By: By Kyle Lovern
September 11, 2013
WILLIAMSON - For a 20 year old Warfield, Ky. native, her dreams of becoming a successful country music star has taken another step in what she deems as the right direction to furthering her career.
Chelsea Stepp has been singing and entertaining audiences since the tender age of five. The oldest daughter of Ervin and Teresa Stepp of Martin County, she discovered her love for music when most children her age were busy playing with dolls. A burning desire to not only sing, but to write music as well, has gained her a large number of loyal fans. Many who firmly believe they will one day be watching her entertain on the stage of the Grand Old Opry.
The young star is a 2011 graduate of Sheldon Clark High School and has successfully completed two years of college studies at the Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky. She decided, however, to take some time off to be able to devote more effort to her dreams of making a career out of singing. She recently signed with John Carlin, the President of Lyrick Promotions, who she met through a mutual acquaintance (Bernard Porter), while performing at Starter’s in Williamson. Stepp has many accomplishments already tucked inside her musical resume and portfolio that include capturing the top prize in numerous local musical talent shows.
The budding star is currently active in the PCG Country Music Program in Nashville, Tennessee and plans to move there in the near future to pursue her music career on a full-time basis. The program provides singing lessons, stage performance coaching and gives the clients exposure to those in the industry who can make a difference in an up and coming artists’ career.
“This is what I love to do,” remarked Stepp, during a recent interview with the Williamson Daily News. “I just want to be me, and my music is a direct reflection of who I am and what I’m about.”
“Singing and writing songs are my true passion and my goal is to be able to do both of those on a professional level,” she added.
Stepp recently released an album that is titled “Paper Airplane” that became available for purchase on I-tunes as of September 1st, and encourages all her fans to listen to her latest songs, as well as those who have not heard her voice before.
The artists’ youngest sister was diagnosed with Autism when she was just a small child, so Stepp has devoted a song entitled “Beautiful Blessing” to the sister that she both loves and admires. She is hopeful that the words to the song will open people’s eyes and hearts to the struggles of Autism and how it affects those who not only suffer from it, but for those who serve as their support team as well.
“I’m hoping that before long, my name will be out there in the music world and my songs will be playing on the radio and my videos will be featured on television,” said Stepp. “Each day I’m one day closer to seeing my dreams and hard work pay off and become a reality.”