Biography: For Minnesota native and singer/songwriter Stephanie Layne, country music is as tangible as the dirt and mud of her family’s ranch on which she grew up. Her newly-released self-titled album’s first single “Hunker Down” exemplifies this in no uncertain terms. Produced by and co-written with country music trio The Farm’s Nick Hoffman, along with South Dakota native and longtime friend Craig Winquist, “Hunker Down” tells the unadulterated truth of the challenges farmers and ranchers face every season when nature’s wrath oftentimes leave them with nothing. “My songs focus on making something out of nothing and discovering God’s purpose for that something,” says Layne. The 7-song EP, recorded both at Nashville’s revered Blackbird Studios (owned by John and Martina McBride) and on Kenny Chesney’s tour, pierces listeners' hearts with lyrics that unearth truths about self-discovery, taking risks, persevering, and having faith in Jesus, while salting those lyrics with a blend of modern and traditional country instrumentation. Audiences can find the album Stephanie Layne at www.stephanielayne.com, CD Baby, iTunes, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum gift shop, and Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, America’s top record store according to Rolling Stone magazine.