Music City Beat
"I never was like, I gotta get this career going. The days go by when you are staying busy you know" says Edwards.
Edwards has always had his hands in something related to music row.
Even during the low points of his music career he figured out a way to stay connected.
"I had a company called music media productions. We did graphic design, back drops, cd's, tapes, for a lot of folks"
Edwards also spent time as a singer at the Grand Ole Opry, where he had some of his best times of his life.
"I was singer doing harmony, had so many artists, like Trace Adkins and I got to sing with The Judds" he says.
The songs Edwards picked for his first album are far from unfamiliar. "We call it puttin em in the can" he laughs. Edwards either played on or demoed them at some point in his career. "When I started looking at the project I found them outta the blue. Everying fell in place. It was just meant to be" he says.
Edwards says the album reflects his gospel roots. Family based songs with good meanings. like the Jeffery Steele song "I Believe". "That song just talks about being raised in a good believing home" says Edwards.
Headed to radio as his first single is a song called "Killing Myself To Stay Alive". "It's about the working people that get up everyday, klling self to stay alive, going to work and work hard. You know, the coal miners, truck drivers" he says.
Eleven tracks Trae Edwards says he hopes will give people a smile. "I'm not looking to be a star per say as I am to bring happiness to other people"
Friday, February 22 2013, 07:22 PM CST