Haydon Haddock & Trent Willmon Interview
by Nigel Sharpe for Country Music News International
About Haydon Haddock:
Rising Red Dirt singer-songwriter Hayden Haddock is quickly becoming an artist you need to know. With more than 100 tour dates per year, Haddock’s diligent nature mixed with his traditional, authentic style of country music has quickly solidified his spot as a staple in the Texas Country scene. In the past year alone, Haddock has had two singles reach the Top 10 in on The Texas country charts; an impressive feat. for the young talent. His current single “Honky Tonk On” is quickly climbing the Texas charts while celebrating editorial playlist placement on Spotify’s Texas Music Now. The Texas A&M Senior released his sophomore album Red Dirt Texas in 2020 with hit producer/songwriter Trent Willmon (Cody Johnson, Eric Church, Randy Houser) at the helm. Since its release, Red Dirt Texas has racked up more than 2 million Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music streams and Haddock has received more than 1 million YouTube views.
About Trent Willmon:
Born in Amarillo, TX and raised in Dickens County, Trent Willmon has Texas red dirt in his blood. This ranch kid gone renowned songwriter & producer was bred to make country music and you can hear his truth in every word. At an early age, he began working on the family ranch as well as neighboring farms and ranches before studying animal science at South Plains College. There he joined his first band and decided to pursue music instead. A rural upbringing taught him skills that transposed well into songwriting: work ethic, an ability to roll with the kicks and a deep appreciation for the simple things in life – The things that are the heart and soul of small town Americana. Real life experiences forged the bones of what would become Willmon’s art of the song.