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Stephanie Rhealyn is an extremely versatile American songwriter.
She debuted in the summer of 2020 with four singles, each with a slightly different flavor. Overall, she tends to use and fuse elements of rock, country, pop, alternative - sometimes, even a touch of blues. “I just create the melodies that come to me – if it’s country, it’s country, if it’s pop, it’s pop… I’ll never limit my songwriting to just one genre, even despite many pros telling me I should ‘niche down’ my songs… nope, that’s never gonna happen!” In fact, when asking about her next release, Stephanie said she has “something highly unexpected” coming in 2021. After listening to her current repertoire, one thing is for sure – Stephanie creates music that is authentic and road-trip worthy!
Stephanie has quite a unique personality.
She is very laidback and her sense of humor is seemingly always in use! She believes in “keeping it real” and enjoying life to the fullest. Friends know her to be particularly understanding, trustworthy, and genuine. When asked about her personality, Stephanie said “If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that they thought I was a stuckup B when they first saw me, but then got to know me and realized I was the most down-to-earth person they’ve ever met, I’d probably have at least 37 dollars!”
Narcissistic Abuse Warrior.
Stephanie is also a devoted advocate for women recovering from narcissistic abuse + trauma. "I suffered for over 10 years without even knowing that what I was experiencing was abuse. Now, I want to share my personal story + professional insights to help others rise above this painfully complicated toxicity."
Quote She Lives By
"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not." - Andre Gide
Born and raised in the heart of southern Virginia, Stephanie discovered songwriting + guitar at age 10. She continued to learn, play, and write in honor of her father (who also enjoyed guitar) who passed away when she was 12. “For me, playing guitar and writing songs was the safest and most effective outlet for coping with losing my dad,” says the artist.
Never one to enjoy the spotlight, Stephanie remained what she calls a “bedroom songwriter.” “Songwriting, for me personally, is not an avenue for popularity or recognition . . . it’s just something I love to do . . . it’s my absolute favorite form of expression . . .it’s fun . . . and when I’m picking out melodies, it’s like my heart comes alive.” With family ties to the legendary Roy Clark and the granddaughter of the late Bluegrass extraordinaire Gene Clark, Stephanie has certainly always had music in her bones.
After securing a successful career outside of music, starting a family, and earning her Masters in Human Services Counseling + Life Coaching, Stephanie is finally working on her biggest dream: “releasing my own songs!”
More about Stephanie's Narcissistic Abuse story available on the BLOG.