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USA Americana Artist, Stella Prince tours the UK

Introducing Nashville-based Americana rising star, Stella Prince

UK Tour in October/November, 2023

Photo credit: Lily Prince

Born and raised in Woodstock, NY and now based in Nashville, Stella Prince is a singular new talent on the country/Americana/roots music scene. Authentic and from-the-heart, her evocative and relatable self-penned songs delve deep into the listener’s spirit and appeal to a diverse, multi-generational audience. Although still in her late teens, Stella Prince’s musical influences span decades—from country and folk music’s renowned voices of Judy Garland, Karen Carpenter, Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, and Dolly Parton; to the pop icon Taylor Swift.

2022 was ground-breaking with her first international run in the UK and an 18-city tour of the Southwest. Her first single that went to radio, “Crying on a Saturday Night,” charted on the Americana Singles Chart. The follow up single “Eighteen” was released that July—debuting on the Folk Alliance International Charts and on the Alternative Country Charts.

Stella’s song "Closing Doors," produced by famed Professor Louie [The Band] was released November 2022 and debuted at #15 on NACC. Her music video for the song was released May 2023 and has received over 118,000 views on YouTube alone, and gained support from well-known outlets including CMT, Ditty TV, Heartland, The Country Network, and Discover Music Videos. Professor Louie wrote in Mix Magazine, Stella has a voice and sensibility well beyond her years, and can draw listeners in with her vulnerable lyrics and captivating vocals.”

In February 2023, Stella was awarded a First Timers Scholarship at Folk Alliance and performed in six different private showcases between Feb 1-3. She has been performing around Nashville since her move there and has late summer and autumn tours booked.

As she releases her new single “Two-Faced”, Stella is preparing to visit the UK for shows this October and November, including appearances at iconic London venues Soho’s Spice of Life, Balham’s The Bedford, The Betsy Trotwood and The Gladstone Arms. Full dates follow below.


Self-produced, “Two-Faced” was recorded at the legendary Sound Stage Studios on Music Row in Nashville ([Est. 1970. Johnny Cash, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Buddy Guy] with Sound Engineer Kameron Luchterhand [Carrie Underwood, Devon Allman, Luke Combs].

It was an amazing experience—my first time ever recording with a full band”, says Stella. “Actually, this song specifically is the first ever song I recorded with more than just me. It was wild and incredible.” Joining her at Sound Stage, along with Fishell, for the “live recording” feel are Nashville players: Ben Garrett (keys, guitar), PJ Schreiner (drums), Mike Dunton (electric guitar), and Father Phillip (bass).


For her new single, Stella had the pleasure of working with Steve Fishell, a Nashville-based pedal steel guitarist, Grammy-winning record producer, and educator [Dolly Parton, John Prine, Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris].

No one sings like Stella Prince,” says Fishell. “I was transported the first time I heard her and I bet you will be too.

Stella says, “My big goal is for someone to play my song and think, ‘That’s exactly how I feel…’ I want my songs to resonate with everyone, every generation, every issue: loneliness, fear, all of that.

MusicFestNews writes “[‘Two Faced’] is a song that plays on universal themes such as heartache, isolation and loneliness. With Prince’s emotive vocals floating over Fishell’s guitar, the track’s lyrics hit listeners square in the heart.”


Stella will tour the UK in October and November, with dates as follows:

Saturday 21st October The Drawing Room Chesham

Sunday 22nd October Spice of Life, Soho London

Monday 23rd October Temperance Leamington Spa

Tuesday 24th October The Gladstone Arms, Southwark London

Wednesday 25th October The Bedford, Balham London

Thursday 26th October Betsy Trotwood, Clerkenwell London

Sunday 29th October Golden Lion Bristol

Monday 30th October Bristol Fringe Bristol

Thursday 2nd November The Greystones Sheffield

Friday 3rd November Forty-Five Vinyl Café York

Saturday 4th November Town Hall Kirton in Lindsay*

*Support to Lauren Housley


FULL BIOGRAPHY: STELLA PRINCE

Born and raised in Woodstock, NY, Stella is the only child of creative parents (a painter/photographer and a writer). She was immersed in music from an early age thanks to her parents' extensive all-genre CD collection and her frequent attendance at concerts where she first encountered artists like Levon Helm, Amy Helm, Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), Tracy Bonham, and Natalie Merchant.

Growing up, Stella was also heavily influenced by pop and oldies music. She began taking voice lessons at the age of four, piano lessons at the age of six, guitar lessons at the age of nine, and she wrote her first song at the age of ten. From the age of 12 to 14, she hosted her own 1930s–1940s oldies radio show.

Stella graduated high school at age 15 (during the beginning of the pandemic in 2020) and earned her two-year associates degree—with a focus on music—at age 16. She says in an interview with Stereotype Co, “I think the pandemic actually pushed me positively to focus entirely on my career, and nothing else but my career.”

In 2021, she began to release music and play live, travel to Nashville and Los Angeles, and she released four singles that year: “The Rain Might Fall,” “Scared,” “Before You Leave,” and “Alone for the Holidays.”


2022 was ground breaking with her first international run in the UK and an 18-city tour of the Southwest. Her first single that went to radio, “Crying on a Saturday Night,” charted on the Americana Singles Chart. The follow up single “Eighteen” was released that July—debuting on the Folk Alliance International Charts and on the Alternative Country Charts.

Stella’s song "Closing Doors," produced by famed Professor Louie [The Band] was released November 2022 and debuted at #15 on NACC. Her music video for the song was released May 2023 and has received over 118,000 views on YouTube alone, and gained support from well-known outlets including CMT, Ditty TV, Heartland, The Country Network, and Discover Music Videos. Professor Louie wrote in Mix Magazine, “Stella has a voice and sensibility well beyond her years, and can draw listeners in with her vulnerable lyrics and captivating vocals.”

In February 2023, Stella was awarded a First Timers Scholarship at Folk Alliance and performed in six different private showcases between Feb 1-3. She has been performing around Nashville since her move there and has late summer and autumn tours booked.


At home in Nashville, Stella is currently hosting a monthly all-female Americana/Folk showcase at The Underdog; the only showcase of its kind in Nashville. Founded in May 2023, Stella wanted to create a space for women in music to perform and meet other performers, specifically in Folk and Americana. During these showcases, 4-5 artists (Stella included) are on the bill singing 2-3 songs each and introducing themselves. The events are sponsored by the legendary organisation https://changetheconvo.net

For more information, music, and updates, visit Stella's website.



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