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Stella isn't usually the first name we think of when the last name of 'Parton' is mentioned. However, Stella has a musical style uniquely hers. Like many people in the country music business, Stella developed her musical roots through singing gospel in church and on television and radio. When Stella came to Nashville, she wrote and recorded her first hit single, "I Want To Hold You In My Dreams Tonight," which launched her career in country music. Since then, she's recorded 22 chart singles and 15 albums. The true test of an artist's worth is usually shown through the recognition she/he gets from her/his fans and fellow artists. Stella's received many awards and nominations for her work. This includes several nominations from ASCAP, the ACM and the Music City News Awards nominations.

Stella isn't an artist that likes to rest on her laurels, though. Her participation and contributions to several Appalachian causes like domestic violence and, typical of her hands-on The New Opportunity School for Women at Berea College in Berea, KY show she makes a difference anywhere she thinks she can. Stella owns a consulting business, Attic Entertainment Artist Development and Entertainment consulting, teaching stage presence, hair, makeup, wardrobe techniques and video coaching.
Her most recent CD, Appalachian Blues, is a plaintive collection of songs which combine country with hints of blues, gospel and Appalachian folk, not only displays her unique vocal stylings, but her creative songwriting talent as well, as showcased in the six tracks she wrote or co-wrote. An intensely personal musical journey which reflects her Smoky Mountain roots, Appalachian Blues is "the most philosophical project I've ever done," says Stella. "It's been both a catharsis and a celebration for me."

To find out more about Stella and her tour information, check out her website.