Trent Dabbs

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Trent Dabbs
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Background information
Origin Jackson, Mississippi
Genres Singer-songwriter, Pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 1999-present
Labels Ready. Set. Records!
Associated acts Ten Out of Tenn, Mat Kearney, Ingrid Michaelson, Ashley Monroe, Sugar & The Hi-Lows,

Trent Dabbs is an American singer-songwriter who was raised in Jackson, Mississippi, but has been based in Nashville for his professional career. As a solo artist, Dabbs has released ten albums, including his latest album, The Optimist, as well as 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.

In addition to Dabbs' career as a singer, he has also co-written several songs with other artists.[1] 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 [2]

Dabbs is also a co-founder of the musical collective Ten Out of Tenn, founded in 2005. In 2015, the collective celebrated its tenth anniversary, and sold out the Ryman Auditorium. 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, and most recently, the duo released its sophomore album, High Roller in June 2015.[3]


Year Song Artist Album
2016 "Wanted It That Way" Kree Harrison This Old Thing
2016 "Loners" Arum Rae Loners
2016 "Wasn't My Time" Arum Rae Loners
2016 "Testifier" The Saint Johns Dead Of Night
2016 "Caught Me Dyin" The Saint Johns Dead Of Night
2016 "Slacker" Jillian Jacqueline Prime
2016 "Finest Hour" Jillian Jacqueline Prime
2016 "The One Thing I Did Right" Gabe Dixon Turns To Gold
2015 "Better Luck Next Time" Kopecky Drug For The Modern Age
2015 "Half Moon" Lindi Ortega Faded Gloryville
2015 "Let It Rain" Mat Kearney Just Kids
2015 "I'm Not Okay" Jill Andrews The War Inside
2014 "Girls Chase Boys" Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out
2014 "Time Machine" Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out
2014 "Stick" Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out
2014 "Open Hands" Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out
2014 "Ready To Lose" Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out
2014 "Everyone Is Gonna Love Me Now" Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out
2014 "Don't Put Dirt On My Grave Just Yet" Hayden Panettiere Nashville Soundtrack
2013 "Shine" Sam Palladio Nashville Soundtrack
2012 "Undermine" Hayden Panettiere & Charles Esten Nashville Soundtrack
2013 "Waves That Rolled You Under" Young Summer Fever Dream EP
2013 "Fever Dream" Young Summer Fever Dream EP
2013 "Why Try" Young Summer Fever Dream EP
2014 "Taken" Young Summer Fever Dream EP
2009 "Lifeline" Mat Kearney City of Black & White
2012 “Last One Leaving” - Single Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown Example
2010 "Add It Up" Andrew Belle The Ladder
2010 "Look So Easy" Dave Barnes What We Want, What We Get
2012 "Pop Gun" Erin McCarley Stadium Electric
2011 "Oh My Darlin" Katie Herzig The Waking Sleep
2010 "Holdin Us Back" - Single Katie Herzig
2010 "Rain Or Shine" Matthew Perryman Jones The Distance In Between
2009 "Out of Reach" Matthew Perryman Jones
2011 "Just You" Amy Stroup The Other Side Of Love
2011 "Chin Up" Amy Stroup The Other Side Of Love
2011 "Come On Back" Amy Stroup The Other Side Of Love
2011 "I'm In" Amy Stroup The Other Side Of Love
2012 "On A Day Just Like Today" Gabe Dixon One Spark
2008 "Shine" Ashley Monroe
2008 "Everything I Wanted" Ashley Monroe
2010 "Someday Our King Will Come" Natalie Grant Love Revolution
2012 "Charmed Life" Joy Williams One of Those Days
2012 "Turnaround" Joy Williams "Songs From This" - EP
2012 "Golden Thread" Joy Williams "Songs From This" - EP
2012 "We Are" Joy Williams We Are (Single)
2009 "More Than I Asked For" Joy Williams More Than I Asked For
2009 "10 Stories" Michelle Featherstone Blue Bike
2009 "Where My Head Is" Andy Davis New History
2007 "Believable Doubt" Andy Davis Let The Woman
2008 "Keep Faith" Matt Wertz Under The Summer Sun
2008 "Let Me Love You" Josh Wilson Trying To Fit The Ocean In A Cup


  • 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
  • Ashley Monroe and Trent Dabbs (2007)
  1. I'm Coming Over
  2. Laying Low
  3. See Right Through
  4. Now That I Know
  5. Gone
  • 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 Its Kind
  5. Midnight Walls
  6. Confetti Girl
  7. A Thousand Nights
  8. Time Decides
  9. Start Tomorrow
  10. Natural Causes
  • Believer (2015)
  1. Nature Of The Beast
  2. For The Grace Of You
  3. Nobody's Stranger Anymore
  4. Make A Believer
  5. Goes Without Saying
  6. To My Girl
  7. World On Time
  8. Here On Earth
  9. Say No More
  • The Optimist (2016)
    1. Don't Believe In Stars
    2. Closing Time
    3. Optimists
    4. Disappearing Weekend
    5. Elephant In The Room
    6. She's A Pill
    7. Jennifer In Cursive
    8. In My Own Way

TV Placements[6][edit]


  • This Time Tomorrow


  • Keep Me Young

Grey's Anatomy

  • Your Side Now

Ghost Whisperer

  • Inside These Lines


  • Don't Put Dirt On My Grave Just Yet
  • Acting The Part
  • Ammunition
  • 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

  • Better Off Now
  • Counting Sleep
  • Stay By Me
  • Follow Suit
  • Turn Our Eyes Away
  • This Time Tomorrow
  • Where Fear Runs Through

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)

The Arrow

  • Vertigo


  • I'm not OK

Music videos[edit]

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


  1. ^ Trent Dabbs - Official Site
  2. ^ Schlansky, Evan. "Local Songwriter Trent Dabbs Gets A Boost From ABC's Nashville". American Songwriter Magazine. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "With High Roller (and Song Premiere), Sugar and the Hi-Lows Sweeten the Pot". The Huffington Post. 2015-06-18. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 
  4. ^ "Trent Dabbs | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  5. ^ "Trent Dabbs | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  6. ^ "Music by Trent Dabbs". TuneFind. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 

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