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Chasing Dreams

Monday, December 26, 2011

Clay City resident Treia Lee is currently pursuing her music dream. Courtesy Photo/Mario Dees
* Resident working toward music career

No one can blame her for following her dreams.

Treia Lee, formerly Treia Buis, is an 18-year-old Clay City resident with one goal in mind: To make it in the music business.

And she's working toward that goal.

Treia left public schools at the end of her sophomore year. She started homeschooling before moving to Nashville, Tenn., to work and perform as part of a country music duo.

However, after some encouragement by industry professionals, Treia elected to pursue a solo career.

"I have always loved music," she told The Brazil Times. "I've always wanted to be a singer."

Born and raised in Clay City, Treia currently has a Facebook music page, which features some snippets of some of her work -- including a cover version of James Taylor's "Steamroller." The page may be accessed at www.facebook.com/TheTreiaLee?ref=ts.

According to the page, she has more than 8,000 fans.

According to her personal Facebook page (www.facebook.com/treialee12?sk=info), Treia loves to play the guitar and write songs.

"I play a little guitar and piano," she said. "I was in Clay City High School's marching band."

While performing with the Clay City Imperial Regiment, Treia was in the percussion unit, playing the marimba.

Artists she enjoys include Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, Journey, Katy Perry and more.

Recently, Treia moved back home and has been traveling back and forth between Clay City and Nashville, working with a "team of experts" in the music industry from Nashville and Los Angeles.

"Currently, I am in the studio working on original material to be shared with the public at a later date," she said. "I just had the pleasure of working with veteran hit songwriter, Richard Addrisi, most notable for writing the second-most played song in the history of music, 'Never My Love,' which according to BMI, has had more than 10 million performances."

The Association first recorded the song in 1967.

Though she has been slaving away in the studio, Treia said she is looking forward to getting back to live performances.

"I love being on the stage and plan to be back on the stage very soon," she said. "I have performed at several Nashville venues, including The Listening Room, Tootsie's and Rippy's, as well as music festivals and fairs."

Treia added she plans to post more music as soon as she can.

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