Tate Stevens To Be Featured at Grammy Awards, More on New Album

We’ve got a few more details on the upcoming Tate Stevens music video, “Holler If You’re With Me,” which will be debuted during the Grammy telecast February 10.  The X Factor winner describes the new single as a “feel good anthem song” and reveals that he is already hard at work on his debut album.

For more video deets and info on album collaborators, check out the Sony press release below:

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XFactor Season 2 Winner Tate Stevens Shoots 1st Music Video, Previews New Music (AUDIO & VIDEO)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belton, Missouri native Tate Stevens captivated viewers worldwide on FOX’s The X Factor Season 2 with his emotive and powerful country vocal performances—never placing less than second throughout the entire competition. Now, from appearances on one star-studded stage to the next, Stevens will unveil a first look of his debut music video for the song “Holler If You’re With Me,” at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10 on CBS at 8 p.m. EST/PST. The new music video will debut during the GRAMMY broadcast complements of The X Factor sponsor Pepsi, as part of the grand prize awarded to Stevens in addition to his $5 million recording contract with Syco Music/RCA Nashville. Additionally, the song, “Holler If You’re With Me,” will be available for download on iTunes beginning Tuesday, February 5.

Starting out the competition as a 37-year-old blue collar construction worker with humble roots and a seemingly far-fetched dream of becoming a country music superstar, Stevens’ recent win on The X Factor proved to the world that in fact, dreams do come true. “Things are moving very fast since the finale of X Factor, and we’re already laying down tracks for my new album that will be out this spring. I truly feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity,” Stevens says.

Viewers of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards can expect the new video “Holler If You’re With Me” to be what Stevens calls “a feel good anthem song,” and the accompanying video to encompass the picturesque scenery of Simi Valley, Calif. “Having chased this dream for nearly a decade, I was certainly familiar with the concept of a music video, but I had no idea what to expect. In spite of the 50 mph winds, everyone on the set had a great time. It’s a party song and so it was only fitting that we threw a party! I’m sure more than a few folks watching the GRAMMYs at home can relate,” Stevens says beaming.

As spring approaches, Stevens is gearing up for the release of his debut country album, which he says will have an overall upbeat, feel-good tone. A true singer’s singer and songwriter, he plans to write many of the songs on the record, teaming up with Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Shane Minor and David Lee Murphy. Renowned Nashville producer, Blake Chancey, will produce the record.

Included in his co-writes for the album, Stevens recently collaborated with his long-time idol, country singer/songwriter Joe Diffie. “The moment I sat down in that room with Joe it hit me – this is my life now, this is my chance to follow in the path of my heroes and make my own unique mark on the genre – and that’s exactly what I plan to do.”

Stay tuned for updates and the latest career happenings by visiting www.tatestevensofficial.com or follow him on Twitter @tatestevensctry .

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  • http://twitter.com/BamadansPad Danny Latham

    Dang!! This press release is much longer than the one announcing Tate signed with the label. 

  • kmd23

    Good for Tate.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It’s longer, but it also lacks any comments from Simon or anyone at the label about Tate (not that I expected any after announcing Tate’s signing with a 2-sentence release accompanying a picture where the label folks are having trouble looking happy). lol

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    The Man With No Adjectives got some adjectives!

    Well, the press release is definite that the plan is a spring album that Tate writes/cowrites on. At least his schedule is geared toward giving him a fair chance to succeed.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Tate may end up releasing his album before Melanie does.

  • girlygirltoo

    I’m assuming the music video will be shown as a commercial, not actually during the show itself. 

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I’m assuming the music video will be shown as a commercial, not actually during the show itself.

    Yup. That’s in the article from RS on 1/23:

    The country singer will unveil a new track, “Holler If You’re With Me,” as part of a Pepsi clip to debut during the Grammys, with a full music video available online immediately afterward.

    Shifting the Pepsi commercial to the Grammys from the Superbowl means fewer viewers, but they’re more interested in music. I guess we’ll see if Stevens’ song gets attention or is completely lost in the shuffle of winners and big-name performers.

  • MyDailyComment

    ” For Stevens to be XFUSA’s biggest success, the bar is very low.”

    The bar is low enough to step over.

  • girlygirltoo

    The bar is higher than that, though. I think Chris Rene sold like 200K copies of “Young Homie” :)

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    You’re right — I went to check, and it’s 261,000. Plus the song was #1 in New Zealand. So Chris Rene is XFUSA’s international superstar.

  • jpfan2

    I can’t imagine two more boring artists than Tate and Melanie. Kind of ironic for a show looking for people with charisma. Actually downright weird.

  • justmefornow

    Totally agree. 
    They should change the name of the show to ZZZZFactor, lol.