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Interview with Trevor Johnson

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Music was always a part of TREVOR JOHNSON’s life growing up on a farm in Manitoba. Singing along to the tractor's crackling AM radio stations always helped pass the time as he worked out in the field. Everywhere he had to get to was always a distance to go so cassettes and eventually CDs helped the miles go by faster. On his playlist? Lots of AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Northern Pikes and even Vanilla Ice. 

In his early twenties, he picked up his Dad's old out of tune guitar and was determined to play it no matter how hard it's well-worn condition made it to play. When he finally broke down and spent a couple hundred bucks on a cheap Yamaha acoustic guitar from Mother's Music, he wished he had done that months earlier! When he overcame his stage fright and performed Love Me by Collin Raye at a small town charity event, the reaction he received from the crowd surprised him. From then on, he was asked to perform at various events in the community.  

In 2009, Trevor made the move to Nashville  - after many visits - to immerse himself in songwriting. Eventually, he moved back home to Manitoba where he performed around Winnipeg. In 2010, he won a QX 104 FM songwriting contest with first prize being a trip to the CMAs in Nashville. 

After finishing up his EP Footsteps in the Spring of 2013 with Nashville producer Dick McVey, Trevor has been busy performing wherever he can. After receiving positive feedback from this first project, he decided to head back to the studio in early 2014. This time he recorded in Calgary with 2013 Western Canadian Recording Engineer of the year, Johnny Gasparic, at MCC Recording. Trevor is excited about his first release to Country radio in March 2014 called Moonshine.