About Tammy Trent
On her Sparrow debut "Set You Free", Tammy
is excited about the opportunity to minister through her music.
She comes by her musical talent naturally, having grown up watching
her mother, a speaker and performer on the gospel circuit. Tammy
often traveled with her Mom to churches, women's conferences, nursing
homes, and prisons, and decided early on that music would be her
chosen path as well.
At six, Tammy Trent began teaching herself to play
the drums, and three years later, when she heard Amy Grant on the
radio for the first time, her fate was sealed. By high school Tammy
was jamming on the drums with pep and rock bands before basketball
games and often found herself playing Top 40 hits she'd never heard
before, since her parents only allowed Christian music in their
home. But she had an affinity for the music and kept the beat just
the same. Though music held an important place in her life, she
was putting an equal amount of energy into her second love, basketball.
Tammy was such a talented player that she started varsity ball as
a freshman. Trent came by her sports talent naturally, since her
father had once been a noted player as well.
After high school, Tammy elected to do a year at Southeastern
Bible College in Lakeland, Florida before beginning to seriously
pursue her music. In 1991, her best friend, Pam Thum, introduced
her to songwriter John Mandeville, and she and John worked on a
demo that would later land her a record deal with the indie label,
In 1995, she released her self-titled debut which
yielded a #1 song, "Your Love Is 4 Always", and three
other Top 10 singles. On her second album titled, "You Have
My Heart", Tammy enlisted the production talents of Fred Hammond
and long time friend John Mandeville and recorded a solid Pop /
R & B effort that generated another three Top 10 hits. When
R.E.X. got bought out by Platinum Entertainment, she moved for a
time to Platinum's Light Records. Shortly thereafter, Platinum phased
out their Christian label interests.
Sparrow recognized that dedication and invited Tammy
Trent into their label family in 1999. Appropriately titled, "Set
You Free", Tammy's debut is peppered with plenty of uplifting
tracks and fun-filled rocking R& B tunes. Produced by talents
like Mark Hammond, Joe Priolo, Todd Collins, Michael Quinlan, and
Michael Linney, the songs are a reflection of Tammy herself, full
of light and energy, spunk and contagious enthusiasm. And she is
excited to finally have a new album of songs to perform that match
her zest for life and spreading God's word.