Trent Harmon Biography
Harmon started in music when his mother taught him to sing "Amazing Grace" when he was the age of 5, and he grew up singing in church.His family owns a farm and a restaurant. He sang and performed through many musicals throughout Amory High School and at the University of Arkansas-Monticello. Before his graduation from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, he led worship services on campus. He first learned to also play the piano but expanded to also play drums and guitar.
Harmon first tried for national recognition in May 2014 when a close friend convinced him to try out for NBC's The Voice in New Orleans.After singing “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith for the casting director he was one of 300 open audition contestants chosen to compete further from a field of 32,000. The show then flew him to compete in Los Angeles where he sang “Jealous” by Nick Jonas. Months later in October 2014 he was again flown to Los Angeles for several weeks with his family to be filmed for the show although ultimately no judge chose him and his audition did not air.
Harmon auditioned for American Idol in Little Rock, Arkansas, singing "Unaware" by Allen Stone.
Harmon won the fifteenth season of American Idol on April 7, 2016. His winning coronation single "Falling" was written by singer songwriter and American Idol judge Keith Urban with Dallas Davidson and Brett James. For winning the title, Harmon received a Ford car and a recording contract with Big Machine Records. La'Porsha Renae was named runner-up.