This beautiful all-female band includes
Trenna Barnes (lead singer), Renať Truex (fiddle), Becky Priest (keyboards), Debbie Johnson (bass) and Darla Perlozzi (drums).
All five members of Cowboy Crush had spent a fair amount of time in Music City, playing the Lower Broadway honky-tonks, or backing up country artists on the road in their touring bands or even taking classes together as music majors at Belmont University. They had their first practice together on March 18, 2003, in a garage.
Their first gig was at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville in October 2003 at the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) convention. They played just three songs and earned around 50 bookings from the executives. In 2004, they played a Super Bowl party for FOX executives and played several country music festivals. They also performed on the Coliseum stage at the CMA Music Festival in 2005.
It didn't take long for the record companies to take notice,
Asylum/Curb being the organization to get the girls to put pen
to paper. In May of 2005 the label released the single "Nobody
Ever Died of a Broken Heart" and soon it was
climbing country radio play lists while the video was getting
numerous airings on the CMT network.
If you take the wild abandon, freedom and exhilaration of the cowboy lifestyle,
and combine that with the surging power of a giant Pacific wave - what some surfers
fondly call "the Crush"- you get Nashville's most unique band ever: Cowboy Crush.
Throw into the mix 5 beautiful and exceptionally talented women, and the result is
an experience like you've never heard
Whether it is playing for the tough music
business crowds, sold out arenas, or encouraging our troops overseas, Cowboy Crush
will make you beg for more.