Stacy Stone: A powerful new voice in Music City

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By Dave Carew

I recently had the privilege of hearing up-and-coming country artist Stacy Stone at a showcase at Two Old Hippies. Blessed with a powerful, emotive voice, Stacy held the audience rapt as she performed several songs at the invitation of Rick Barker, Taylor Swift’s former manager. When I met Stacy afterward, I was struck by her demeanor: quietly assertive, with a self assurance grounded in years of hard work, despite her young age.

In this exclusive interview with Underground Nashville, Ms. Stone, who moved to Nashville just weeks ago, talks about her incipient Music City career.

UNDERGROUND NASHVILLE: What do you MOST want people to know about you as a country music artist?

STACY STONE:  I would mostly want people to know where I came from.  I grew up playing sports until I was in high school.  You name it and I’ve probably done it.  I was a tomboy growing up.  You could hear me coming from a mile away.  But until this day, I’ve never been one who has to own the room.  I hope to always remain humble.  I believe that is the best quality a great artist could ever have.  Gretchen Wilson was my main influence for wanting to sing.  I’ve been compared to her, Kelly Clarkson, Ann Wilson, Mariah Carey.  But I’m not looking to be “the next” anybody.  Just the first of what I have to offer.

UN:  How do you hope to stand out, amid so many gifted young artists in Nashville?

SS:  I hope to stand out by being myself.  I’m not your “boots and dress” kind of girl with a soft, cute voice.  I’m a country-pop-rocker! I like being “risk-ay.”  I have a powerful voice.  Although there are many extremely talented singers and musicians out there, I feel that my five-octave vocal range is what sets me apart, along with what I can do with it.  I do believe there are few who can exceed me vocally.

UN:  If your country-music dream came true, what would you be doing three years from now?

SS:  I have no idea.  But in the perfect world, hopefully I’ll have an awesome label behind me, who believes in me and is proud to have me on their team.  I hope to have a strong team that will be with me through the ups and downs.  Ultimately, by then, I want to be on tour with many tour dates all over the world, with a successful album touching millions with my music.

For more about Stacy Stone, please visit:
http://www.stacystonesmusic.com/

David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at Amazon.com and XLibris.com. Dave is also a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising / marketing / public relations writer.

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Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew

 

 

 

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