Performing June 14th, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Trent Tomlinson was born in Blytheville, Arkansas, and was raised in Kennett, Missouri.
In his junior year of high school, Tomlinson reached the finals for “You Can Be a Star,” a television talent show on The Nashville Network (now Spike TV), in which Trent placed second. Tomlinson landed a songwriting deal with Cal IV Entertainment. Several of his songs were recorded by Emerson Drive and Blue County on their respective debut albums. He also cut sides for Lyric Street Records, with whom he later signed a record deal. Tomlinson’s debut single, “Drunker Than Me,” was released in late 2005, followed by his album, Country Is My Rock. Two additional singles were also released from the album: “One Wing in the Fire” and “Just Might Have Her Radio On.”
On December 15, 2008 it was announced that Tomlinson would be the second artist signed to Lyric Street’s subsidiary label, Carolwood Records. His fourth single, “That’s How It Still Oughta Be,” made its chart debut in January 2009. That song fell from the charts in May 2009 and was replaced by “Henry Cartwright’s Produce Stand.” A third single, “Angels Like Her” (a re-recording of a song on his debut), was released on October 26, 2009, shortly before the closure of Carolwood. All three songs were included on an EP titled A Guy Like Me. Tomlinson released “Man Without a Woman” via Skyville Records in 2011.
In 2016, Tomlinson released his latest album, That’s What’s Working Right Now. Along with recording and releasing his own music, he has penned songs for other artists as well. Tomlinson co-wrote the track “Missing Missouri” on Sara Evans’ 2005 album Real Fine Place and “Why Can’t I Leave Her Alone” on George Strait’s 2006 album It Just Comes Natural. In 2014, Tomlinson co-wrote “Close Your Eyes,” with Paramalee, and the single went #1 on country radio. Brett Young’s “In Case You Didn’t Know,” that was written by Brett Young, Tyler Reeve, Kyle Schlienger and Trent Tomlinson went #1 on country radio in 2018. In August of the same year, Tomlinson released his latest single, “Tractor.”