Today we’d like to introduce you to Trey Odum.
Trey, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I was born in Southeast Alabama, my family moved to Macon, Georgia when I was eight years old and we ended up in Arizona when I was a junior in high school. I was involved in music from a young age but didn’t pick up a guitar for the first time until I was sixteen and primarily taught myself, which is how I like it. I believe I’ve only taken a total of four lessons in my career. The guitar is still very much a magical thing to me, such an organic thing, that I find myself learning new things about all the time. I didn’t start writing country music until college when my roommate strongly suggested it. I recall him saying, “Dude, you’re from Alabama. Write a country song!” So I did, and that’s where it all started.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I make country music – honest, real country music. I love telling stories, and every song is an opportunity to do just that. The more real and true the story is to me, the better it comes out. This isn’t about being poppy; it’s about being passionate, connected, honest.
What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
I define success as where I am now. My passion is my profession, and it keeps a roof over my head and food in my dog’s bowls. Everything past this point is an improvement. As far as essentials to success, I believe hunger is one of the most important. If you don’t want it enough, you’ll never go get it.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I have a record coming out in a few months, or as soon as we can get it out to everyone. For now, check out my website, treyodum.com, for updates. We also have merch rolling out soon, and we’re all pretty psyched about how it’s looking – stay tuned for that too!