Where words leave off, music begins. Where music begins Stevie Lee Woods Sings.
Music flows through me like blood in my veins.
Have you ever been in a club or bar and heard an unknown artist, or turned the radio on and suddenly heard a new voice and at that moment there is a connection. It is a magical moment when you and the artist are connected.
For some of us that bond lasts for years. Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can not.
I went to college in Nashville and as one does, I started listening to Country Music. “So what came first – Country music or the misery? Did I listen to Country music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to Country music?
On an average night, I heard Stevie Lee Woods for the first time. Woods was born and raised in Bluefield, Virginia into a family with extensive musical background. His father, Buddy Woods, was a lead guitarist and previously had worked as a sideman for such artists as Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Eddie Arnold.
In the early 90’s, Nashville was a much different place than it is today.
You could still hear the greats on the radio and see them live in concert. Nashville was a city of tunes, and tune makers, and Stevie fit right in.
He landed his first record deal that produced two charted singles one of which went to Number 1.
Stevie began touring with such artists as Lorrie Morgan, John Michael Montgomery, Martina McBride, Diamond RIO and Brooks and Dunn.
Stevie moved within the circle of the chosen ones as he, too, began appearing on the sacred stage of the Grand Ole Opry.
As Stevie’s career was in full swing, he co-hosted on Today’s Hot Country for the USA Network.
In 1998 everything changed. The explanation was simple, a beloved family member’s time was almost up and Stevie had to make a choice.
In those months, every hour or mere moments together was more precious than all the adoration from arenas of screaming fans. He made the only choice he could. Not everyone was so understanding. The record company certainly didn’t get it and the fans, well, Stevie knew true fans are partners and they never truly go away.
Stevie took his pain and turned it into something beautiful, a new album titled Pretty Feet. It is something that people can connect to. And that’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you. The new album launched January 20th. This album doesn’t just give you songs, it gives you something to sing about.
As one of our Valentine’s gifts and to celebrate our one year anniversary of entertainment reporting, SPY Hollywood will be bringing you an exclusive interview with Stevie Lee Woods next week, as he will candidly talk about his return to the music business and his new album.
Stevie’s lyrics make you think. His music makes you feel.