Press Release: Nashville singer-songwriter Trent Dabbs returns with his eighth solo release The Way We Look At Horses on Ready Set Records November 5.
Produced by Jeremy Bose (who also produced 2011s Southerner), The Way We Look At Horses is an extension of Dabbs sifting through his own spiritual and relational questions into well crafted folk-pop albums. The album was influenced by Equine Therapy (horse assisted therapy). “It is said that horses help us connect with buried feelings from the past and provide healing. Many of the themes throughout this album deal with death, love, making a change and the patterns that we've adopted to help us deal with difficult times,” explains Trent. “I love the image of the horse, being strong and steady and using them as a formidable metaphor to get us through.”
In the two years since his last solo release, Trent has been anything but idle. In 2012, with fellow Nashville singer/songwriter Amy Stroup, he formed the “rockabilly ‘n’ retro soul revue” (-Huffington Post) Sugar & The Hi-Lows. “Sugar & The Hi-Lows just might be the next breakout band to capture the nation’s imagination.” – All Music Guide The duo released its critically acclaimed debut in February 2012 followed by a U.S. tour including dates opening for Allen Stone and Ingrid Michaelson.
That same year, Trent co-wrote the “steamy duet” (-RollingStone.com) “Undermine“ with Kasey Musgraves for the ABC’s hit show “Nashville”. The song sold sold 22,000 copies in its first week and debuted at #7 on the iTunes country chart, #24 overall on iTunes.
Most recently, Trent collaborated with Bobby Allen under the moniker Young Summer, co-writer and co-producing (with Jeremy Bose) her debut Fever Dream, out earlier this year.
In 2005, he co-created the Ten out of Tenn, a touring collective which features the best in emerging talent out of Nashville. Many of these artists such as Mikky Ekko, Erin McCarley, Andrew Belle and Joy Williams (The Civil Wars), among others, have gone on to have critically and commercially successful careers as performers and songwriters. Trent’s own songs have been featured on television shows such as Grey's Anatomy, So You Think You Can Dance, Parenthood, Pretty Little Liars and many others.