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MISSISSIPPI MUSICIANS: Lisa Stewart


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Major Works

  • Lisa Stewart
  • Drive Time

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Lisa Stewart: A Biography

Lisa Stewart was born on August 6, 1968,  in Louisville, Mississippi, and grew up there.  Lisa's first public appearance was in church at the early age of six, singing along with a record of "Jesus, I Heard You Had a Big House."  Her first appearance as a country singer came at age eleven when she attended the Nashville Fan Fair and performed in the Tent Show.  In 1987 she began doing demo and jingle work in Nashville studios.  She was a singer/dancer at Opryland.  She also sang with the Jazz\R&B band ‘Soire' as well as other club acts.

In 1991 Lisa was signing at a wedding reception when Mark Thompson heard her.  After the performance, Mark, Wynonna's band leader, asked her to sing a demo session.  Lisa signed a record deal with BNA Entertainment.  She
released the self-titled debut album Lisa Stewart in October of that same year.  Her first single off the album was "Somebody's in Love."   Other singles include "Drive Time" and "Under the Light of the Texaco."   In 1992, she went on a radio tour promoting the release of her debut album. In 1993, she began her television career as a co-host of "# 1 Country.'' Since then Lisa has co-hosted TNN's ‘Yesteryear,' had feature appearances on ‘Prime Time Country, 'and ‘Statler Brothers Show.'

She went on tour with Kenny Rogers in 1995 and the Statler Brothers in 1996.  She has been to the ‘Country Music Festival' in Geneva, Switzerland,  twice, in 1995 and 1996.  In 1996 she also did a USO tour to Hungary and Bosnia.  In 1997 Lisa became the co-host of ‘This Week in Country Music.' She is currently writing songs and wants to do a rock record.  She is on the  movie soundtrack to "Jericho."  She also plays a small part in the movie.  She can also be seen in Billy Gilman's video, "Oklahoma."

Information submitted by Paul Glass

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