Akin to his Midwest values, Trace Thompson believes that music should be “real”, and his songwriting is a product of his life and those around him. A student of the 80s and 90s rock and country scene, Trace believes music should be relatable and fun, but also have meaning. His passion for music rekindled in 2012 on the honky tony stages in Texas and Oklahoma armed with nothing but his guitar. Those lessons on the Red Dirt scene brought a new dynamic to his songwriting, and he continues to blend different styles in his music and performances.
Delivering messages through his distinct vocals, powerful performances, and memorable lyrics, Trace wants to build a relationship with each listener. His efforts as an independent artist landed him on the stages in Nashville, TN in 2014, and provided opportunities to open for many national acts including Chase Rice, Austin Burke, Todd O’Neill, and Justin Moore. Trace has hit multiple independent country charts which resulted in him being awarded the 2017 IMN Country Impact Artist, as well as receiving four nominations in the JMAs for his debut album, “Get It Right” which was released in February 2018.