Stephanie Davis (singer-songwriter)

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Stephanie Davis
Origin Montana, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1993–present
Labels Asylum, Recluse
Associated acts Garth Brooks

Stephanie Davis (born in Montana) is an American country music singer and songwriter. She has written songs for Shelby Lynne, Garth Brooks, Waylon Jennings and Martina McBride. In addition, Davis has released five studio albums: a self-titled debut on Asylum Records in 1993, followed by four self-released albums. Her self-titled debut produced a chart single in "It's All in the Heart".

Biography[edit]

Stephanie Davis was born and raised in Montana. She later moved to Tennessee, where she worked as a songwriter, with cuts by Shelby Lynne, Waylon Jennings and Martina McBride. Garth Brooks also recorded several of her songs, including "The Gift", "Wolves", "We Shall Be Free", "Learning to Live Again", & "The Night Will Only Know"..[1][2] Brooks also signed her as an opening act in 1993,[1][3] and she also joined his road band. She can be seen performing with Brooks' band during the concert in Dublin at Croke Park..[1]

She released an album for Asylum Records in late 1993,[1] under the production of Kyle Lehning. This album produced the single "It's All in the Heart", which spent two weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in 1993, peaking at #72. Alanna Nash of Entertainment Weekly gave her album a B- rating, saying that although the album showed jazz and western swing influences, her songs lacked the grit of her compositions for Brooks. Nash also said that Davis sang with a "little-girl voice".[2] Similarly, Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times said that only some of the album's songs were comparable in quality to those that she wrote for Brooks.[4] Davis exited Asylum soon afterward, as she was dissatisfied with the country music scene. She moved back to Montana and began recording albums on Recluse Records, a label that she founded herself.[1] These albums were 1996's I'm Pulling Through, 1998's River of No Return, 2004's Crocus in the Snow, and 2004's Home for the Holidays, a Christmas album.

In 2009, she released two more albums on Recluse, Western Bliss and Western Bling. These albums were released simultaneously and only contain one original composition.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Stephanie Davis
River of No Return
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Recluse Records
I'm Pullin' Through
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Recluse Records
Crocus in the Snow
  • Release date: 2003
  • Label: Recluse Records
Home for the Holidays
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: Recluse Records
Western Bliss
  • Release date: May 1, 2009
  • Label: Recluse Records
Western Bling
  • Release date: May 1, 2009
  • Label: Recluse Records

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
1993 "It's All in the Heart" 72 Stephanie Davis

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Deming, Mark. "Stephanie Davis biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b Nash, Alanna. "Stephanie Davis review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ Corcoran, Michael. "Grand Opening Act". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  4. ^ Lewis, Randy (1993-11-14). "In Brief". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-06-17.