SOURCE AWARD RECIPIENT
Mercury Records, Jerry Kennedy Productions
Trish Williams Warren is a native of Newton Grove, NC (pop. 600) and received her bachelor of music degree in music education from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. During her junior year in college, she traveled with a USO entertainment troupe to military facilities in Florida, Guantanamo Bay, Panama and Puerto Rico. After teaching high school music for two years, she moved to Nashville in 1967 landing a job with Norro Wilson at Al Gallico Music, working with such songwriters as Billy Sherrill, Glenn Sutton and Steve Davis.
In 1970, Trish took a job with producer Jerry Kennedy at Mercury Records working with such artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, The Statler Brothers, Faron Young, Roger Miller, Tom T. Hall, Reba McEntire, Roy Orbison, George Bums, Patti Page, Ray Stevens, Connie Smith and others. When Jerry left Mercury in 1984 to form JK Productions, Trish followed him to work with such artists as Mel McDaniel, Roy Clark, Floyd Cramer and BoxCar Willie.
During this time, she continued singing background vocals on numerous albums. In 1991, Trish retired and moved back to her hometown to marry her seventh grade sweetheart, a retired Army officer, whom she met through the music business they were in the middle school band together. She is still in the music business as choir director and organist at Newton Grove United Methodist Church and as pianist and assistant music director at Hopewell United Methodist Church.