Trent Tomlinson is an American contemporary country music artist who rose to prominence in the early 2000s and continues to spread his wings in country music. Born on July 3, 1975, Tomlinson grew up in the city of Blytheville in Arkansas. After a couple of years, his family moved to the neighboring state of Missouri where they live in the city of Kennett. A former basketball star, his father set records at the University of Missouri.
During his junior high school years, joined “You Can Be a Star“, a television talent show on The Nashville Network. Eventually, he reached the finals placing second. After several failed recording deals that were cut short, Tomlinson stumbled with Cal IV Entertainment and was given a songwriting deals. With this, he started his career as a lyricist, writing songs for other artists.
In 2005, he was signed to Lyric Street Records, where he began recording his own songs. Later that year, Tomlinson released his debut song, “Drunker Than Me.” It was then followed by his album Country Is My Rock in early 2006. Ultimately, the album earned three chart-topping hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, namely, “Drunker Than Me” at no. 19, “One Wing in the Fire” at no. 11, and “Just Might Have Her Radio On” at no. 21.
Tomlinson’s Debut Single
Released on October 24, 2005, “Drunker Than Me” was recorded and performed by Trent Tomlinson. He co-penned the song with Ashe Underwood. In addition, Tomlinson also co-produced it with HillBilly and Leigh Reynolds under the Lyric Street Records.
Furthermore, the accompanying music video of “Drunker Than Me” was released the following month just after the song’s release. This three-minute song first entered the charts at no. 56. Moreover, it peaked at no. 19 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. On the other hand, it reached no. 3 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.
WATCH: Trent Tomlinson rocks his debut hit “Drunker Than Me” in its official Music Video.
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