When I grow up, I wanna play guitar,
sing my songs and go real far!
I wanna be a COUNTRY ROCK STAR!
Country Rock Star
Peak in sub-genre #32
Tracy Stefans is rockin' the Midwest with his debut solo CD aptly titled COUNTRY ROCK STAR.
After spending the last 10 years as Wisconsin's hard hittin', award winning GREAT GUNS front man, Tracy Stefans has embarked on his new adventure as a solo artist. Having won WISCONSIN COUNTRY GROUP OF THE YEAR honors from the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) for 6 years, and being nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year 5 times, Tracy brings a wealth of experience to his record. Tracy knows how to rock the stage, whip up an audience and get them excited!
After years of working with the band, getting very positive encouragement from music insiders and the national acts that he was opening for, Tracy ventured into the Nashville scene to record his solo CD. Armed with a handful of songs written by some of Nashville's best song writers (including Billy Austin, Dillon Dixon, Kevin Savigar, Sherrie Austin, and Dave Robbins) and the desire to live out his dream, Tracy worked with friend Henry Paul (BLACKHAWK) to record COUNTRY ROCK STAR.
This 12 song CD, produced by Henry Paul and engineered by Michael Bush at Bayou Studios and Henry Paul Studios, features a great mix of contemporary country songs. Tracy's unique voice and energy combined with the musical talent of BLACKHAWK's Dave Robbins (Keyboard), Kirk Eberhard (Bass), Michael Bailey (Drums), and Jamie LaRitz (Lead, Mandolin, Banjo), and with help from Michael Bush (guitar, percussion) and Cowboy Crush's Renae Truex (Fiddle) makes for an exciting mix! The lush harmonies supplied by Michael Randall (Blackhawk) and Matthew Randall (The Randall Brothers) give the songs a sound reminiscent of Blackhawk, Diamond Rio, and Restless Heart that only twin brothers who have sang together forever can produce.