Essential 8: Trey Ackerman

The Daily Country


“Trey Ackerman has country music in his blood.  His singer-songwriter grandmother, Patti White, toured with artists like Bill Monroe and Faron Young while his father, Willie Ackerman, was a first-call session player and the staff drummer on the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw. 

As Trey grew up, his early forays into music included learning to sing, play guitar, drums and piano beginning at age 8….”

“After losing both his parents, and upon a chance meeting with Hall of Fame guitarist Wayne Moss, Trey decided that the best way to simultaneously honor his musical legacy and talent was to re-enter the music business, this time with a singular purpose: to record an album along with his father’s musical peers.”

James A. Willis reads Fretboard Journal featuring Trey Ackerman

"Trey Ackerman joins me to talk about Fretboard Journal Issue #39. Trey is a Nashville native who grew up in and around The Old School Nashville music scene and I'm gonna pick his brain!”

Ain’t It Nice In Here: The History Of Cinderella Studios

by Jasmine Rochelle for Lula 1892

 “I ran into Wayne at a book signing at the Musician’s Hall of Fame, and we reconnected over Facebook. I posted a song that I had recorded with my iPhone, “Autumn Leaves,” and Wayne mentioned that it’d sound better on a U67 mic over at Cinderella Studios. Wayne helped me record a few of my original songs, and I got to know him and Dee really well through the process. Dee sang background vocals, and Wayne produced, and we’ve developed a great friendship and a deep bond.”

live performance and interview on WXNA, featuring Wayne Moss and Dee Moeller

Trey Ackerman performs and talks live on radio station WXNA featuring Wayne Moss and Dee Moeller.

EP Review: Trey Ackerman – Lonely On The Road

by Morgan Pynn for

“Like Wayne Moss and the ever-growing legacy of Cinderella Studios, music leaves a lasting impression on each and every one of us. Trey Ackerman—the son of session musician Willie Ackerman and Moss’ longtime friend and colleague—shows us just how unique that impression is.”

Listen to Trey on DJ Roulette: Playlist

“Songs and stories with guitar legend Wayne Moss, songwriter Dee Moeller and Trey Ackerman. Recorded at Wayne’s Cinderella Sound Studios in Nashville, with a Neumann U67 into the historic Dan Flickinger console! Nashville history, from one of the original Nashville Cats...with some new music performed live in-studio by Trey Ackerman!”