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Trey Calloway, a North Meck High grad, lands another Josie Music Award

Trey Calloway | Facebook screenshot

Oct. 30. Country singer-songwriter Trey Calloway, who grew up on Danesway Lane in Cornelius, won the Josie Music Award for Modern Country Song of the Year for “Worth A Shot.”

The 2010 North Mecklenburgh High School grad was also nominated for Modern Country Male Artist of the Year, Modern Country Male Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year (“Redneck’s Guide”), Best Performance in a Music Video, two songs for Modern Country Song of the Year (“Worth A Shot” and “Drip”) and two Songwriter Achievement awards for unreleased songs (‘You Are” and “You Don’t Need A Woman”).

“You Don’t Need A Woman” is releasing on music platforms on Nov. 10.

Trey’s parents are Angie and Frank Calloway, who now live in Mooresville.


Trey played Howdy Huntersville on Oct. 19 with his Nashville band for the town’s 150th anniversary celebration and then drove straight through the night back to Nashville the morning of Oct. 20 for JMA Fest at the Nashville Zoo, then played a regular show at The Local in Nashville from 10:30 pm to 1:30 am on Friday, attended the JMA Pre-Party Gala at Studio A of the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday evening before going to his regular gig Saturday at Alan Jackson’s Good Time Bar from 10:30 pm to 2:30 am—and then had the Josie Awards at the Opry on Sunday.

“It was a whirlwind weekend, but I got to play for the hometown crowd Thursday, to attend all the Josie festivities Friday – Sunday, and still play my Nashville shows,” he said.

The Josie Music Awards are the largest independent music awards worldwide.

Trey Calloway at the Troubadour in LA