Originally hailing from Houston, TX, Tre Houston (Rowland W. Folensbee III) is an award-winning Nashville hip hop artist, writer, and producer. Houston has been writing and producing music for well over a decade, performing in venues across the country with songs featured in numerous television shows and films. He also owns and runs the Nashville-based music licensing firm The Musically Connected.

      Houston’s film and television credits include songs featured in Empire, Glee, House of Lies, Hustle In Brooklyn, Queen America, Hemlock Grove, Remodeled, Plain Jane, Stalker, Rush, ABC Family’s movie Christmas Bounty, NBC and CBS sports programming, numerous commercials, and live performances in both seasons of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HitRECord on TV. He recently performed in Los Angeles, California, at the Fonda Theater for the premiere of HitRECord on TV’s second season. Houston continues to push the creative envelope by demonstrating his talent through various genres. He recently co-wrote half of the ACM-nominated Country band The Lost Trailers' Between Stages EP.

      Houston was a semi finalist in the International Songwriting Competition in both 2013 and 2015 & is a current semi finalist in 2018 for his collaboration with Jared Mitchell on the song "Peace X Peace". He won Endee Magazine’s Artist of the Week in April of 2013 and won Muse Magazine’s Club Song of the Year award for his song What Happened? (Movin’).

      Houston currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where he continues to work on numerous musical projects. Some of these projects include the writing and production of animated Sesame Street shorts with The Lonely Island and work with renowned producers Dave Tough, DJ Adkins, Ax Stinnet and Tyler Norris. His most recent EP Mine was released in 2018 and his upcoming album Let It Rain is due in the first half of 2019.

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