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Stephanie Layne

by Stephanie Layne

The 7-song EP recorded at Nashville's revered Blackbird Studios (owned by John and Martina McBride) pierces listeners' hearts with lyrics that unearth truths about self-discovery, taking risks, persevering, and having faith in Jesus, while salting those lyrics with a blend of modern and traditional country instrumentation.
Genre: Country: Contemporary Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Can't Quit You
3:32 $1.29
2. What If I Do
4:27 $1.29
3. Ain't No Neighbors
4:26 $1.29
4. Hunker Down
3:52 $1.29
5. Run Run Run
4:24 $1.29
6. Finding Me
4:14 $1.29
7. Someone Like Me
4:17 $1.29
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Album Notes
For Minnesota native and singer/songwriter Stephanie Layne, country music is as tangible as the dirt and mud of her family’s ranch on which she grew up. Her self-titled album’s first single “Hunker Down” exemplifies this in no uncertain terms. Produced by and co-written with country music trio The Farm’s Nick Hoffman, along with South Dakota native Craig Winquist, “Hunker Down” tells the unadulterated truth of the challenges farmers and ranchers face every season when nature’s wrath oftentimes leave them with nothing. “My songs focus on making something out of nothing and discovering God’s purpose for that something,” says Layne. Although she has graced the stage of Nashville’s most famous venues including The Bluebird Café, World Famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, The Wildhorse Saloon, and the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree radio show, Layne’s guitar and colorful custom cowgirl boots are covered with the dust of western stages such as Denver’s Grizzly Rose, Amarillo’s World Championship Ranch Rodeo Finals, Cheyenne Frontier Days, and many other venues where she has opened shows for fellow artists such as Terri Clark, Sawyer Brown, and Earl Thomas Conley. Layne's 7-song EP, recorded both at Nashville’s revered Blackbird Studios (owned by John and Martina McBride) and on Kenny Chesney’s tour, pierces listeners' hearts with lyrics that unearth truths about self-discovery, taking risks, persevering, and having faith in Jesus, while salting those lyrics with a blend of modern and traditional country instrumentation. Audiences can find the album Stephanie Layne at, CD Baby, iTunes, and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum gift shop.

“Stephanie Layne has a voice that transports you somewhere with big blue skies, open ranges and mountains that reach the heavens. Her live shows are raucous and intimate at the same time…she has a way of making everyone in the audience feel like her best friend, whether it's a large arena or a small coffee house, she's not to be missed.”
-Scott Southworth, co-host The Music Row Show, Nashville, TN



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Sara Hunt

Vocals to die for and top class country songs
Stephanie Layne is a singer/songwriter with lots of passion and power. Hailing from Minnesota Stephanie grew up on a ranch. Stephanie has a solid notion about what country music should be and that is projected throughout her music. Stephanie’s new EP was recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios owned by none other than Martina and John McBride. Opening for artists such as Terri Clark and Sawyer Brown has helped Stephanie develop into a confident, strong female singer with plenty of back bone and charisma. This new EP is a mix of old and new, bluesy/rocky country and traditional country. There is something for everyone amongst the seven songs adorning this EP. Can’t Quit You is a rocky modern country song. Stephanie’s voice is defined and extremely powerful. The vocals are rather pleasing and a joy to listen to. What If I Do is a beautiful song with gentle vocals and a true country edge. This song has hit stamped all over it. Ain’t No Neighbors has touching lyrics that are so true to life. Many listeners will resonate with the words of this lovely country song. Hunker Down is a heavier country song with a bluesy/rocky feel. Stephanie’s vocals are really powerful and project well against the heavy backing music. Run Run Run is another glorious country song. Stephanie’s vocals are a little softer on this song, which has a catchy chorus. This song, again, has big hit written all over it. Finding Me is a more traditional country song. Stephanie’s vocals slip into a more relaxed mode on this excellent song. It would be great to hear someone like Vince Gill doing backing vocals on this track. The EP ends with a slow ballad that showcases Stephanie’s outstanding vocal skills. Someone Like Me is delicate and emotive. Stripped right back Stephanie’s vocals really get a chance to shine on this final offering. I like each and every one of the songs on this EP; they are all good in their own way and definitely deserve their place on this fantastic EP. Stephanie Layne has tons of potential and can only get better and better with time. She is already remarkably talented vocally and can effortlessly switch pace and style of music. Quite wonderful!