Although this particular year was blind sided in many ways, Stephanie Rose managed to stayed positive with her music career. Aside from being nominated at Saskatchewan Country Music Awards for "Female Artist of the Year" and "Emerging Artist of the Year", she was also selected as a judge for Prince Albert's "Adventure Talent Show" alongside Forest Eagle Speaker (The North Sound) and Greg Torwalt (Too Soon Monsoon). Stephanie was featured in an episode of "Behind The Melody" that was hosted by 2019's SCMA Country Music Person of the Year, Lisa Moen. Keeping the glass half full, she participated in a virtual rendition of Leonard Coen's "Hallelujah" for the Saskatoon Optimist's Canada Day in the Park with many other Saskatchewan artists. With live shows being put to a hault, this young artist has put her efforts in other areas of her music career. Stephanie has kept the momentum going, behind the scenes, by spending more time writing and recording new music for the near future.
After releasing her sophomore album EP in late 2018, Stephanie Rose gained immense traction in her career the following year. With an abundance of amazing reviews for the EP "Sprout" from critics around the globe, she released her debut music video "Luxury" in January and the following summer she released her title track single called "Sprout". A few major highlights for Rose was being the 7th "Most Active Indie" on the Yangaroo Charts, performing Avril Lavigne's song "Sk8er Boi" at the Prince Albert Winter Festival's "Rock Show Experience", playing many acoustic shows as well as some large festivals, and being nominated at the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards for "Album / EP of the Year".
Nominated for 2 categories at the 2018 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards, small town Stephanie Rose has had a big year. Releasing her single “Crushed” on February 5th, she cracked the Top 100 on the Canadian Country BDS Charts, which was the launching pad to a great season. Playing multiple shows throughout the spring, which included a packed-house performance at the Professional Bull Riding circuit in Nipawin, SK. Stephanie shared the stage with her fellow Saskatchewan artists at the Songwriters Café at the 2018 SCMA awards weekend. She has now released her sophomore album EP “Sprout” (Sept. 28th, 2018), produced by RyLee Madison (ECMA Country Recording of the Year) and Clay Krasner (touring bass player for Terri Clark) of 7-17 Music.
Stellar year for Stephanie Rose! Three showcases at Canadian Country Music Week and a stunning performance at the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards kick-off party, set the tone for this old soul. Rose completed three provincial radio tours (Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba) to promote her single “Rusted Love” (August 2017), a crowd favorite. While focusing on down-to-earth shows that highlight her talent for storytelling and relatable experiences, she found herself stepping into the rock scene for a night and delivered a killer performance of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” at the EA Rawlinson Centre, Prince Albert, SK.
The musical ball started to roll as Stephanie Rose continued to develop her craft and released singles “Steal Me Away” (February 2016) and “Did You Hear” (May 2016), airing on Canadian country stations as well as Australia and Japan. Her first time ever attending the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards weekend, Stephanie performed her original songs at the Songwriter Cafe and the New Artist showcase in Saskatoon, SK. Stepping further into the scene, she performed during Canadian Country Music Week in London, ON at the Saskatchewan Artist showcase.
With the encouragement and mentorship from her producers, RyLee Madison and Clay Krasner of 7-17 Music, this young artist started making frequent trips to Nashville, Tennessee in preparation for her first project. Fresh out of the gate after releasing her debut album EP “Go Where The Wind Takes You”(August 2015), Stephanie Rose went on her first Saskatchewan radio tour with her debut single “Bed of Roses” (September).
Through Global Country she went to Nashville for the first time. After taking in the sights and sounds of Music City and getting a tour of the music business, she competed again but this time in Pigeon Forge, TN. Stephanie Rose was titled 2014’s North American Country Music Association International Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the year. While in Nashville, she was introduced to RyLee Madison and Clay Krasner of 7-17 Music, her future music producers.
Stephanie Rose, born and raised in the beautiful prairie province of Saskatchewan, took the dive into the start of her music career at age 18. She entered into the cross-Canada music search, hosted by Global Country; an organization committed to finding and developing country music artists in Canada.
Travelling to Edmonton in May of 2013, Stephanie found herself winning the Global Country Star Search competition, and it was there that the doors started to open for her career.
“...one of the brightest young talents in modern country music.”
“...if you love a solid country record with a sophisticated pop edge...Her sound is very unique, and I can't wait to hear what she does next.”
“...a hands-down favorite of mine coming into 2019...endearing songcraft that speaks to the little bit of country that exists in all of us.”
“Rose never places a foot wrong and the song's blending of modern country with high end pop melodies and even brass is a potent brew.”
“...come 2020, she’s going to be a hard act to top….a serious Canadian singer/songwriter who refuses to blend in with the crowd and isn’t scared of a challenge in or out of the studio.”
“...she embraces the plaintive bucolic persona of country singers we now consider to be legends. Her style is rooted in the old school, but her sound is anything but archaic...”
“...a classic country vibe with a modern commercial touch...a warm and flawless vocal atop an endearing arrangement...timeless talent...”
“...an observer of life and impressive maturity...Rose places her own stamp on the material thanks to idiosyncratic turns of phrase...”
“Rose tweaks our expectations...refurbishing and refitting time tested traditions for a modern audience.”