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Beth Stevens

Beth Stevens

Beth Stevens - Strong Enough

Bio

After traveling on the road for 20 years, East Tennessee native Beth Stevens has found a new home with Pinecastle Records. Beth Stevens has been performing since the age of 12 years old. The eldest member of the Stevens Family Band decided to take up the banjo and it wasn’t long before she quickly picked up the piano, guitar, dobro and bass. She also wrote her first song at the age 12 which lead to a string of many original songs that Beth penned along with the help of her family.

Beth is a prominent singer, song writer and musician. Her songs have been recorded and performed by other artist. While receiving her masters in Education at East Tennessee University, she had the opportunity to play with the ETSU Pride Band along with Tim Stafford, Barry Bales, Adam Steffey and Kenny Chesney. She also had the honor of singing backup on Dolly Parton’s Halos and Horns project. She has performed on the Grand Ole Opry Live, CMT and PBS television many times and toured with the likes of Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley, John Anderson, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe, Waylon Jennings, Gene Watson and many others. Beth Stevens along with her band have traveled all over the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. She has been featured in Bluegrass Unlimited, Smithsonian Magazine, Country Weekly, Rolling Stone and Bluegrass Now Magazine.

Beth resides in the beautiful hills of Roan Mountain, Tennessee along with her husband Keith Blackwell and her two sons Chase age 12 and Drew age 8 who make special guest appearances during the show. Band members include Douglas Stevens who is the father of the crew called Edge. He started playing guitar at age five. Douglas along with his wife Betty formed the Stevens Family Band back in 1980. It was their hard work and sacrifice that provided the building blocks for Beth’s career. Betty Stevens is the personal manager for the group. Gary Laws is the Bass player and vocalist. He now resides in East Tennessee with wife Rachel, daughter Briana and son Bryson. Matt Leadbetter plays dobro and sings harmony vocals. He makes his home in Pigeon Forge, Tennesse along with his wife Heather and son Houston. Greg Hodge plays a duel role in the banding switching out Mandolin and fiddle. He and his family live in Dandridge, Tennessee. The new album, Strong Enough, on Pinecastle was produced by IBMA producer and banjo player of the year Scott Vestal. Special guest appearances include Matt Leadbetter, Jesse Cobb, Steve Thomas and IBMA vocalist of the year Steve Gulley and Dale Ann Bradley. The album contains songs that cut across bluegrass, blues, country and gospel, eight of which are original tunes.