Stephanie Owens is an up and coming Country Artist currently residing in Nashville, TN. She moved to Nashville in 2013 to pursue a career in music. Since releasing several singles, she has been featured on numerous sites/blogs, including CMT.com. In 2018, she made her national television debut on “The Huckabee Show, where she performed and shared her story about her recovery from an eating disorder. She even launched a School Assembly Program, developed in coordination with the National Eating Disorders Association, where she sings and talks about body positivity. I decided to make her the Artist of the Month for April. I recently had the chance to do an interview with Stephanie.
Nashville Music Reviews – Hey Stephanie. It is an honor to have you as our Artist of the Month for April. Thanks for doing this interview with me today. Lets get started with the beginning. How did you get started in music?
Stephanie Owens – Both of my parents are professional musicians, so I grew up always thinking that singing could be a career. I am blessed to have supportive parents who have always cheered me on! I’ve been singing basically as long as I could talk haha! I used to run around the house using a turkey baster as my microphone. No hair brush for me! I always sang in church and school choirs and performed in a lot of musicals. Playing piano starting when I was five years old also helped me learn all about music theory.
That is amazing. Everyone has someone that they look up to musically. Who are your musical inspirations?
I grew up listening mostly to Christian music – particularly artists like Nicole Nordeman and Natalie Grant. Their voices and songs absolutely shaped my sound. A friend gave me a Martina McBride CD when I was in sixth grade, and that introduced me to country music. It was all over after that! Martina and Carrie Underwood are the country artists that influenced my music the most.
Now, here is a hard-hitting question. If you could duet with anyone, who would it be?
Definitely Dan and Shay. I love their sound and voices and have been a fan of theirs ever since they released “19 You + Me”! I’m so glad they’re finally getting the attention I think they’ve deserved for years!
What has been your favorite moment of your professional career so far?
Probably performing and sharing my story on The Huckabee Show in October of 2018. I always dreamed about being on live TV, and that’s something I never thought would have so early on in my professional career. I’m so thankful for that opportunity!
What do you have in store for your fans in the future?
I’m constantly working on new music! After releasing my debut EP in May of 2018, I didn’t release anything new until my single, “Slingshot” in September of 2019. I followed that up with “Inside Looking Out” at the end of this past January. I want to keep the singles flowing relatively often to keep engaging with my fans and new audiences, and I’m always working on supporting content for those new singles too. My fans can always count on me to release music that in some way helps inspire them, as I feel a responsibility to be an encouragement in this sometimes very confusing world. I’m also so excited to get back on the road after this pandemic and connect with fans in person. The stage makes me come alive!
Jerrett Franklin grew up in a small town, he moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. After writing for a few different artists in the area, he decided to branch out and give local music the spotlight. That is where the idea for Music On The Rox originated from. We are dedicated to shining a light on local music and giving a voice to those who aren’t being heard.