Stephanie Rice uses her music to share her powerful story of resilience through emotional, compelling performances. After coming out to her parents ten years ago, Rice found herself estranged, completely alone and unwanted. She bounced back, moved to Houston from her hometown of Texarkana, graduated with a degree in Biology at the University of Houston, and entered the professional medical field where she conducted groundbreaking research involving HIV.
Throughout Stephanie’s time as a scientist, she continued aspiring to share through songs her observation of life, love and pain. In 2016, she decided to commit to music full time, completing her debut album, Dear Misery with a band she formed and fronts, Colonial Blue. The album received regional praise, including being named one of the top 12 best albums by the Houston Chronicle.
After making it to the top 11 finalists of The Voice, Stephanie left the show empowered with validation and support from fans around the world, including her coach and mentor, Alicia Keys, who called Rice “the purest artist on this show… you are a producer, you are a musician, you play multiple instruments, you are a writer, you are exactly what an artist is supposed to be.”