Sometimes In the midst of a tragic Automobile Accident or after the fire fight of a hi rise fire Rollie Gets inspiration. He’ll grab his pen and write on the back of an encounter form and a Hook line is written or even a whole song verse. No Not make believe but this happens More than a few times to Rollie Stevens.
Rollie StevensIs a Firefighter/Singer in Phoenix, Arizona, writes Mainstream Country and sings about Life, Lost and saved, Love and occasionally the West that he truly loves.As a youngster, growing up around the Arizona desert Rollie’s singing career began in 1996. “I would always sing around the fire station while cooking or cleaning.One night the firefighters talked me into entering a talent show at Graham Central Station.I sang one of Marty Robbin’s songs, ‘El Paso,’ and was accused of lip-sinking.” “A compliment” But It was then that that Rollie knew he needed his own style, he tributes him in all performances his other influences were the Likes of George Jones, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, George Strait, Garth and Engelbert Humperdink. He learned his craft from singers with incredible vocal range and the style and now Is Rollie Stevens. In 1997 Rollie made his debut at Fan Fair in Nashville in the IFCO Booth where he was introduced to many fans and Stars. Later that summer he was the first country act to ever perform at the newly refurbished Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix. opening shows for Johnny Rodriguez and Arizona’s own Rex Allen, Jr. Rollie was Awarded By the Arizona Country Music Association. “Best New Male Vocalist” and the “Songwriter of the Year” award for his song “Middle of a Heartache”, co-written by Rose Diehl (Rollie’s Mother).In the spring of 1998, he traveled back to Nashville, making an outstanding appearance at the
A-Team West All Star Revue at Grahams Central Station during the annual Country Radio Seminar.While in Nashville, he performed at Most night spots around Music City.
Rollie has entertained at Country Thunder USA, Arizona’s largest country music event, several times where he shared the stage with such major acts as Alan Jackson, Sawyer Brown, The Late Chris LeDoux, Steve Holy, Emerson Drive and Trick Pony. Other performances include Festival’s of the West and the WMA Events through out the US. Wherever Rollie performs, he is always asked to come back.” I sing everywhere and anywhere they let me” He has developed a large following throughout the Southwest, across the country and internationally. He won two talent shows at the Nashville Palace in Nashville, and was a finalist in the Colgate Country Showdown in Arizona and also Winner “star seeker” with Norwiegin Cruise lines.
Rollie is also an excellent songwriter with over 200 songs to his credit. With Over 60 BMI works Rollie has recorded seven Albums of Originals When Not fighting Fire!! Recently he’s co-writing with some of the top songwriters in Nashville, including Don Goodman, Royce Porter, Anita Cox, Corey Baxter and Pat McGrath.His latest session was recorded at The Sound Kitchen and The Love Shack also Direct Image with Kenny Royster and also recorded at Makin’ Music Studio, Hilltopand currently working with Jim and Joe music, and Grady and Kathy Walker.