Southern Sound: Trea Landon Pays His Dues
With an upcoming album and shows scheduled across the South this summer, musician Trea Landon is paving his way to success.
Claxton, Georgia, native Trea Landon hopes that paying his dues in the country music industry will help him make it big and claim a record deal all his own. He was recently nominated for a Georgia Country Music Award and says he feels honored to be able to experience something like that so early in his career.
Landon has released two singles, now available on iTunes. (More of his songs are available on Reverb Nation.) “She’s a Ten” sounds a lot like Brantley Gilbert or Luke Bryan and would have any crowd swaying from side to side. “Second Chance” is a typical breakup song that tells of heartbreak and lost love.
“My songs allow me to tell stories about my life and all the things that are important to me,” 20-year-old Landon says.
He hopes that his future holds a record deal — and national tours with his music playing on every country radio station.
“Who knows what my next step is, I would love for it to be a record deal, but right now I am just paying my dues playing anywhere and everywhere I can,” he says.
Nathan Queen, Landon’s manager, says he has seen the young musician grow as a performer over the last year. Going from the 2-year-old who belted out George Strait to an artist who is comfortable on stage has taken a lot of work.
“When I first started playing in public, I wish I would have had someone to help me work with my stage presence,” Landon says. “That to me is the hardest part about getting up in front of everyone.”
Landon has upcoming shows on July 4 at the pier in Tybee Island, Georgia, July 12 at Island Time Grill in Port Wentworth, Georgia, August 1 in Sumter, South Carolina, and August 2 in Raleigh North Carolina.
“I have had the privilege of working with some amazing artists over the last 10 years,” says Queen. “I can say that Trea has a very special sound and he writes about things in his life. [He] could be the next big country star.”
Photo courtesy of Trea Landon.