“I am a true country artist. I do a little bit of everything in the country genre. I always throw in a little bit of my traditional country roots along with a country and rock edge to it. Of course, I love to do ballads as well. I feel that I can really connect to people through my music, regardless fast/slow/etc. I like my shows to be high energy and very entertaining. If I were to make an album today it would be modern country with a little bit of a traditional feel - a great combination of the high energy rockin' songs with some killer ballads as well. You know the kind that rip your heart out?”
“To have the X factor you have to have the whole package. You have to be a great singer, performer, and all-around artist. I feel that I am that because of the many years of work and hours doing it I feel that it has made me the best at what I do.”
Tate Stevens (born Stephen Eatinger on March 1, 1975) is a country music singer who won the second season of the U.S. version of The X Factor, earning a $5 million recording contract. He adopted his stage name as a young singer in the early 1990s. He began singing lead with a band called Dixie Cadillacs immediately after high school. In 2005, he became the lead singer of another band called Outlaw Junkies. In 2008, he left that band to form the Tate Stevens Band, releasing an independent album the same year. In 2012, he auditioned for season two of The X Factor at a Kansas City, Missouri open call, ultimately winning the entire competition. His victory was announced live on television on Dec. 20, 2012.
Best Known For:
Winning the second season of The X Factor
Tate married his wife Ashlie in 1997. The couple have two children, one son and one daughter.