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Trey Fanjoy is an American country music and pop music video director.[1][2] Fanjoy has directed over 150 major label music videos. Her videos have appeared on CMT, VH1, GAC, The Nashville Network, CMT Canada, and MTV.

Trey Fanjoy
Occupation(s)Music video director
Years active1990s–present
Associated acts

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Music videosEdit

Over the years, Fanjoy has made a name for herself in the awards circuit. She has been nominated multiple times at the Country Music Association Awards, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards and MTV Awards with numerous nominations and several wins.

Trey has directed videos for artists outside of the United States. British pop group, Atomic Kitten, had Fanjoy direct the video for their hit-single, "Whole Again", which went #1 in over thirty countries. Her video for Five For Fighting's hit "100 Years" stayed on VH-1's Top 20 Countdown for 18 weeks.

Most recently, Fanjoy's collaborations for multi-platinum, American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift include hit videos: "Tim McGraw", "Teardrops on My Guitar", "Our Song", "Picture to Burn", "Love Story" and "White Horse". Fanjoy also directed many videos for Reba McEntire, which include "Somebody", "He Gets That from Me", "Strange" and "Consider Me Gone".

Other appearancesEdit

Fanjoy continues to garner nominations and accolades. Most recently she won Director of the Year at the 2009 CMT music awards for her work with numerous country artists in 2008-2009. In addition, the pairing of Fanjoy with Taylor Swift won the most coveted prize for Video of the Year, as well as Female Video of the Year. She received a 2008 MTV nomination for Swift's Teardrops On My Guitar. Fanjoy and Swift also nabbed the 2008 CMT Video of The Year for their collaboration on the hit Our Song, which also won female video of the year at the same show.[3] At the 2008 Country Music Association Awards, Fanjoy was nominated in the Best Music Video category for Alan Jackson's mega-hit, Good Time. In 2007, Fanjoy was nominated for George Strait's epic adventure, Seashores of Old Mexico, at the annual ACM Awards in Las Vegas. Other nominations include two Video of the Year nods for Miranda Lambert's "Kerosene" and Lee Ann Womack’s "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" at the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards. The highly praised Kerosene was also nominated in multiple categories at the 2006 CMT Awards.

With a background and interest in documentary filmmaking, she wrote and produced Riding the Rails, with legendary West Texas singer/songwriter Joe Ely, which featured Bruce Springsteen. Fanjoy also wrote, produced and directed a documentary for the Frist Center for the Visual Arts on legendary rodeo tailor, Manuel, which was narrated by Linda Ronstadt. She is set to direct the full-length documentary, funded by the Country Music Hall of Fame, on the musically influential Border Radio movement titled Outlaw X.

Fanjoy has worked with numerous film studios on soundtrack tie-ins. She has worked with Paramount Studios', How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Walt Disney Pictures' The Rookie and the thriller Angel Eyes.

Her clear vision and on-set calm were captured in two highly rated CMT Networks’ “Making of the Video” specials. The first of these for the Reba McEntire smash hit Somebody and the other for Trip Around the Sun with Martina McBride and Jimmy Buffett.

AwardsEdit

Year Association Nomination Artist Song Title Outcome
2003 CMT Flameworthy Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year Emerson Drive Fall into Me Nominated
2004 Canadian Country Music Association Awards CMT Music Video of the Year Last One Standing Nominated
2006 CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year Miranda Lambert Kerosene Nominated
Female Video of the Year Nominated
Video Director of the Year Nominated
Academy of Country Music Music Video of the Year Nominated
Lee Ann Womack I May Hate Myself in the Morning Nominated
2007 CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year Taylor Swift Tim McGraw Won
Academy of Country Music Awards Music Video of the Year George Strait The Seashores of Old Mexico Nominated
2008 CMT Music Awards Female Video of the Year Taylor Swift Our Song Won
Video of the Year Won
MTV Video Music Awards Best New Artist Teardrops on My Guitar Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Music Video of the Year Alan Jackson Good Time Nominated
CMT Music Awards Video Director of the Year Nominated
2009 CMT Music Awards Female Video of the Year Taylor Swift Love Story Won
Video of the Year Won
Video Director of the Year Won
Country Music Association Awards Music Video of the Year Taylor Swift Love Story Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Young, Lisa (2000-08-01). "They Come Straight to Her". CMT.com. Country Music Television. Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  2. ^ Brown, Anastasia; Brian Mansfield (2008). Make Me a Star. Thomas Nelson Inc. p. 196. ISBN 1-4016-0404-8.
  3. ^ Gerome, John (2008-04-15). "Taylor Swift wins CMT video of year; Pickler gets 3 awards". ABC News. Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-03-05.

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