Her drawling vocal is an arrow of truth”

ROBERT OOERMAN, MusicRow Magazine

One of the best debut EPs of 2022, Stefanie Joyce's "Marlboro Reds & Motel Rooms" should impress fans of story-driven material while upping her profile in alt-country circles, with Joyce applying lessons learned as a Nashville songwriter to songs that better reflect her interests in Southern literature and Biblical metaphors than anything she'd pen on Music Row.”

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From sin to sadness to small-town hypocrisy,  Stefanie Joyce's songs take an unapologetic, hard look at the grit of life, blending keen lyrical observation with a signature outlaw edge. 

Inspired by the rich storytelling tradition of country music, Stefanie Joyce moved from the Pacific Northwest to Nashville in 2019 and began writing songs for other artists. Through her deal with renowned publisher Woody Bomar, Stefanie garnered her first cuts with artists such as Gabe Lee and Mary-Heather Hickman, earning her first radio single and Billboard placement with Hickman's viral breakout single, "Treasure."  While working with Bomar- who had signed generational storytellers such as Miranda Lambert/ Eric Church and written songs for legends such as Loretta Lynn-  she was encouraged to lean into her love of classic country music and the rich lyrical tradition of writers such as Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Waylon Jennings, and Hank Williams. In 2022, Stefanie released her own debut EP, "Marlboro Reds and Motel Rooms," to critical acclaim and 6-digit streaming numbers. Writing in Music Row Magazine, Robert Ooerman summed up the project: "Her drawling vocal is an arrow of truth... a brilliantly fashion plea for salvation from pills and booze."

2023 has seen Stefanie release new music and tour the country with her band. Her most recent single, "Resurrection Day," a self-inflicted twist on the classic murder ballad trope, amassed over one million spins across social media platforms. She continues to cowrite for other artists, including Zandi Holup's debut single, "Gas Station Flowers," produced by Al Torrence (Charles Wesley Godwin) and released by BigLoud. She is currently working on a full album project where she will continue to do what she does best; blend the lyrical craftsmanship and precision of her MusicRow training with gritty subject matter and a distinctly outlaw edge. She's writing and singing about the truth as she sees it, no matter how uncomfortable that truth may be. 



 

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"There were times in my early twenties when I felt like I’d buried the best parts of myself 6 feet deep. Sometimes I still feel that way," says Stefanie, when talking about her new single, 'Resurrection Day.' "I wrote this as a reminder that even when all our goodness feels like it’s been thrown in a grave, grace will be there to dig it up and dust it off." 

Produced by Tim Miller at Laughing Heart Studios in Nashville, TN, the song has already amassed over one million organic spins on TikTok and other social-media platforms, as well as placement on editorial playlists. The uptempo, fiddle-forward, bluegrass-inflected track is a foil to the dark undertone of the lyrics. A self-inflicted twist on the classic murder ballad trope, Resurrection Day draws you in from the first line: "Killed a girl last summer..."

CONTACT:

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