Shallowater, Texas (Pop. 1500) sits in the middle of a land rich in farming and music. Some grow up to fight the dirt on a cotton farm, and some grow up to write the songs that inspire us all. At an early age Trenton Chandler decided he wanted to do the latter. West Texas has given birth to such musical legends as Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings and Don Williams, and Trenton decided he wanted to chase that dream, too. He got his first guitar at the age of 7 after seeing an inspiring performance by the one and only Elvis Presley on television. It didn’t take long for him to string a few chords and melodies together, and a troubadour was born. Trenton has been a songwriter and performer for most of his life; pouring his heart out on stages all across Texas. On August 12, 2012 he made the move to Nashville, TN to pursue songwriting on a professional level. Currently, he spends his days writing with some of Nashville’s best and his nights on a Honky Tonk stage singing his songs and some of theirs now and then. Trenton holds a residency at Crazy Town on world-famous lower Broadway, performing several times a week for travelers from all corners of the earth.
“I remember the first time I saw Elvis on TV, it was a life changing event. There was so much joy in his performance for him and the rest of us.”
“When I am on stage making music with friends that I love, playing to a rocking crowd, I am exactly where I want to be. It is my passion … my whole life … to be in the moment doing what the good Lord put me on earth to do.”
“It’s a spiritual thing … an exchange of energy between the band and the crowd. For me it’s a natural high.”