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Trent Dabbs

Grammy award winning songwriter and artist Trent Dabbs is a storyteller, who helps artists curate and craft their own narratives through the purity of song. Throughout his career, Dabbs has seamlessly weaved between the often-disparate worlds of writing for artists and synch. In 2014, he penned Ingrid Michaelson's platinum-certified single "Girls Chase Boys", which peaked at #52 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #6 on the magazine's Adult Top 40 chart. More recently, Dabbs co-wrote Kacey Musgraves' "High Horse", the gold-certified single from her album Golden Hour that won the 2018 Grammy for Album of the Year. Additionally, "High Horse" reached #36 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and became Musgraves' first song to crossover to pop radio, peaking at #39 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart. Dabbs' songs have also been cut by COIN, Natalie Hemby, NEEDTOBREATHE, Mat Kearney, Lucius, Joseph, Joy Williams (of The Civil Wars), American Authors, Liza Anne, and others. In 2021, Dabbs worked closely with Anderson East, co-writing most of his new album, Maybe We Never Die, including the lead single "Madelyn", which peaked at #12 on the Triple A airplay chart. Also this year, Dabbs penned songs with Noah Cyrus, which will be released on her upcoming album.

In addition to Dabbs' career writing for artists, his songs have sound tracked hundreds of films and TV shows, including Grey's Anatomy, Nashville, Private Practice, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Parenthood, and more. Additionally, he scored the soundtrack for Willie Nelson starrer Pure Country: Pure Heart.

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