bruce is an Emmy Award winning, Memphis, Tennessee native, American songwriter. Bruce has written eight Number One singles on the Billboard . "Look Heart, No Hands", "Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man" and "Whisper My Name" by Randy Travis, and "How Your Love Makes Me Feel" by Diamond Rio, "Nothin That A Little Bit of YOu Wont Cure" Lee Roy Parnell among others. He has also co-written numerous Top 10 singles for other artists, including Faith Hill, Leann Rimes, Trisha Yearwood and Trace Adkins, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood. Bruce received a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Original Song in 2001 along with co-writers John Bettis and Brian D. Siewart.[1]

He is the son of singer Ed Bruce[2]

Biography[edit]

Bruce's musical career began at an early age, when he played drums at various clubs around Memphis, Tennessee. In 1989, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee and signed with MCA Music Publishing as a songwriter.[3] His first hit as a songwriter came in 1990, when Shelby Lynne reached the U.S. Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts with "Things Are Tough All Over"; in 1993, Randy Travis reached Number One on the same chart with Bruce's "Look Heart, No Hands".[3][4] (Travis also recorded two more songs written by Bruce: 1994's "Whisper My Name" and 1998's "Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man".)

As producer[edit]

Chris LeDoux... "One Road Man", Lynyrd Skynyrd... "Gods and Guns", KingBilly...."KingBilly", Chris Janson...."Chris Janson", Kree Harrison... "Kree Harrison", Trace Adkins..."More", "Chrome", "Greatest Hits", "Greatest Hits", "Greatest Hits II", "The Definitive Greatest Hits", "Comin' On Strong", Rebecca Lynn Howard.... "Forgive", Cliff Richard... "Something's Gotta Give", American Idol... "This is Your Moment", NBC TV Show Soundtrack....Providence, RCA Soundtrack.... Where The Heart Is, Biggest Loser..."This Is Your Moment", The Good Guys..." Ought'a Be a Law", VH1 Celebrity Rehab..."I'm Still Here", MTV Pacific Heights..."I Hate The Way"

Songs written/co-written[edit]

  • I AIN’T IN CHECOTAH - CARRIE UNDERWOOD
  • LOOK HEART NO HANDS - RANDY TRAVIS (#1 single)
  • WHISPER MY NAME - RANDY TRAVIS (#1 single)
  • THAT’S WHERE I DRAW THE LINE - RANDY TRAVIS
  • PRICE TO PAY - RANDY TRAVIS (single)
  • SPIRIT OF A BOY WISDOM OF A MAN - RANDY TRAVIS (#1 single)
  • A GREAT MEMORY - JOHN M. MONTGOMERY
  • I DON’T PAINT MYSELF INTO CORNERS - TRISHA YEARWOOD (single)
  • IF I AIN’T GOT YOU - TRISHA YEARWOOD
  • IF I AIN’T GOT YOU - MARTY STUART (single)
  • IF THERE AIN’T THERE OUGHT’ BE - MARTY STUART (single)
  • IT WON’T BE OVER YOU - STEVE WARINER (top 10 single)
  • FAITH IN ME FAITH IN YOU - DOUG STONE (top 5 single)
  • THINGS ARE TOUGH ALL OVER - SHELBY LYNN (top 15 single)
  • GO THE DISTANCE - FAITH HILL
  • SOMEONE ELSE’S DREAM - FAITH HILL (top 5 single)
  • YOU CAN’T LOSE ME - FAITH HILL (top 5 single)
  • A LITTLE BIT OF YOU - LEEROY PARNELL (#1 single)
  • LIPSTICK DON’T LIE - MARK COLLIE
  • SPIRIT OF A BOY WISDOM OF A MAN - MARK COLLIE (single)
  • WE SHARE A WALL - DEANNA CARTER
  • THE STATE OF GRACE - REBA McENTIRE
  • FALL - SUZY BOGGUSS
  • PAYIN’ FOR IT NOW - TRACE ADKINS
  • IT WAS YOU - TRACE ADKINS
  • SNOWBALL IN EL PASO - TRACE ADKINS
  • ONE NIGHT STAND - TRACE ADKINS
  • WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE - MARK WILLS
  • AMEN KIND OF LOVE - DARYL SINGLETARY (#1 single)
  • IF SHE DON’T LOVE YOU - BUFFALO CLUB (top 5 single)
  • HOW YOUR LOVE MAKES ME FEEL - DIAMOND RIO (#1 single)
  • I COULD DO IT WITH MY EYES CLOSED - DIAMOND RIO
  • COVER ME - JO DEE MESSINA
  • JUST GOTTA RIDE - CHRIS LEDOUX
  • NO MAN IN HIS WRONG HEART - GARY ALLAN (single)
  • I DON’T PAINT MYSELF INTO CORNERS - REBECCA LYNN HOWARD
  • OUT HERE IN THE WATER - REBECCA LYNN HOWARD (top 20 single)
  • WHEN MY DREAMS COME TRUE - REBECCA LYNN HOWARD
  • NEVER BEEN GOOD AT LETTING GO - LORRIE MORGAN
  • IF I CRY - LORRIE MORGAN
  • HIT BY LOVE - LILA McCANN
  • DIDN’T LOOK LIKE ALCOHOL - REBECCA LYNN HOWARD
  • FORGIVE - REBECCA LYNN HOWARD (top 10 single)
  • BEAUTIFUL TO YOU - REBECCA LYNN HOWARD
  • PINK FLAMINGO KIND OF LOVE - REBECCA LYNN HOWARD
  • FORGIVE (unplugged) NBC TV SHOW, PROVIDENCE
  • HEAVEN LEAVE THE LIGHT ON - CLAY WALKER
  • MARRIED IN MEXICO - MARK WILLS
  • AFRAID TO FALL - LeANN RIMES
  • I’VE GOT IT BAD - LeANN RIMES
  • NOW - SHEDAISY
  • A WOMAN’S WORK - SHEDAISY
  • BANG BANG - LYNYRD SKYNYRD
  • HOBO KIND’A MAN - LYNYRD SKYNYRD
  • RAINING IN MY HEARTLAND - LYNYRD SKYNYRD
  • EVERY TIME I FALL - KATHARINE MCPHEE (Universal)
  • NO MORE - DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED (Universal)
  • WASTED HEART - DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED
  • NO SHAME - DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED
  • YOU FORGIVE ME - DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED
  • NOBODY SAYS NO TO ME - JESSIE FARRELL (Universal Canada)
  • I CAN LOVE ANYONE I WANT TO - ONE MORE GIRL (Universal Canada)
  • ALL OR NOTHING - GEORGE CANYON (Sony Canada)
  • I GET EVEN - KIRSTY LEE AKERS (ABC Australia)
  • WHITE PICKET FENCE GIRL - KIRSTY LEE AKERS (ABC Australia)
  • I DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS - KIRSTY LEE AKERS (ABC Australia)
  • KICK IT UP ANOTHER NOTCH - THE MCCLYMONTS (Universal Australia)
  • GOOD HAPPENS - LION’S GATE MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK -“NEW IN TOWN”:
  • GLORIANA - GLORIANA (Emblem/Warner Bros. Records)
  • WHATEVER THIS IS - ANTJE MONTERIO (fall 2012 single in Europe)
  • CALLING ME HOME- SARA STORER
  • YOUR MOMENT – BIGGEST LOSER (NBC TV)
  • YOUR MOMENT - AMERICAN IDOL (FOX TV)
  • OUGHT’A BE A LAW – THE GOOD GUYS (FOX TV)
  • MEXICAN - ZZ TOP (BMG RECORDS)
  • HEARTACHE IN BLUE - ZZ TOP (BMG RECORDS)
  • YOUR MOMENT - AMERICAN IDOL (FOX TV) AGAIN!
  • SURRENDER – GEORGE CANYON (UNIVERSAL RECORDS) (Top 5 Single)
  • THAT’S WHERE YOU CAME IN – GEORGE CANYON (UNIVERSAL)
  • FADE - BLACK STONE CHERRY (ROADRUNNER RECORDS)
  • CHANGE - BLACK STONE CHERRY (ROADRUNNER RECORDS)
  • CHANGE - BLACK STONE CHERRY (ROADRUNNER RECORDS)
  • JUST FOR YOU - SOUTH AFRICAN IDOL
  • LITTLE BLACK WEDDING DRESS - LUCY HALE (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS)
  • LIKE IT CANT BE BROKEN - SISTER C ( THE X FACTOR)
  • ALL AMERICANS - ALABAMA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stark, Phyllis (June 2, 2001). "Nashville Scene". Billboard. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Sweetland, Phil (September–October 2000). "Trace Elements". American Cowboy. 
  3. ^ a b Trey Bruce bio
  4. ^ Leamer, Laurence (1997). Three chords and the truth: hope and heartbreak and the changing fortunes of Nashville. HarperCollins. p. 257. ISBN 9780060175054.