STEPHANIE CHAPMAN


Born in a small town in West Virginia's Eastern panhandle and raised in Round Hill, Va., Stephanie grew up with a geographic and demographic backdrop as eclectic as her father's music tastes. She was exposed to various types of music, including Broadway, Frank Sinatra, Bluegrass, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. Her varied musical influences translated into her songwriting where her songs have been recorded by such different artists as Bonnie Raitt and Trisha Yearwood.


Stephanie's songs seem increasingly poignant and somehow find a balance between sorrowful and uplifting. Stephanie's voice is reminiscent of Linda Ronstadt and her songwriting style recalls Rodney Crowell. Having shared a stage with legends like Merle Haggard and Ricky Skaggs, Stephanie's music has thrived equally among rowdy, loyal Merle fans and the scrutinizing ears of bluegrass lovers, once again proving the constant appeal of touching lyrics.