At just 24-years-old, singer-songwriter Trea Landon is wise beyond his years - in both sound and style. Taking vocal cues from country greats Hank Williams, Jr. and Kevin Denney, he pairs traditional tone and modern tracks to deliver lyrics fans can both identify and connect with.
Though initially drawn to the drums after seeing his cousin play, Landon’s path began to change at 16. “I’d decided to focus on singing, and I purchased my first guitar from a buddy for $60. I couldn’t put it down. My grandfather taught me my first three chords, and I was hooked. I picked it up relatively quickly.” Around the same time, he started songwriting. “I’m not sure what it was, but I felt a need to write my own music. I didn’t want to do what everyone else had done. I was terrible at first… But I was passionate about it.” And for Landon, the obvious choice stylistically was country. “The older I got, the more I realized I was country. I’d been a Linkin Park fan, and dabbled in metal, but I inevitably went back to my country roots and began writing songs that told a story.”
In 2015, Landon moved to Nashville to chase his dream of writing and recording with some of the finest that country music has to offer. After four short weeks in Music City, he was approached by hit songwriter and Play It Again Publishing owner Dallas Davidson (Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan), who signed Landon almost immediately. The deal has lead to co-writes with Davidson, Craig Campbell and Chris Young, among others.
From there, his essence as an artist began to develop - and is something Landon is confident in.
“I love all the music that’s on the radio right now - there are obviously several different kinds of ‘country’. Ultimately, I feel I fall somewhere between Luke Bryan and Jon Pardi - I’m the tailgate version of Jon Pardi.”
This sound, as well as his growth as a writer, is evident in his current singles “A Little Bit” which dropped May 26th, and “When I Get There” which dropped on June 2nd. “A Little Bit” continues to hold a feature spot on Spotify’s New Boots playlist and Pandora’s New Country playlist, accruing nearly one million streams on Spotify alone. “When I Get There” was featured several weeks in a row on SiriusXM The Highway’s “On the Horizon” program. Both uptempo tunes, reminiscent of a 90’s country hit with a modern edge, prefaced the release of his debut, self-titled EP, released June 9th.
And of his sudden and seemingly effortless plunge into the country music scene, Landon’s well aware of his good fortune.
“I’m blessed, that’s for sure.”