Exciting News

February 25 2023

Cover of Country Music Express 


Trena, “Music is a part of me, it makes me happy and brings me peace".  

" You are my Sunshine" on a crowded underground train, lullabies to her children, and  performing her own award-winning songs on stage, this Kootenay based singer-songwriter has been singing from the age of 3.   Song writing is Trena's newfound passion, and her writing exudes the same raw emotion she sings with. Trena's love of family and music has inspired her song writing journey, she is continually learning and growing as an artist.

" Love of family and music brings life to my song-writing", Trena.


Trena’s first single “Cowboy” released March 2018 is one of the several songs that Trena and her Mother Shirley Gillison have written. “Cowboy” was nominated for song of the year at the 4th Annual Josie Music Awards the largest independent award show in Tennessee. 

In December 2018 Trena released her first album “Long Time Coming” a heartfelt country album inspired by early 90's era like Reba, Tanya Tucker and Patty Loveless. The title song “Long Time Coming” reached #24 on The Joyce Ramgatie International Country Music Top 40 Single Chart, and Trena herself at #90 on the Top 200 Artist Chart. The album held on to #1 for 4 weeks on Airplay Directs Top 50 Country Chart.

 Trena has released a number of singles since releasing her album. 

"My Dad" a song for  her father who passed away weeks before Trena's released her album. 

"Smokey Ol Bar Rooms"   was the first music video for Trena, filmed, edited, and produced by her husband under Thirsty Beaver Productions.  Smokey Ol Bar Rooms reached #2 on The Canadian Indie Country Countdown’s weekly Top 100 chart in 2022 and made the Canadian Indie Country Countdown Top 110 of 2022. 

"Hold On" made #1 on the Canadian Indie Country Countdown's weekly Top 100 chart and hit #28 on the Top 100 of 2021 chart. The song has been added to several Canadian Radio stations. This is also the 2nd music video for Trena produced by Thirsty Beavers Production.  The music video was nominated for music video of the year at the 4th Annual Canadian Independent Music Video Awards! 

"Breathe”  was released February 11, 2022, Breathe reached #2 on The Canadian Indie Country Countdown Weekly Top 100, and made the Canadian Indie Country Countdown Top 110 of 2022.


2019 Josie Music Awards “Crazy” Traditional Country Song of the Year.



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