If anyone could be termed a “natural” when it comes to the music business, it may well be Tony Stampley. The son of longtime country star Joe Stampley, he was touring with his dad at the age of 17, learning the intricacies of road life while most of his friends were still finishing high school.
My friends thought my dad’s life was all glitz and glamour,” says Tony. “I just thought it was a regular job because it’s what I grew up around.” Upon moving to Nashville Hank Williams Jr recorded three of the first five songs Tony wrote. To date Hank Jr has recorded 17 of Tony’s songs. He recently has two songs on Hank Jr’s latest CD “It’s About Time” on The Nash Icon Label that is under the Umbrella of The BMLG Record label made famous by Taylor Swift and Record Executive Scott Borchetta.
Tony had Hanks 2016 Summertime Single “The Party’s on” co-written with Hank Jr. Another great song that made Hanks new CD is a song Tony co-wrote with writing partner Bonnie Swayze called “Club USA” is about being proud to be living in the best Country in the World, and being a member of its exclusive club. Stampley and Swayze also co –wrote the song “Heal Me” on Billy Curringtons CMA nominated album of the year in 2007. Tony co-wrote the Top Ten Country Comedy song “Where’s The Dress” a spoof on Boy George for Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley.
As a writer Tony has had over 50 major cuts by artists including Hank Jr, George Jones, John Anderson, Randy Travis, Mark Chestnutt, Ken Mellons, Confederate Railroad, Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley, Billy Currington and Trent Tomlinson just to name a few. 2018 is looking promising as Tony has just had several of his songs recorded by New Artist’s hitting the Billboard Country Charts. Tony co-wrote two of the recent cuts with longtime friend Bill Anderson.
As a recording Artist Tony has put out two critically acclaimed CD’s. The first CD titled Tony Stampley, “Rebelution” was released in 2002 on Dreamworks Records Nashville with Tony producing 11 sides and Label Chief James Stroud co-producing two songs with Tony that were added to the CD. It came out to rave reviews from Billboard Magazine. It was dubbed the “Outlaw Album of the Decade”. His latest CD released in 2014 is titled Tony Stampley, “When I Get On A Roll”. People just loved that Traditional Country and Outlaw Cd and still love that song. Stampley recalls a Program Director/DJ with a 50,000 Watt Station coming up to him after singing Whiskey on Ice at The Hard Rock Café as part of Country Radio Seminar week. The DJ said I thought you were gonna sing When I Get On A Roll. That’s our Stations most requested song by our listeners! Stampley told the DJ because the guy that had given me one of his labels slots to sing a song that night had requested Whiskey on Ice to be sung. Whenever playing out and singing live, crowds go wild and the cell phone cameras start coming out and recording. Tony is considered one of the great voices of our time. Tony figures everything is in God’s timing and in God’s control. Recently in late Spring 2017 he released a song and video to all video outlets and to the Christian Country Charts as well as to mainstream Country called “Daily Bread”. The song speaks to the heart of the listener and is about being thankful to God for all of Life’s many blessings in these trying and turbulent times we are living in. The song got Disc of The Day in Robert K. Oerrmans Music Row Record Review section of Music Row Magazine above all Major Label Artist’s or any of the more than a Thousand songs listened to for review that week. GAC added the Video to their Sunday Mornings Positively Country Show, then soon after started showing the video through the week. Country Music’s All Country Video Channel added it to their Sunday Morning block of videos as well as Heartland TV started airing the video. Soon after Tony was invited to Host the Country Classics Video Show that goes out to 200 Networks all over The USA and The UK as well as Australia, New Zealand and The Caymans. Tony Hosted Two Episodes of The Country Classics video show. The first show aired the entire month of April, The second Episode had Tony Hosting the Video Show the entire month of May. Upon seeing that Tony was Hosting the Show on The Heartland Network Vince Gill as well as Shania Twain Twitter friended Tony when they saw that he was hosting and showing their videos. The song and video of Daily Bread was played on the syndicated Sundays Kind Of Country Show that goes out to 41 Country Stations and Six TV Stations across the Country with most of the TV Stations in Texas to overwhelming requests to play the song from all over the Country after Tony did a live Interview with Show Host Robby Lynn and played 3 songs off of the new project. The song Daily Bread is currently number 21 for the month of December on The Christian Voice Chart and climbing. Tony started getting overwhelming positive response immediately after the Video debuted and Country and Christian Radio Stations alike started playing the song. Comments started coming in mostly Love it, Love it, Love it. Love this guy’s voice, love the song as well as the production. Wanna buy the CD as soon as it comes out. Finally something real. This song speaks to my Soul. Wow! This guy is amazing! Check him out. You could bring back real country music were just some of the comments with the one most being said, Love it! Not one negative response which Tony says he’s never seen before on Facebook or You Tube. I knew I wanted to make a great album that was Positive and could help make a difference in this Crazy World we are living in and hopefully win a Grammy, A Dove Award and possibly even Male Vocalist, Songwriter and Song Of The Year Awards at The ACM’s and The CMA’s Tony says. I put songs ranging from Contemporary to Traditional Country to Outlaw Gospel and even a Huge Pop sounding song as well. Tony says he just wanted to make the best Album of Positive songs to help Heal a hurting world. Lots of folks started calling me after Chris Stapleton started winning all the Awards and selling all those records and they would tell Tony, that could be you up there. That’s what you do they would tell him. He would reply, thank you, maybe someday soon it will happen. I believe it could happen. Tony is a firm believer a song can change the world.