With a warm, endearing vocal and his earnest approach to songwriting, newcomer Trea Landon is the latest artist to take his cues more from ‘90s country traditionalists such as George Strait and Alan Jackson than from the more recent hip-hop and R&B-loving country crowd.
Landon is an alumnus of Georgia Southern University, the same alma mater that boasts Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell. Landon moved from his hometown of Daisy, Georgia, to Nashville in 2015; within weeks, he was signed to Dallas Davidson’s Play It Again Music.
Davidson heard Landon’s music through a mutual friend, an entertainment lawyer from Georgia.
“I played a writers round at Tin Roof and I had never played in Nashville, ever. My friend’s friend came and I sent him my demos the next day and he sent them to Dallas,” Landon recalls.
Landon is signed with Warner Music Nashville and aligned with G Major Management, management home to artists including Thomas Rhett.
Landon recently introduced the world to his music via the track “Get The Girl” (penned by Justin Wilson, Paul Jenkins, Brandon Ratcliff and Pete Good).
“The first day I heard it, it definitely spoke to me. It’s basically about like, somebody that’s been hurt and been through a lot of stuff and has a wall up. Every day, average pickup lines aren’t going to work on this person.” Landon says.
Landon penned another recently-released track, “Loved By A Country Boy,” alongside Davidson, Kyle Fishman, and Justin Wilson—though the group didn’t set out to write a song that day.
“Luke and Dallas own a boat down in Panama and we took a trip last year to get away from the music industry. We were like, ‘Let’s go catch some red fish, drink some beer, hang out.’ We got down there and ended up writing a song, which is what we intended not to do. And now it’s the first single.”
“Loved By A Country Boy” releases to country radio on Aug. 26.
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