Tracy Barfield, an Orlando, Florida native, grew up listening to all kinds of music but says country and gospel music have always felt like home. A child model and television commercial actor, he is a former member of the Screen Actors Guild and modeled in brochures for many of the Orlando area theme parks and attractions in the 1970s. He discovered his love of writing in his early childhood and began writing poetry in his high school days. It would be a decade later before his love of writing blended with his love of music, and he wrote his first song. He has spent his entire business career as a sales associate in the wholesale sign supply industry, serving sign companies throughout the Southeast.
He was ordained as a minister in 2003 and certified as a temperament counselor in 2004 while living in Clermont, Florida. In 2005 he and his wife Deborah moved to East Tennessee where Tracy worked for a plastic supply company as a wide-format print sales technician for the next 14 years, selling and servicing wide-format printers in the sign and graphics industry. While in Tennessee, Tracy worked to improve his songwriting, and began receiving many songs from the Lord. He joined the National Songwriter’s Association and Gospel Music Association, and chose BMI as his performing rights organization, and attended several BMI and NSAI pitch-to-publisher events.
Currently back in Central Florida with a growing catalog of inspirational music, you can often find him blending his love of country and gospel music while " "simply writing the songs as the good Lord gives them."
Online at http://www.reverbnation.com/tracybarfieldmusic