Troy Olsen

Troy Olsen (born July 12, 1973) is an American country music singer-songwriter and was the first artist signed to EMI Nashville, He co-wrote Blake Shelton's 2009 hit single "I'll Just Hold On" and Tim McGraw's "Ghost Town Train," a cut from the album Southern Voice.He also has cuts by many artists including Kid Rock, Michael English, Allison Moorer, Chris Young, Patty Loveless, and Aaron Watson. He has also written several songs for major motion pictures.[2][3]

Troy Olsen
Born (1973-07-12) July 12, 1973[1]
Morenci, Arizona, U.S.
OriginDuncan, Arizona, U.S.
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2009–present
LabelsEMI Nashville
Associated actsBlake Shelton

Olsen released his debut single, "Summer Thing," in April 2010, followed by a digital self-titled extended play on May 11.[4] "Summer Thing" debuted at No. 57 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending May 15, 2010. Olsen wrote the song with Ben Hayslip and Jimmy Yeary.[5]


Extended plays

Title Album details
Troy Olsen EP
Troy Olsen EP No. 2
  • Release date: October 5, 2010
  • Label: EMI Nashville


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2010 "Summer Thing" 35 Troy Olsen EP
"Good Hands" 36 Troy Olsen EP No. 2

Music videos

Year Video Director
2010 "Summer Thing" Potsy Ponciroli
"Good Hands" Jim Wright


  1. Troy Olsen Bio
  2. "Troy Olsen, More Than a 'Summer Thing'". Broadcast Music Incorporated. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  3. Taylor, Rebecca (22 April 2010). "Musician Troy Olsen makes Tucson proud". KVOA. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  4. Bonaguro, Alison (11 May 2010). "Troy Olsen arrives early on Ghost Town Train". CMT. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  5. Lesemann, T. Ballard. "Troy Olsen brings country to the 'Jammer". Charleston City Paper. Retrieved 13 August 2010.

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