Virginia songwriter Jamie Trent recently sent us his new original song, written about his love of and longing for a return to Hatteras Island.
Trent lives in Lynchburg, VA with his wife Tammy and three dogs, where he works in sales as his full-time profession, but spends “pretty much every other waking minute writing songs.”
We recently talked to Trent about the track, “Take Me Back to Hatteras”. You can read the full interview below, and then listen to the Jimmy Buffett-esque song for yourself and let us know what you think.
“The first time I visited the Outer Banks is when I was 8 years old,” Trent recalled. “I am 38 now. I try to get back to Hatteras at least three times per year – two times during spring and summer, and one time during either fall or winter.”
Fittingly, the song itself was born not only of a lifelong love of the area, but while visiting the Outer Banks, as well.
“I started writing this song about two years ago during a visit to Hatteras,” said Trent. “I was actually staying at Hatteras Sands campground.
“One of my proudest lines in the song is about ‘watching the boats come in to Oden’s Dock’. That is sort of where the song originated from.
“For as long as I can remember, my grandfather would take me to Oden’s Dock as a kid and we would watch the fishing boats come in with their catches for the day. I couldn’t wait to see the flags flying from the boats.”
The insipiration for the emotional track gets even deeper, as Trent explained.
“When my grandmother passed away about six or seven years ago, we scattered her ashes in the ocean near the Cavalier Motel on the Outer Banks. I have always told my wife that when it’s my time to go, I want the wind and the waves of the Outer Banks to take me home. That’s another line in my song. Those are the two major inspirations.”
Listen to Jaime Trent’s original track “Take Me Back to Hatteras” -featuring Nashville singer Adam Sanders on vocals - in the player below and then give us your review in the comments below!