Take Rob Ickes, the most decorated musician in IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards history with 15 IBMA Dobro Player of the Year honors, and 2023 IBMA Guitar Player of the Year Trey Hensley, a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy identified as “Nashville’s hottest young player” by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and you have the Grammy-nominated Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, a powerhouse acoustic duo that has electrified the acoustic music scene.

Noted for their guitar prowess (Ickes & Hensley were invited to perform at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2023 in Los Angeles alongside some of the world’s greatest guitarists), white-hot picking (as Acoustic Guitar puts it: “hot-shot guitar picking…steel-string bluegrass with all the intensity of rock ‘n’ roll”), world class musicianship, soulful stone country vocals and top-shelf songwriting, Ickes & Hensley cleverly meld bluegrass, country, blues, rock, jam grass, and more to create a signature musical blend that defies restrictions of genre.  

Among many others, Rob & Trey have received praise from the likes of legends such as Marty Stuart (“In this ever-changing world of Country Music, it’s comforting to know that the real deal still exists”) and Merle Haggard (“I’m sure I don’t make a true ‘critic’ since I’m already such a fan, but this album from Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley is a wonderful piece of work. And my songwriting side is truly overwhelmed. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”)

The new critically acclaimed, song-centric Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley album, Living In A Song—produced by Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer/songwriter Brent Maher (The Judds, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner)—highlights the songcraft of Ickes & Hensley like never before. Featuring the title cut, “Deeper Than A Dirt Road,” and “Way Downtown,” Living In A Song was a Top 5 Bluegrass album, Top 10 Americana album and Top 40 Current Country album.

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