Hometown: Churchville, Iowa
Instruments: Saxophone, piano, guitar
Dream Duets: Willie Nelson
Joshua Stevens started playing saxophone at the age of seven and has always wanted to be a singer. During high school he was all-state in band and jazz. Joshua attended the University of Northern Iowa for music performance with jazz studies as a minor. He later dropped out to move to Los Angeles to play sax professionally.
Joshua played in independent projects in the studio and live around town. He joined a popular corporate band – "Stonebridge" - and traveled the West Coast for two years with their horn section, occasionally singing a song here and there. While in California, Joshua started writing songs and playing the guitar. He later moved to Nashville to learn the craft of songwriting. While in Nashville, Joshua met with some of the biggest songwriters in town and has recorded in great studios down Music Row.
Joshua sings demos for many writers in Nashville, plays guitar and sings background for various artist showcases, all while chasing the dream of being an artist himself. Joshua loves playing the piano and continues to write songs. He hopes that his time on Nashville Star might reconnect him with his birth mother and her side of the family, who he has not seen since he was 11.
FUN FACTS ON JOSHUA STEVENS
What celebrity do people say you look like?
When I was younger, they used to say "The Governator" Arnold Schwarzenegger (only in the face, unfortunately), and Matt Damon.
What's on your playlist?
Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban
The craziest or most daring thing I have ever done...
Scuba diving. And trying out for Nashville Star.
What three things couldn't you live without?
Wife Erin, son Blaine and son Drake.
What is your secret talent?
When did you start singing?
As far back as I can remember. When I was young I wanted to be Axl Rose.
What is the best adjective used to describe you?
What are your personal goals?
To be a good Christian, husband and dad. To make enough money so my wife can quit her job. To travel the world. And to win the World Series of Poker.
What's your favorite food?
Diet Coke with Splenda.
What is your favorite song to sing at Karaoke?
Michael Jackson's "Thriller."