Troy was born in Orange County, California, but spent most of his life growing up on a farm in Beebe, Arkansas. In January 2007 he relocated to the Nashville, Tennessee area to position himself better in the country music world.
Troy’s love for music inspired him to learn to play many instruments, lead guitar being his greatest passion. He also concentrated on writing some of his own songs, several reaching #1 with the European Country Music Association.
During his earlier career with an independent label, he scored high with several awards including ‘Best of Texas Int’l Country Male Artist of the Year’ and ‘European Country Music Association Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year’.
Some of his other accomplishments are:
~Opening for the Kentucky Headhunters, Jerry Reed, T.Graham Brown, Moe Bandy, LeAnne Rimes, Jeff Bates, Tim McGraw, Tommy Cash, Billy Walker and Ernie Ashworth and Mark Chesnutt.
~He has played for ~ Tommy Cash, Billy Walker and Ernie Ashworth, Billy Grammar and Donna Darlene.
~He was in the movie ‘Come Early Morning’ starring Ashley Judd. Two of his songs can be found on the movie soundtrack.
In January of 2009, Troy joined “David Ball and the Pioneer Playboys’, playing lead guitar and singing some lead. When not on the road with the Pioneer Playboys, he spends his time in the studio singing and playing guitar on demos, writing music, and performing on his own shows. Recently, Troy had the opportunity to play most of the lead guitar on David Ball’s new album, “Sparkle City”.
Currently Troy is working on a new album with hopes of having it completed by the end of 2010.