Trent Dabbs is an American singer-songwriter who was raised in Jackson, Mississippi, but has been based in Nashville for his professional career. As a solo artist, Dabbs has released ten albums, including his latest album, The Optimist, as well as a self-titled collaboration album with Ashley Monroe since his move to Nashville. His first release in 2005, Quite Often, produced by Dennis Herring won the ears of Alexandra Patsavas and landed a spot on the TV show The O.C. and an opening spot for R.E.M. at the Ryman Auditorium.
Since then, his songs have been played in several TV shows, including Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, and Hawaii Five-0 and also the motion picture Nothing But the Truth.
In addition to Dabbs' career as a singer, he has also co-written several songs with other artists. Trent's songwriting credits include Ingrid Michaelson's single, "Girls Chase Boys" released Feb. 2014. He has written several songs that have been on ABC's 'Nashville' including the songs “Undermine” and "Don't Put Dirt On My Grave Just Yet" that were both recorded by Hayden Panettiere and "Shine" that was recorded and released by Sam Palladio
Dabbs is also a co-founder of the musical collective Ten Out of Tenn, founded in 2005. In 2015, the collective celebrated its tenth anniversary, and sold out the Ryman Auditorium. In 2012, Trent released the debut album for his band, Sugar & The Hi Lows. He and his bandmate, solo artist, Amy Stroup also released a Holiday album, Snow Angel in Nov. 2012, and most recently, the duo released its sophomore album, High Roller in June 2015.