SOURCE: Compadre Records/Music World Ent

February 27, 2008 11:42 ET

Trent Willmon's "Broken In" in Stores Now

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - February 26, 2008 marked the release of country music artist Trent Willmon's third studio album, "Broken In," and the first on Compadre Records, a division of Music World Entertainment. With multiple reviews and features and a busy tour schedule, fans will have several opportunities to hear his new music.

The 12-song collection, produced by Willmon, Rodney Clawson and Dan Friszell, includes seven songs written and co-written by Willmon as well as those by hit songwriters Clawson, Bobby Pinson, Brett James, Chris Dubois, Brandon Kinney, Jeremy Spillman, Ben Hayslip and others. "Broken In" also includes the video for the majestic debut single, "There Is A God."

Trent celebrates the release of his album in his home state of Texas with three performances at the Houston Rodeo, a CD release party at Cowboys in Arlington on February 27, a show in Tyler where he'll visit with a special group of 4H students and in Austin where he'll attend the 2008 Texas Heritage Songwriters' Homecoming honoring Rodney Crowell, Red Steagall, Bruce Robison and Hayden Nicholas. He performed his new single, the album's title track, on Dallas' "Good Morning Texas" show on February 26th and again on Wednesday, February 27 on Houston's "Great Day Houston" where he co-hosted the hour. Dallas Morning News featured a stellar article on Willmon and their website hosts a video interview. On Monday, March 3rd, Trent will celebrate his CD release as he performs and co-hosts the Houston Rodeo Kick-off Party on the Music World Campus from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Patrons will enjoy free Miller Light and a free BBQ lunch provided by sponsors HEB, Miller Light and LoneStarMusic.com. On site will also be a mechanical bull rides offered at $5/per ride. All proceeds from the bull rides will go to the Houston Rodeo Scholarship Fund.

While in Texas, Willmon joins Houston's KILT at various instore visits to Boot Town locations. In Round Rock, he'll visit with fans at retailer HEB Plus before heading to the Chuckwagon Cookoff at the Austin Rodeo. He'll sell CDs, play acoustically and sign autographs at each stop. As one of their sponsored artists, Willmon's release efforts were heavily supported by Wrangler® with in-store posters and giveaways, promotional pieces, and radio gift prizes in select markets.

The media blitz continues with reviews and features in American Songwriter, Best in Texas, Billboard, Country Weekly, Cowboys & Indians, Houston Chronicle, Nashville Scene, Spin To Win, Sticks & Stones and Western Horseman. TV appearances include GAC's "Country Music Across America," "Nights" and "On the Street," RFD's "Roping Show with Tyler Magnus," and WB's "Inside Music Row." AT&T Blueroom posts interview footage and three acoustic performances from Willmon on street date. CMT is offering fan a full album listening party online. He also spent time in the studio with "GAC Nights... Live from Nashville" radio show. Willmon continues to host a weekly radio show on the popular website Voice Of Country. He'll be their featured artist for the month of March.

From his recent flight with the Blue Angels to filming his first movie ("Palo Pinto Gold"), this year has been a busy one for Willmon. He's had recent cuts by Montgomery Gentry ("Back When I Knew It All"), Brad Paisley ("Better Than This") and Eric Church ("Before She Does"). He continues to tour over 150 dates a year. The artist/songwriter/musician first captured country music audiences with songs like "Beer Man," "Dixie Rose Deluxe's" and "Home Sweet Holiday Inn" (which was used in a national commercial for the hotel chain last summer) and his sophomore album, "A Little More Livin'," produced his first Top 25 single, "On Again Tonight." Trent's talents include songwriting, cooking, rattlesnake wrangling, team roping and leather/metal work. Find out more about Trent at www.trentwillmon.com.

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