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BIO

Tate Stevens, is an American country music artist, who won the second season of the U.S. The X Factor in 2012, securing a $5 million recording contract with Syco Music and RCA Records Nashville. After touring with a band for several years immediately after high school, Stevens returned to Missouri to settle down and raise his young family, working in the city of Raymore. He joined a local band in 2005 and formed his own band in 2008, releasing an independent album and touring on weekends and holidays. In early 2012, he auditioned for The X Factor, progressing through the various stages of the competition, until winning on December 20, 2012.

 

Post X Factor

Stevens' first post-X Factor performance was on December 31, 2012 when he replaced singer Phillip Phillips on Fox's New Year's Eve special in Las Vegas. He performed one of his best performances from the show, "Bonfire".

 

"Holler If You're with Me" cover

Stevens signed a deal with RCA Records Nashville on January 15, 2013. He debuted his first single, "Holler If You're with Me", during the 2013 Grammy Awards in his Pepsi commercial on February 10, 2013. The song was released digitally on iTunes on February 5, 2013. The song peaked at number 50 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Debut album

Stevens' self-titled debut album was released on April 23, 2013. The first single from this album is called "Power of A Love Song". The album debuted at number 18 on the Billboard 200 with 17,000 copies sold in its first week. The album has also received positive reviews from critics.

The album has sold 38,000 copies as of July 11, 2013.

Leaving RCA Nashville

Despite "Power of a Love Song" peaking at number 49 on the Billboard Hot Country Airplay chart, no other singles were released from the album. Stevens parted ways with RCA Nashville in mid-2013. He is, however, still signed to Syco Music.

New label and new single

On February 28, 2014, Stevens, now signed to RPM Entertainment, released his new single, "Better at Night". No word yet on when his second album will be released, but he did announce that the album will be produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Blake Chancey.

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