Here’s a video of me singing “My Last Day in the Mine” with Blue Highway at the Station Inn! Thanks again for having me up there, fellers! It’s always a huge honor!
Hey everybody! I hope all of you fine folks are doing well this wonderful (cold) morning! I just wanted to let you all know that the new Blue Highway album “The Game” dropped yesterday and it features yours truly as a guest vocalist on “My Last Day in the Mine”! I was absolutely thrilled and honored to get to work in the studio with those guys, as they have always been (and always will be) some of my biggest heroes! So, check out the new record on Amazon, ITunes, or Blue Highway’s website. Thanks and take care!
Trey Hensley and the new Wayne Henderon #610
I had several people wanting to know if I would do a video of me playing my new Wayne Henderson guitar (#610) that Wayne built for me…so, here you go! Please excuse the sloppy playing! Thanks so much to Wayne for building me this incredible guitar! It is without a doubt my favorite guitar and without a doubt the best guitar I’ve ever played! I hope you enjoy the video…thanks for watching!
A great blend of commercial country with deep traditional roots!
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
Release Date: 2009
1. Country Comfort
2. I Don’t Like Me Without You
3. On the Line (feat. Janie Fricke)
4. It Is What It Is
5. She Always Got What She Wanted
6. Willie Jones 2:59
7. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (feat. Terry Wariner)
8. The Legend and the Man (feat. Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall & Richard Sterban of The Oak Ridge Boys)
9. A Six Pack Ago (feat. Steve Wariner)
10. Jesus and John Wayne
11. Billy Jack Willis
12. You’ll Find Your Way
From Vintage Guitar Magazine, January 2009 Review:
Trey Hensley’s second release, It Is What It Is, doesn’t sound like it comes from a performer who wasn’t even alive in 1989. To call Trey Hensley an “old soul” or “throwback” misses the point. His take on country music isn’t merely a neo-traditional re-arrangement of the musical furniture, but a complete gut of the room. Hensley’s ability to include the best parts of traditional country while eliminating the polluting elements of modern Nashville hot-country “radio friendly” fodder demonstrates a level of musical taste and discernment only a very mature musician can muster.
Hensley’s career began early. He started to play guitar at 10 and by 11 he was performing on Grand Ol Opry’s stage with old pros, including Marty Stuart and Earl Scruggs. Stuart called Hensley a “bona fide hillbilly rock star” when Hensley’s first album, Looking at My Future, came out in 2008. From the beginning Hensley was drawn to the classic country of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Hensley performs a mixture of tunes by both contemporary songwriters and earlier country numbers. His ability to distill that classic country sound, regardless of when tunes were penned, makes it nearly impossible to tell which songs are from the 60’s and which were written recently.
Looking at pictures of Trey Hensley, it’s hard to imagine that his vocals really come from such a baby-faced young man. His voice has a particularly rich resonance that oozes certain level of worldliness that’s difficult to reconcile with Hensley’s youth. His vocal style reminds me of the great country singers such as Ferlin Husky, Conway Twitty, and Hank Snow. Hensley is also one mean guitar picker. On Larry Gatlin’s “Willie Jack Willis” Hensley pulls out a passel of hot licks, twisting his telecaster’s strings into musical shapes reminiscent of the late Jerry Reed and Don Rich. Hensley’s use of bass runs to complement his upper register pedal-steel riffs grounds his playing so it’s not techno-flash, but melodically driven.
Is the world of “hot” country music ready for a classic country throwback? Trey Hensley aims to find out. I wish him the best of luck, because It Is What It Is has got more soul in the first ten seconds than you’ll find in an hour on any commercial country music radio station in America.
– Steve Stone
Nine Pound Hammer – Trey Hensley Station Inn
Trey Hensley playing Nine Pound Hammer at the Station Inn
Carl Jackson on banjo
Larry Cordle on rhythm guitar
Rob Ickes on dobro
Aubrey Haynie on Fiddle
Doug Jernigan on steel guitar
Catherine Marx on keyboards
Ashley Campbell on Banjo
Larry Atamanuik on drums
Mike Bub on bass
Hold Watcha Got
Thank you all for coming out to the Down Home the other night! Here is a video for those of you who missed it! Here is Hold Watcha Got by Jimmy Martin.
Tommy Starnes on bass
Glen Rose on banjo
Dave Yates on fiddle
Good Ole Boys Like Me
Thanks everyone for voting! Good Ole Boys Like Me by Don Williams won the poll, so here is my new video blog. Thanks for all your support. Take care and God bless!
Gray Fairgrounds with Marty Stuart August 2001
Trey Hensley performs Jimmy Brown the Newsboy and Wildwood Flower at the Gray Fairgrounds in August of 2001 with Marty Stuart
Trey Hensley Grand Ole Opry 2002
Feb. 23, 2002, Trey Hensley at age 11, performs Jimmy Brown the Newsboy at the Grand Ole Opry with Marty Stuart and Earl Scruggs
Hey everybody! I just wanted to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Thanks to each and every one of you for your support throughout 2012. I’m definitely looking forward to 2013!
At this particular time of year, please keep in mind those folks fighting for our freedom that won’t be able to be home with their families. Also, keep in mind those families who have lost loved ones this year and have an empty chair at their family table. Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, but can also be a very difficult one.
Please remember those who are less fortunate than we are. I believe that helping those in need is the true spirit of Christmas. Sometimes we forget to count the many blessing that we do have. Please take time to remember those folks who aren’t as lucky.
Thanks again for the love, friendship, and support you all have shown me! Take care, God Bless, and Merry Christmas!