Q&A: Get To Know Trinity Faith
The singer/songwriter reflects on her musical influences and shares details about her forthcoming EP.
Trinity Faith; Photo by Angelea Presti
Singer/songwriter Trinity Faith has been singing for as long as she can remember. Growing up in Tampa, Florida, she realized her love for music at a young age and has spent years working on her craft.
Growing up, she performed on stages of all sizes and lent her voice to many charity events throughout the Sunshine State. She has been heavily involved with “No Kid Go Hungry” and continues to use her voice for good to this day.
Trinity Faith has captivated audiences at major sporting events with National Anthem performances at NASCAR races in Daytona, Florida, NBA’s Orlando Magic games and MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays games.
Following the release of three singles in 2020, Trinity Faith is preparing to release a new EP this year. Her music reflects her life and experiences and is relatable to listeners far and wide.
Country Now recently sat down with Trinity Faith at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville to chat about her upbringing, musical influences, new music, and more.
You’re originally from Florida, do you live in Nashville now?
I am back and forth. I’m actually in the process of moving back, which I’m very excited about. I try to get up here as much as possible. I was here before the pandemic happened. Then I literally went home and I told myself, ‘I’ll be back.’ Then that turned into a year and a half where my team and I were working kind of remotely. I’ve just been making trips back and forth. So now we’ve just made so much progress and I’m just so happy to be back and ready to kind of get back on our feet.
How and when did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in music?
My earliest musical memory was singing Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take The Wheel” in church. I was five. I don’t know how my mom got me on the stage, to be honest with you. I have no idea who she had to do. ‘Hey, can you let my daughter sing?’ But that’s exactly what I did, and I took my first voice lesson at four. It’s been crazy. I’ve loved music and I’ve loved singing ever since, but I think as a little girl, you don’t really quite know what following your music dreams look like until you become older. I went to the studio for the first time when I was 15 and I was like, ‘this is what I wanted for the rest of my life. This is where my heart is.’ It’s been that way since day one.
Do you come from a musical family?
No, I do not come from a musical family at all. It’s so funny.
Are they supportive of your career?
My whole family’s been so supportive and I have such a huge family too. I have like so many supporters back home who’ve just been with me from the get-go. I love that they’re so excited for me.
What were some of your first performances like?
I started working with No Kid Go Hungry. They were nonprofit events that I would go do songs and covers when I was like 12, 13 years old. And then I grew into doing the National Anthem for big teams. I was 14 or 15 years old doing the Daytona 500.
Who are some of your musical influences?
My music kind of background and history has really been all over the place. My dad was definitely my country influence and my mom too, but like definitely my dad introduced me to Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, and all those. And then my mom, was into the vocal powerhouse singers, like Whitney Houston, Etta James, Celine Dion, all those timeless artists that are just incredible too.
When it came to creating my own music and working with my vocal coach, and figuring out what our style and branding was, it was a mix of everything. So hat’s what I love to do when I write and I create melodies. I always pull from all those. That’s why I love creating music so much, because I get to hear a bunch of everything I grew up listening to and make my own version of it.
There are so many different paths that you can take to be an artist these days. Would you say you are taking the more traditional path, or have you ever auditioned for a singing competition?
I actually did America’s God Talent and I did American Idol one time then just never heard back from the producer. I think that’s usually kind of how it goes. I did those and now I kind of want to take the original like songwriting route and kind of go from there. Songwriting has meant so much. I’ve really grown a passion for songwriting and being able to share my story through that.
Can you tell us more about your song “Favor”?
I wrote that song about a year-ish ago with one of my co-writers. And getting into the writing room with that one was really funny. He had thrown some ideas out to me and he said one of the lines was something, somebody did me a favor. And for some reason that line just stuck in my head and I said, ‘We need to write that one.’ And he looked at me and he’s like, ‘okay, hold on.’ We had to have a conversation. He’s like, ‘how savage do you wanna get right now?’ And I was like, ‘Bill, let’s do it. I’m ready to write a savage song.’ So “Favor” came out in like an hour and a half and then we did production on it and worked on melodies. It’s one of my favorites so far.
Will that be featured on your new EP?
Yes, the EP comes out later this year. But we have a couple of singles that have come out before then.
How would you describe the project as a whole?
The EP is for the single girls out there. I was trying to find inspo for the EP and I didn’t really find a lot of songs that were kind of connecting to the single group of girls who are kind of in this, you know, we have the in love and then the heartbreak, but like the middle ground was such a gray area and I really wanted to kind of write that. A whole album on what that looks like to be single and content and feel love and cherished and valued and not have to be in a relationship because that was me. I haven’t been in a relationship for quite some time and I’m like so happy and so content and I wanted to write that for other girls too.
What is the next big goal you’d like to accomplish?
I think having a song on country radio. Another big dream of mine is playing the Grand Ole Opry one day. I mean, that’s just a no-brainer. I’m really grateful for every opportunity that I’ve been given, and I just feel so grateful and so blessed to have everything that’s just come this way in the last couple of years.
Have you ever visited the Opry?
Yes, the first trip I had, I went, I did the tour of the Opry. And they said you could sing right near the circle. I sang “Broken Wing” by Martina McBride. So it’s always been my bucket list to go back and sing that song. That would be a full-circle moment for me.
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Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.