He was raised and mentored by members of Willie Nelson’s band (Jimmie Day and David Zettner).
Stetson began playing at 11 years old in a 5th grade talent show and performed “Folsom Prison Blues”. He studied bluegrass music playing the mandolin and acoustic guitar and started composing songs at the early age of 14. Stetson opened for Tracy Byrd when he was 15 and Mark Chestnut when he was 16 at the Austin Music Hall and thats when Stetson started playing professionally lead guitar for Country, Rock, & Blues music. Major influences are Glenn Campbell, Merle Haggard, Vern Gosdin, Steve Wariner, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
With a musical background that is rooted generations deep and a name like Stetson Walker, country music’s newest troubadour is hitting the country radio airwaves. His rich, baritone voice is reminiscent of Keith Whitley, Randy Travis or Alan Jackson. Whether on stage or on the record, Stetson’s genuine vocals contribute to an act you won’t want to miss. Stetson Walker is the best thing to happen to country music in years.