The multi-talented Stephen Martines is a gifted singer, songwriter and actor. Music was often his refuge while growing up in St.
Louis, Missouri: from early-on, Stephen was exposed to a variety of genres – from grinding blues standards belted out by his grandmother in her kitchen to Elvis recordings on the family record player to the soul-wringing ballads of Garth Brooks. When not playing or listening to music, Stephen excelled as a soccer player – a sport he plays to this day. Following a successful stint as a nationally-recognized model, he moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and began a career in television – becoming a regular on shows like General Hospital and The Guiding Light – eventually branching out into prime-time television with roles on The Closer, Vampire Diaries and Burn Notice, among others. Along the way, his passion for country music called him to Nashville, where he harnessed his creativity and became a songwriter in the Warner-Chappell stable. This contact gave him the opportunity to write and hone his craft with mega-talents like Jon Nite, Ross Copperman, Brett Young, and Brandon Ray.