Troy grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee. His early life was surrounded by music, especially bluegrass. The Boone Family is very musical, and Troy took to music at a very young age. He received his first banjo at the age of 7 and promptly traded it for a guitar due to the finger picks hurting his fingers. Playing guitar all throughout his youth, Troy found influence by classic rock and blues guitarists. In his senior year of high school, he began to learn mandolin during his lunch period after receiving an F style from his brother. The mandolin soon became his primary instrument, as he set forth to attend East Tennessee State University. In 2016, Troy joined the Raleigh based bluegrass band Sideline, and toured the country with them for 3 years. Troy spends his time now-a-days teaching music and finishing his Bachelors degree. He also plays at Ole Smoky distillery in his free time, and writing and performing with his wife Carolyne in The Amanda Cook Band.