Trent debuted the single at the Grand Ole Opry last Saturday night, then released it Friday morning.
Fans have reacted. As of 10 a.m. this morning, the song was number 56 on the iTunes country singles chart.
Trent wrote the song with Jordan Minton and Justin Ebach and said it was inspired by a touch of personal heartbreak — when a longtime girlfriend announced she was moving to Thailand.
And it features a hit-sounding chorus in which Trent sings “I hope you found / whatever I ain’t found yet / cause I feel like / all my better day are gone / and I think you got ’em all.”
“It’s been a crazy, strange, weird last few months,” Trent says in a Facebook video in which he promises big things are on the horizon in 2018.
Trent, of course, won Season 15 of American Idol. But two years later, he remains the lone Idol winner not to release an album.
In fact, since Idol, he’s released just one single, “There’s a Girl,” which became a Top 20 country hit.
That song was produced and co-written by Jimmy Robbins. Robbins also produced the new single.
Trent said he’s spent much of the last year honing his songwriting skills.
“I grew up so much in the last year,” he says of that aspect of his music. “I wrote every day for the last 13 months unless we were on break or Nashville was shut down.”
Trent also has a number of upcoming shows. You can check out those on his website.
One is a Friday, March 16 gig at Ram’s Head on stage in Annapolis, Md. Tickets are $24.50.
Here’s that new single.