Steeped in the tradition of country and folk music, with a distinctly contemporary, cinematic edge, Stefanie Joyce’s songs tell stories in images as much as sounds, weaving tightly crafted tales of sin, redemption, and everything in between.
Stefanie grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has loved storytelling for as long as she can remember. As a teenager, she told those stories through dance, training with Canada's prestigious Alberta Ballet. As a young adult, she told those stories through film and literature, earning a degree in Film Production & Creative Writing at The University of British Columbia. She also spent an undergraduate semester cutting her teeth on short stories at the Iowa Writers Workshop. It wasn't until she finished college that her love of southern literature led her to Tennessee and she began writing songs. So, while she counts singer-songwriters such as Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Brandy Clark and Evan Felker as major musical influences, her first love will always be authors; Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Zora Neale Hurston, Anne Proulx.
Since moving to Nashville in 2017, Stefanie has garnered several cuts as a songwriter with artists such as Chris Moreno, Mary-Heather Hickman, Tommy O'Keeffe, and Brooke Lynn. She has become a regular feature at Nashville’s premiere writer rounds, and has had the opportunity to play at major country music festivals such as the Lynchburg Music Festival. In 2020, her songs caught the attention of renowned publisher Woody Bomar (formerly of Sony/ATV) at Green Hills Music. Since then, she has been working with Bomar to further develop and market her song catalog.
In 2021, her Billboard-charting single "Treasure" (cowritten and performed by Mary-Heather Hickman) debuted on country radio and was featured on The Bobby Bones Show and iHeart Radio's Next Women of Country.
While Stefanie continues to write for other artists, she has also begun work on her own artist project. Her debut EP, "Marlboro Reds and Motel Rooms," is set to release in Spring 2022.
You can listen to “Ouachita River,” her latest collaboration with Mary-Heather Hickman, here.