The guy from the Trivago commercials sings country!! All I have to do is say ‘Trivago Guy’ and you know exactly who I’m talking about. Even my kids make comments every time one of his commercials is on. There is something memorable about the Trivago Guy, or rather Tim Williams. He grew up in Houston, Texas, although has been living in Berlin for the past several years. He recently released a new country album called “Magnolia City,” which is an old nickname for Houston where Magnolia trees used to grow every where. In an interview with Sounds of Nashville, Williams says he grew up listening to Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Don Williams and the Urban Cowboy soundtrack. “My mom took me to see that movie and we lived in Houston so all that was happening around Houston and out at Gilley’s in Pasadena [Texas],” Williams says of the 1980 film starring John Travolta and Debra Winger that jump started a national love affair with country music, mechanical bull riding and line dancing. I’ve listened to one of his songs and I have to say it sounds pretty awesome. He has a very old school sound. Go Trivago Guy!!
Tim Williams; Photo courtesy of PLA Media