Trent Wagler

Host of "We Made You A Song" and lead singer for The Steel Wheels

Family Is Power

Dec 8, 2020

Episode #9: Family Is Power

A Michigan matriarch celebrates a milestone birthday in isolated times and the band acknowledges the gentle power of familial connection.


Dec 1, 2020

Episode #8: Genevieve

A musical family commemorates a marriage in song.

Episode #7: The Man Who Holds Up The World

The band responds to a family’s tragic loss, but the memories shared live on in a song that they hope will inspire others.

Episode #6: Florida Girl (Work For It)

A long distance relationship always has challenges, but is perhaps more prepared than some to adapt to the challenges of a pandemic era wedding.


Nov 10, 2020

Episode #5: Lucy

A family, separated for months out of coronavirus caution, asks the band to write a special song for Mother’s Day.

Episode #4: Don't Want To Come Back Down

The Steel Wheels commemorate a lifelong relationship that began on an airplane grounded in a snowstorm, between two people who never should have met.

The Healer

Oct 27, 2020

Episode #3: The Healer

A fan asks the band to commemorate her sister’s 38-year career as a physical therapist... challenging The Steel Wheels to write a retirement song.

My Name Is Sharon

Oct 20, 2020

Episode #2: My Name Is Sharon

A mother reaches out and asks the band to write a song celebrating the life of her late daughter Sharon.

Water and Sky

Oct 12, 2020

Episode #1: Water and Sky

Tim Diener from Durham, Kansas, asks The Steel Wheels to write a song about life in his part of the world, one that he might be able to perform.