Patti Stevens' first CD, produced by legendary outlaw singer/songwriter Billy Don Burns, was released in the spring of 2006. The project is full of heartfelt honesty and emotion. Her style has strong undertones of the rebellious outlaws of the past and present. It is hard to tell fact from fiction as she weaves a vivid tale in every song, each one thought provoking, and bravely exposing a part of herself.
Her stories of love and life and the journey in between will bring you to tears and laughter almost simutaniously.
One of Patti's songs from the CD, a fun gospel tune with a twist titled Just In Case, recently won first place in the Indianapolis Songwriters Association contest and the song She Rides has been picked up by independent artist band Cabin Row. Her tribute to the Confederate flag, The X They Stole From Dixie has been very popular with-in the biker crowd and also Civil War buffs. "I'm a Civil War buff myself and I ride a Harley, " she says, "so most of my songs are a reflection of that."
She came to Nashville to create a niche for herself and she has accomplished this. Many legendary songwriters in Nashville recognized her talent and offered guidance and support...all for the love of a song. Click on Nashville Knows, a song about her first experiences in Nashville and you will hear Billy Don Burns stepping in for the last chorus...(thanks, Billy!).
If you are looking for a totally different, yet pure sound, check out her songs and watch for the CD release in january. And if you are and artist interested in performing any of her songs she would love to hear from you!
(bio by Paulette LaFay...Music Row, Nashville, TN)
I have been fortunate to have some of the finest musicians available to help out on my songs. Dale Reno, Ritchie Albright, Hank Singer. Sweepy Walker, Chad Mize, Jeff Williams, and last but certainly not least, my inspiration and my friend, Billy Don Burns.
I play live in Nashville sometimes.
David Allen Coe, Hank Williams Sr., Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Allison Krauss, Johhny Cash, Waylon, Earl Clark, Billy Don Burns and many many many others.
Just an old guitar.