Trevor Rosen

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Trevor Rosen
Rosen second from the left with his Old Dominion bandmates in 2019.
Rosen second from the left with his Old Dominion bandmates in 2019.
Background information
Birth nameTrevor Joseph Rosen
Born (1975-02-18) February 18, 1975 (age 47)
Woodhaven, Michigan, United States
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2003–present

Trevor Joseph Rosen (born February 18, 1975) is an American country music songwriter and musician. He is also a member of the American country music band Old Dominion, in which he plays guitar and keyboards.[1]

Early life[edit]

Trevor Rosen grew up in Woodhaven, Michigan,[2] a southern suburb of Detroit. He learned piano at a young age before picking up the guitar at age 16 and forming the Detroit area rock trio Unfair Superpowers.


Rosen moved to Nashville in the fall of 2003 to pursue a career in songwriting. He met Matthew Ramsey soon after arriving and the two began collaborating, eventually becoming founding members of the hit supergroup, Old Dominion. Rosen signedwith SMACKtown Music and Wrensong/Reynsong Publishing in 2013.[3] He is currently signed to a publishing deal with Twelve6 Entertainment.[1].

The Nashville Association of Independent Publishers named Rosen and the other members of Old Dominion the 2016 Songwriter/Artist of the Year, the same year they were honored as the Music Row Best New Artist and the Academy of Country Music's Best New Duo/Group of the Year. He co-wrote 8 of the 11 songs on their debut album Meat and Candy, including the Number One hits: Break Up With Him, Snapback and Song For Another Time. In the year following, Rosen co-wrote 9 of the 12 songs for Old Dominion's second studio album, Happy Endings, including the Number One hits, "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" and "Written in the Sand.".[4] In 2019, Rosen and Matt Ramsey were once again named the Songwriter/Artists of the Year. Rosen wrote 10 of the 11 songs on Old Dominion's latest self-titled album, Old Dominion (album), two of which went on to become Number One hit songs, Make It Sweet and One Man Band (Old Dominion song). These along with Michael Ray's number one hit song, The One That Got Away, which Rosen also co-wrote, earned him the CMA Triple Play Award for having 3 number ones within a 12-month period [2].

Rosen's songwriting accolades expand well beyond Old Dominion’s success, as he has written multiple number one songs including Dierks Bentley’s"Say You Do",[5] The Band Perry's Better Dig Two,[6] Blake Shelton’s Sangria[7] and the longest charting number one song in Country Aircheck history, William Michael Morgan’s I Met A Girl. He has also written songs recorded by Jake Owen, Scotty McCreery, Keith Urban, Craig Morgan, Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser, and Randy Rogers Band as well as songs performed on the ABC show Nashville.

Songs written by Rosen[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Co-writer(s)
2011 Chris Young Neon "Neon" Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally
2012 Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 2 "Fade Into You" Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally
Randy Rogers Band Trouble "Fuzzy" Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally
Uncle Kracker Midnight Special "In Between Disasters" Uncle Kracker, Shane McAnally, J.T. Harding
2013 Due West Our Time "Taste of Your Love" Matt Lopez, Josh Osborne
Craig Morgan The Journey (Livin' Hits) "Wake Up Lovin' You" Matthew Ramsey, Josh Osborne
The Band Perry Pioneer "Better Dig Two" Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally
Jake Owen Days of Gold "Tipsy" Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally
Keith Urban Fuse "Come Back to Me" Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally
2014 Dierks Bentley Riser "Say You Do" Matthew Ramsey, Shane McAnally
Blake Shelton Bringing Back the Sunshine "Sangria" Thomas Harding, Josh Osborne
2015 Luke Bryan Kill the Lights "Scarecrows" Shane McAnally, Ashley Gorley
William Michael Morgan Vinyl "I Met a Girl" Shane McAnally, Sam Hunt
Old Dominion Meat and Candy "Break Up with Him" Matthew Ramsey, Whit Sellers, Geoff Spring, Brad Tursi
"Nowhere Fast" Matt Jenkins, Matthew Ramsey
"Beer Can in a Truck Bed" Matt Jenkins, Matthew Ramsey
"Wrong Turns" Matt Jenkins, Matthew Ramsey
"Snapback" Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi
"Half Empty" Matt Jenkins, Matthew Ramsey
"Said Nobody" Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi
"Song for Another Time" Matthew Ramsey, Matt Jenkins, Brad Tursi
Sam Hunt Between the Pines "Bottle It Up" Sam Hunt, Matt Jenkins
2016 Joe Nichols Single "Undone" Josh Osborne, Ross Copperman
Randy Houser Fired Up "Whiskeysippi River" Matt Jenkins, Josh Jenkins
Mark Leach Homemade "If You're Down" Matthew Ramsey, Matt Jenkins
Robby Johnson Don't Look Back "She Moves" Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
2017 Trace Adkins Something's Going On "Watered Down" Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally
Old Dominion Happy Endings "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Jesse Frasure
"A Girl is a Gun" Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Matt Jenkins
"New York at Night" Brad Tursi, Jordan Schmidt
"Dancing Forever" Matthew Ramsey, Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman
"Hotel Key" Matthew Ramsey, Josh Osborne
"Not Everything's About You" Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Andrew Dorff
"Stars in the City" Matthew Ramsey, Josh Osborne, Brad Tursi
"Still Writing Songs About You" Matthew Ramsey, Shane McAnally, Brad Tursi
"Written in the Sand" Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi
Kelsea Ballerini Unapologetically "I Hate Love Songs" Kelsea Ballerini, Shane McAnally
2018 Michael Ray Amos "One That Got Away" Matthew Ramsey, Josh Osborne, Jesse Frasure
2019 Teddy Robb Really Shouldn't Drink Around You "Really Shouldn't Drink Around You" Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Old Dominion Old Dominion "Make It Sweet" Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung
"Smooth Sailing" Matthew Ramsey, Jesse Frasure, Brad Tursi
"One Man Band" Matthew Ramsey, Josh Osborne, Brad Tursi
"Never Be Sorry" Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey, Josh Osborne, Brad Tursi
"My Heart Is Bar" Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey, Josh Osborne, Brad Tursi
"Midnight Mess Around" Andrew Dorff, Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi
"Do It With Me" Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey
"Hear You Now" Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung
"I'll Roll" James T. Slater, Brad Tursi
"American Style" Matthew Ramsey, Jesse Frasure, Brad Tursi
"Paint The Grass Green" Matthew Ramsey, Josh Osborne, Brad Tursi, Ross Copperman


  1. ^ "About Old Dominion". Old Dominion. 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "Old Dominion Talk Swagger, Their New EP and Writers' Regret". Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  3. ^ "Rosen Re-Signs Publishing Deal". Music Row. November 4, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Trevor Rosen". SMACKSongs. January 26, 2017. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Dierks Bentley Celebrates No. 1 Success With Song's Writers". CMT. June 17, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Band Perry Dig Up Another No. 1 on Country Songs Chart". Billboard. January 24, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Blake Shelton's 'Sangria' Reaches Top of Charts". iHeart Radio. July 6, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015.