The county native will be featured on the NPR show on Saturday
A native of Jackson County, Stephanie Lamring recently appeared on the nationally broadcast “Mountain Stage” radio show in Charleston, West Virginia.
The live music program produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting is distributed by National Public Radio.
It can be heard on nearly 300 stations across America and around the world via NPR Music and mountaintage.org. It is recorded in front of a live studio audience and, for the past 37 years, has featured performances by seasoned legends and emerging artists in genres ranging from folk, blues and country to indie rock, to pop, alternative and beyond.
Lambring’s performance is slated to air on 89.3 FM WFPL in Louisville, Ky. At 7 p.m. Saturday and nearly 300 NPR affiliates. Subsequently, it can be heard as a podcast on montagnestage.org.
Labmring grew up in Brownstown, attended Lutheran Central School and Trinity Lutheran High School, and graduated from Major in her class at Seymour High School in 2005. She then attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and has graduated in music business with great distinction. in 2009.
While in high school and during her college days, Lambring was a regular guest singer on a number of regional country music shows in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, performing 35 to 40 dates on weekends a year.
At Belmont, she was shortlisted during her sophomore, junior and senior years for the university’s annual Best of the Best Showcase, which included four singers / groups and six songwriters, according to professional judgments from the Nashville music.
In 2010, Lambring was hired as a songwriter for BMG Chrysalis in Nashville for two years, then was hired as a songwriter for Carnival Music Co. in Nashville. Carnival is owned by multiple CMA and ACM award winner Frank Liddell, who is the husband of country star Lee Ann Womack and longtime former producer of country artist Miranda Lambert.
During his tenure as a songwriter, Lambring featured songs on the ABC television show “Nashville” and had his songs performed at the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium. She also covered songs from country singer Terri Clark and Clare Bowen, who played Scarlett in “Nashville”.
Lamring has also appeared live on BBC Radio 2 in London as a guest of the Bob Harris Radio Show and has toured five locations in Britain.
She recently completed a tour where she performed in 30 theaters in 24 states with Amigo the Devil and the Tejon Street Corner Thieves.
In 2015, after five years on Music Row writing songs for others, Lambring gave up his publishing contract. After a four-year absence from the music industry, she was encouraged by Nashville songwriter Tom Douglas to write again. In 2020, she released her second album, “Autonomy”, which was produced by Teddy Morgan at the Creative Workshop in Nashville.
“Autonomy” has been well received by music critics. NPR music critic Ann Powers wrote that Lambring was “one of Nashville’s most fearless young singer-songwriters.”
Her song “Joy of Jesus” was selected as one of October’s No. 1 Albums and Songs by NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and the 28th Best Song of All Genres released in 2020 by NPR.
Jonathan Bernstein of Rolling Stone wrote that Lambring’s recording of “Daddy’s Disappointment” was “one of the most irresistible rock gems of the year” and compared it to the late songwriter John Prine. Rolling Stone also included “Joy of Jesus” among the 20 best country and American songs of 2020.
The 21st Annual Nashville Scene Country Music Critics Poll, which was the result of a poll of 95 music critics across the country, ranked Lambring as the ninth best songwriter and “Autonomy” as the 23rd best album by 2020.
“Autonomy” was also listed by The Tennessean as one of his favorite Nashville albums of 2020.
In May, Lambring appeared on NPR Music WXPN Philadelphia’s “World Café”, which is syndicated nationally.
She recently signed a record promotion and distribution deal with Thirty Tigers in Nashville. It is led by TMWRK Management in New York and is represented by William Morris Endeavor in Nashville.