Stephanie Rabus is a singer/songwriter living in Nashville, TN. She started singing at the age of eleven. At that time, her dad, Jerry, was the drummer for their next-door neighbor who was an Elvis impersonator. One night while they were having a get together playing music, she asked to borrow the microphone and belted out a song from the movie The Little Mermaid a cappella. Being impressed by what they heard, her parents quickly bought her a karaoke machine and some cassette tapes to go with it - and the rest was history.
With years of singing in cover bands under her belt, performing songs by artists ranging from Martina McBride and Shania Twain to Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, as well as Pat Benatar, P!nk and Kelly Clarkson, Stephanie developed a unique style combining country, soul, pop and rock. Stephanie currently travels to the St. Louis, Missouri/Southern Illinois area to perform as the lead singer of the popular St. Louis-based band Borderline. They regularly play big fairs and festivals in the summer months and some of the most popular music clubs and venues in the area all year around. They have had the honor of opening for many major artists such as Little Texas, Bryan White, Lee Brice, Cassadee Pope, Tyler Farr, Jarod Niemann, Lindsay Ell, Confederate Railroad, Mark Wills and more. She also performs in Nashville at popular honky-tonks on Broadway. Stephanie's new album My Time Now was released on April 12, 2022.
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What makes Nashville special to you? What makes Nashville special is the genuine love for music that is all around! This town and the people in it have a true passion for music and live and breathe it!
How would you say your hometown of St. Louis, MO differs from Nashville? What differs between Nashville and my hometown is that here you can find live music literally any time of the day! From 10 am to 3 am the next morning. Back home, you can find great music in the evenings, and even at 2 or so in the afternoon, but not ongoing from morning to night in several places located right next to each other.
Say you had a completely free day in Nashville—no work allowed. What would you be doing? I would go to the Country Music Hall of Fame, do a tour of the city, and spend a few hours honky-tonkin on Broadway. Basically just act like a tourist!
What are some of your favorite Nashville restaurants? Monell’s, Caney Fork out at Music Valley area, and Demo’s!
Is there a place you haven't eaten at that you have been dying to go? Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. I am always hearing that they have the best in town!
If someone is coming to Nashville for the first time, where do you take them? If someone is a first timer to Nashville, I take them to Broadway to check out all the great music along the strip, the Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Caney Fork to eat!
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What excites you most about the Nashville music scene right now? What excites me right now about the Nashville music scene is that it has become so much more accepting of variety of musical styles within country music. You hear influences of pop, rock, soul, etc. in a lot of the music now. Also, it has become so much more inclusive…welcoming artists of all ages, body frames, races etc, as well as embracing indie artists.
What’s your favorite place to go for ice cream in Nashville? Mike’s Ice Cream and Coffee Bar on 2nd Avenue.
What’s your favorite place for breakfast in Nashville? The Diner on 3rd Avenue S. is a great place for breakfast, whether it be in the morning or late at night after a show!
Do you have a favorite music venue? I really like the Nashville Palace. Always great country music there!
What grocery stores do you shop? Food Lion in Smyrna, closer to where I live, Kroger, and Publix. Best Broadway bar? The Stage is a great one! The staff, atmosphere, and music is always so great!