The new Single
The multi-talented Stephen Martines is a gifted singer, songwriter and actor. Music was often his refuge while growing up in St. Louis, Missouri: from early-on, Stephen was exposed to a variety of genres – from grinding blues standards belted out by his grandmother in her kitchen to Elvis recordings on the family record player to the soul-wringing ballads of Garth Brooks. When not playing or listening to music, Stephen excelled as a soccer player – a sport he plays to this day. Following a successful stint as a nationally-recognized model, he moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and began a career in television – becoming a regular on shows like General Hospital and The Guiding Light – eventually branching out into prime-time television with roles on The Closer, Vampire Diaries and Burn Notice, among others. Along the way, his passion for country music called him to Nashville, where he harnessed his creativity and became a songwriter in the Warner-Chappell stable. This contact gave him the opportunity to write and hone his craft with mega-talents like Jon Nite, Ross Copperman and Brandon Ray.
We at 40West Records are excited to now have Stephen, who recently found a new home with us and where he will continue to expand his catalogue of great country songs – from soulful ballads to memorable, energetic, dance-in-your-seat releases. Stephen’s talent and voice is reaching new fans across the United States and internationally through radio, the media and the enthusiasm of both his longtime and new-found fans! Check out his touching, melodic and utterly-relatable ballad Sounds Like Whiskey, which recently reached the #1 spot on Nashville’s The Iceman’s New Country Artist Chart.
40West Records is proud to soon release Stephen Martines’ new summer single, Alright, which we guarantee you will be singing throughout your day!