Tammy's story is one of despair and unexpected grace. In September 2001 she and her husband of eleven years, Trent (from whom her stage name comes from), spent a few days in Jamaica - part mission trip, part vacation. On September 10th, Trent went free-diving in the Blue Lagoon and never returned. Tammy spent the rest of the day with rescue divers trying to locate her husband with no success. She woke up the next morning in the home of strangers to discover that the whole world had gone mad. As she waited for news of her husband, she watched the news as two planes plowed into the Twin Towers in New York City - later that day she had to identify the body of her husband. No one in her family could get to her as all flights were grounded and canceled. She was held captive in Jamaica for ten more days waiting to return to her family. Tammy's story of God's grace in the midst of such pain, fear and loss touches everyone she ministers to. It is one thing to call the Lord shepherd - it is another to be carried by Him when you can no longer stand. Tammy is constantly amazed by our Lord's commitment to us in the worst moments of our lives. You can read more about this amazing love story turned tragic in her book "Learning to Breathe Again -choosing life and finding hope after a shattering loss", which is available in bookstores across the country.
Tammy (Grand Rapids, Michigan native, self taught drummer and High School Basketball Star- you go girl!) signed her first major CCM record deal in 1995 working with amazing producers; Fred Hammond, Tedd T, Mark Hammond, Todd Collins and others through the years. She has followed that calling on her life with great passion ever since. With the national release of 3 CD's that have garnered three number 1 hits ("My Irreplaceable" "Your love is 4 Always" & "It's all about You") and a handful of top ten hits, including her signature songs "Welcome Home" (check out the video on her profile) & "Run to the Cross", Tammy continues to sing her way through to the hearts of thousands. In the fall of 2006 she completed her highly anticipated new music release, "I SEE BEAUTIFUL", produced by Tim Miner, Tammy Trent and John Mandeville. This is her first full CD in over 5 years and has quickly become one of her fastest selling projects to date. Tammy's first music video off the new project, "At the Foot of the Cross" premiered on the Gospel Music Channel September 11th, 2006 and is still playing around the world. Her life is real. Her music is real. Her words are real and her God is real. You see it in everything she does. Why? How? Because she knows what it's like to have the wind knocked out of you and yet to feel the very breath of God bringing you back to life again. An evening spent with Tammy is like one big living room, just hanging out with your friends. That is her gift to the world. Letting you in, making you feel comfortable and then sharing her God, her faith and her hope in one of the most authentic, tender and humorous ways. Tammy has remained single to this day by choice. Infact, she has chosen not to date at all. She says she has been a women who knew love deeply and at this time in her life, because of that deep love, she doesn't feel a void in that area of her life. Tammy has spent the last 4 years on the platform allowing others to see how the Lord is putting her life back together again. You might say, she has now married adventure and is sooo complete.
The Women Of Faith Conferences and The REVOLVE Tour kept Tammy busy for about 4 years traveling around the country, so with that kind of amazing exposure you'll find Singer/Songwriter/Author and Speaker Tammy Trent, will a full touring schedule now. June 2005 also marked the National release of her second book, "Beyond The Sorrow", published by J Countryman, which follows in the footsteps of her best-selling book "Learning to Breathe Again" by W Publishing. You can purchase any of Tammy's books or music at a Christian Bookstore near you or by going to her website today.