Stephen Wilson Jr
Stephen Wilson Jr. is a singer/songwriter from rural Southern Indiana. Wilson was raised by a single father who was a boxer and had him boxing from age 7 through adulthood as a Indiana State Golden Gloves finalist. Wilson, a self-taught guitarist moved to Nashville to pursue a degree in Microbiology at MTSU. There he started indie rock band AutoVaughn after finishing his degree. They toured for over 5 years & Wilson co-wrote songs as lead guitarist until his creative focus turned more to songwriting & singing. After the band, Wilson relied back on his education where he worked for several years as an R&D Scientist until signing a publishing deal with BMG Nashville in Aug 2016. He is currently building his catalogue and has had songs cut by Caitlyn Smith and Old Dominion, Tim McGraw , Trace Adkins , Chase Bryant, Mackenzie Porter , Kameron Marlow, Sixpence None the Richer & Leigh Nash .
Stephen released his first single “the devil” & cinematic video for the song in Sept. 2019 with follow up, "Year To Be Young 1994" where he was featured on several Spotify editorial playlists and most recently, "The Beginning". New music is planned for late 2021.
Wilson almost always plays a late-70’s gut-string acoustic and some of his main influences are Willie Nelson , Kurt Cobain , John Mellencamp , Bruce Springsteen , The National, Glen Campbell & Randy Travis.