I tend to be very particular in my opinions when listening to bass vocalists. I consider names like Parris, Riley, Chapman, and Younce among my favorite bass vocalists in gospel music. While attending a concert, I took notice of this young man when he was a part of a group called, The Dixie Echoes and was very impressed and had reason to be as his tenure in gospel music has continued.
Trent Adams’ love for gospel music began early in his childhood. Growing up, his family had a group of their own and he was raised on the old style singing. At the age of 15, Trent began singing bass in a local group out of Helfin, AL, and then began traveling professionally with the Blackwood Quartet at the age of 18.
In 2010, Trent became a member of the ever legendary Dixie Echoes from of Pensacola, FL where he was nominated among “Horizon Individuals” in the Singing News Fan Awards.
In 2016, Trent joined another legendary name in gospel music, The Lefevre Quartet. He is a native of Ashland, Alabama where he now resides with his wife Jessica and their three children: Anzlee, Ava, and Aiden. I took a few minutes to ask Trent some questions to help us get to know this next generation bass singer of gospel music!
Chris- How did you first discover Southern Gospel?
Trent – I first discovered southern Gospel music at a young age, as my parents traveled as a family group.
C- What is playing right now in your car or iPod?
T – The Mylon Hayes Family
C- Who are some of your musical mentors/heroes?
T – Jeff Chapman, Tim Riley, and London Paris
C- If you could make your own all-star quartet, trio, or duo, who would the members be?
T – London Paris on bass, Glen Allred on Baritone, Arthur Rice on Lead, and Danny Funderburk on tenor.
C- What’s the top album every SG fan should have?
T – Movin’ Up by Gold City
C- Where have you always wanted to perform and why do you hope to get to do so someday?
T –The Grand Old Opry because of the prestigious history of the facility.
C- If Christian music wasn’t in the picture, what would you see yourself doing as your career?
T – Law Enforcement
C- How do you feel about the direction of Southern Gospel music? What would you change if you could?
T – I think the various styles of southern Gospel, such as progressive, traditional, country, etc has been a good thing that helps the music branch out and reach different people who might like one style over the other. I would look into ways of marketing our music to the masses through more television exposure, tour support, and building our brand of music where artists could hire bands and afford to really give the audience a more in-depth worship experience.
**Visit www.thelefevres.net for more information or discover Trent and The Lefevres in concert near you!