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Nashville JMA winner has roots in Cornelius

Oct. 28. A country singer-songwriter born in Cornelius won the 2022 Josie Music Award (JMA) for Songwriter Achievement at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Trey Calloway grew up on Danesway Lane; his parents are Angie and Frank Calloway, who now live in Mooresville.

The 2010 North Meck High School grad also won the JMA Vocal Competition at the 1st Annual JMA Fest by performing a cappella versions of his original music in front of the live audience and a panel of industry-expert judges. As the JMA Vocal Competition winner, he will record and release an original song choice in 2023 under the Cavalla Records label.


You can catch his music on social media platforms at Trey Calloway Music as well as treycallowaymusic.com.

Click here for a sampling of his song “When You Walk In.”

Calloway, who now lives in Nashville, headlined the Hello Huntersville Music and Arts Festival this summer. When he’s in Lake Norman he often plays at The Kilted Buffalo in Langtree.

To listen to “Carolina Man,”  click here.


The Josie Music Awards are the largest independent music awards worldwide, receiving 52,442 artist submissions in 2022 with 1.8 percent receiving nominations. Trey was also nominated for JMA Country Artist of the Year and Country Male Vocalist of the Year, and his 2022 original song “I Don’t Wanna Love You Anymore” was nominated for Country Single of the Year. In 2021, as a first-year nominee, Trey won the JMA Social Impact Video of the Year for his music video “Heal This Family.”

Coming up

Trey’s newest song release “Worth A Shot” comes out Thanksgiving weekend.

Trey Calloway