Stella Prince

Authentic and from-the-heart, Stella Prince’s melodies delve deep into your spirit with her evocative and relatable songs. Her poetic lyrics, in tandem with the atmospheric sounds of her vocals, acoustic guitar, and musical compositions, appeal to a diverse, multi-generational audience.

Stella Prince’s musical influences span decades—from country and folk music’s renowned voices of Judy Garland, Karen Carpenter, Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, and Dolly Parton; to the pop icon Taylor Swift. Think Country Press says, “Imagine the perfect mixture of Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, and Judy Collins all packed into one young musician.

Born and raised in Woodstock, NY, Stella, who is nearing the end of her teenage years, moved to Nashville with her family earlier this year. In May 2023, Stella started an all-female Folk/Americana showcase sponsored by Change The Conversation which takes place once a month at The Underdog in East Nashville, TN. The next show date is a special event chosen to be a part of AmericanaFest on Tuesday, September 19 at 5pm. She will also be bringing Change the Conversation with Stella Prince and Friends to New York (The Bitter End 9/25), Boston (The Lily Pad 9/1), and London (Spice of Life 10/22) for one night each.

Stella independently released her 8th single, “Two Faced,” on August 4. For this newest single, Stella had the pleasure of working with Steve Fishell, a Nashville-based pedal steel guitarist, Grammy-winning record producer, and educator [Dolly Parton, John Prine, Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris].

“No one sings like Stella Prince,” says Fishell. “I was transported the first time I heard her and I bet you will be too.”

Self produced, “Two Faced” was recorded at the legendary Sound Stage Studios on Music Row in Nashville ([Est. 1970. Johnny Cash, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Buddy Guy] with Sound Engineer Kameron Luchterhand [Carrie Underwood, Devon Allman, Luke Combs]. Her next single from the same session, “Dear Future Me” will be out Oct 13.

Stella says, “My big goal is for someone to play my song and think, ‘That’s exactly how I feel…’ I want my songs to resonate with everyone, every generation, every issue: loneliness, fear, all of that.”

Stella is the only child of creative parents (a painter/photographer and a writer). She was immersed in music from an early age thanks to her parents’ extensive all-genre CD collection and her frequent attendance at concerts where she first encountered artists like Levon Helm, Amy Helm, Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), Tracy Bonham, and Natalie Merchant.

Growing up, Stella was also heavily influenced by pop and oldies music; she has always known that she wanted to be a performer for as long as she can remember. She began taking voice lessons at the age of four, piano lessons at the age of six, guitar lessons at the age of nine, and she wrote her first song at the age of ten. From the age of 12 to 14, she hosted her own 1930s–1940s oldies radio show.

Stella graduated highschool at age 15 (during the beginning of the pandemic in 2020) and earned her two-year associates degree—with a focus on music—at age 16. She says in an interview with Stereotype Co, “I think the pandemic actually pushed me positively to focus entirely on my career, and nothing else but my career.”

In 2021, she began to release music and play live, travel to Nashville and Los Angeles, gain representation in the music industry, and book her own performances. Stella released four singles in 2021: “The Rain Might Fall,” “Scared,” “Before You Leave,” and “Alone for the Holidays.”

2022 was a groundbreaking year for Stella with her first international run in the UK and an 18-city tour of the Southwest. Her first single that went to radio, “Crying on a Saturday Night,” charted on the Americana Singles Chart, was played on over sixty radio stations internationally, and was the most added song on folk radio in March. The follow up single “Eighteen” was released that July—debuting on the Folk Alliance International Charts at #46 on the Alternative Country Charts.

Stella’s song “Closing Doors,” produced by famed Professor Louie [The Band] was released November 2022 and debuted at #15 on NACC. Her music video for the song was released May 2023 and has received over 118,000 views on YouTube alone, and gained support from well-known outlets including CMT, Ditty TV, Heartland, The Country Network, and Discover Music Videos.

Professor Louie wrote in Mix Magazine, “Stella has a voice and sensibility well beyond her years, and can draw listeners in with her vulnerable lyrics and captivating vocals…  Stella claims that ‘Closing Doors’ is one of her favorite songs and I am proud to have helped her with this recording experience. Moreover, I’m looking forward to seeing her have a lasting impact with her songs on the Folk/Americana musical landscape…

Over the past few years, Stella Prince has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and events, such as London’s The Bedford and Spice of Life, New York’s Bitter End and Arlene’s Grocery, Nashville’s famed Bluebird Cafe and The Basement, Pig N’ Whistle and Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, Woodstock’s The Colony, The Falcon (NY), the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, Folk Alliance, among others.

Artist Update

“Dear Future Me” (Out 10/13) –>

 “Two Faced”  (Released 8/4) –>


“Stella has a voice and sensibility well beyond her years, and can draw listeners in with her vulnerable lyrics and captivating vocals.” —Mix Magazine, Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz Guest Blog (March 2023)