A Spotlight Interview with Chandler Stephens


Chander Stephens teamed up with Kaleb Austin for a true southern banger with a contemporary country feel and a in duet style which really helped this song create and anthemic atmosphere and it's got a heavy-handed sway and a perfectly tasteful set of guitar sections that push this track just over the edge.


"Speed Limit" is impactful, and those vocals together make for one hell of a chorus. The two of them complement each other all too well as the textures of their voices melt together and, along with the guitars, and tonality of this song, you get washed away with it all quite easily.


This was beautifully performed, and the song was woven and arranged with a wonderful intricacy but also, with so much soul that it's hard to look away. This song grabs your attention from across the room, mid conversation. Stopped right in your tracks to find out who it is you're listening to.


"Speed Limit" is a radio single without question and its right up there with any other heavy hitters you hear on mainstream playlists and radio right now.


This is powerful and the performance from all parts is pure heart.


You can literally hear the love everyone on this song has for their craft. A beautiful show of musicianship and passion on all parts.


With the release of such a great song, we wanted to have a chat with Chandler Stephens about how this all came about.


Here's what happened.


RAG: Okay so let's start with "Speed Limit". This single has a real deal radio country feel to it! Where did this song come from?

I was in a writing room with Kane Brown and Anthony Smith and we were just talking and this idea speed limit came out of our conversation. We weren’t quite sure which direction it was going to take and Anthony was like- what if it’s about a relationship that you really want to work so you don’t want to move too fast. Kane and I both loved that idea because we’d never heard that referred to before in a song or really anywhere— back it down to the speed limit. So it was a really cool thing that just kind of came from conversation in the writing room. RAG: So how did this all begin for you? When did you fall in love with music really?


I’ve always loved music from an early age. I started singing in church when I was 3 but I feel like when I really truly fell in love with it was when I was probably 7. It became more than just music for me. It became a passion. RAG: Who is in your headphones right now?


Right now I'm listening to the new Miranda Lambert Album, Luke Combs, Jordan Davis and the new Carrie Underwood Album RAG: What inspires you to write a song?


I get inspiration from a lot of different places. Mostly my personal experience or peoples experiences around me, but I also get it from book and movies and people watching. RAG: I'm hearing some great styles on this song. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?


George Strait definitely, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, The Chicks and Miranda Lambert. RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?


When I’m not working on music I spend time with my husband and daughter. We like to do a lot of outdoor activities like hiking and finding new waterfalls, fishing- really anything outdoors. RAG: Who are you listening to right now?


My 2 favorite songs right now are Actin’ Up by Miranda Lambert and What My World Spins Around by Jordan Davis. RAG: Would you say live performances are a big part of what you do?


Yes definitely, I love performing live! To me, it’s where the true connection happens. RAG: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?


More music for sure and hopefully a mini tour soon. RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of your music?


Thank you so much for listening, for sharing, for everything you do! I could not do any of this without y’all so I just want to say thank you so much for all your love and support!

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