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Trent Jeffcoat was told he would never walk again after a car accident in 1997 left him paralyzed from a broken neck and severe spinal chord injury. If you had bet on the doctors' prognoses, you would have been wrong. Just as wrong as if you had told him he was foolish to pack up his family and move to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue music. What's right is everything Jeffcoat has been doing since. From the moment he was up and walking around again, a mere six months after the accident Jeffcoat deems "a life-altering experience", he decided he was going to pursue his dream of singing country music professionally. His renewed faith in God left him with no other choice. He knew firsthand that life could change drastically in the blink of an eye, and he didn't want to postpone his goals any longer. Another major reason was the birth of his son, Walker, in 2002. "After Walker was born, I decided I really needed to pursue country music full-time because I want my son to always pursue his dreams and I'm showing him, by example, that it is important", Jeffcoat explains. One year after making that pledge, Jeffcoat, along with wife Whitnei (his high school sweetheart) and one-year-old son Walker made the move to Nashville and haven't looked back. "We knew that if we didn't move to Nashville and follow our hearts, we'd regret it for the rest of our lives", he states. With his family as his most supportive and loyal fans, Jeffcoat has been pursuing music in Nashville full-time for several years and not without quite a bit of success. When asked about his influences, Jeffcoat lists many of the greats, including Vern Gosdin, Paul Overstreet, Randy Travis, George Strait, Alan Jackson and Keith Whitley as well as Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd. This country boy has survived tremendous odds up to this point. With his kind smile and trademark southern hospitality, Jeffcoat will continue to entertain us while he pushes forward, nurturing his dreams and seeing them come alive.