Downtown Hoedown Artist Tate Stevens Says His Dad Is A Big Influence

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Today is a big day for Downtown Hoedown Artist Tate Stevens as he releases his self-titled debut album. This week is full of activities for Stevens who will be performing on ABC”s Good Morning America on Friday. Tate talks about who he gained his country influence from growing up in Missouri. Stevens says, “My father’s a musician, country musician and that’s where I got the love for country. I’m a huge what we would call classic country guy or traditional country. The Lefty Frizzells and the Gene Watsons and the John Conlees and those guys absolutely love it…love, love, love it. I got that from my father who played that kind of stuff and growing up, you know, that’s what was on the radio.”

Tate Stevens took the stage on Sunday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,000 fans in hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. During the show, Stevens brought his wife, Ashlie, and his two children to the stage to recognize how much his life has changed since they signed him up to audition for FOX’s The X Factor a little more than one year ago. Tate thanked them before presenting Ashlie with flowers. Stevens’ set included his current single, “Power Of A Love Song,” “Can’t Get Nothin’ Done,” as well as “I Got This.” Tate also played songs from Bon Jovi, Craig Morgan, Randy Houser as well as Garth Brooks “Callin’ Baton Rouge.” Stevens then finished his 75-minute set with an encore that included Joe Diffie’s, “Ships That Don’t Come In” and Journey’s “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart).”

Tate Stevens takes the stage on Friday, May 31st for the 31st Annual Downtown Hoedown at Comerica Park! Tate joins Uncle Kracker, Maggie Rose, Parmalee, Drake White, Katie Arminger and Ty Stone!

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