NEW MUSIC IS HERE | the meaning behind the songs

NEW MUSIC IS HERE. I am so excited to have finally released volume 1 of my newest project, The Acoustic Soul Recordings. These songs are a part of my heart, and we wanted to capture them in the most authentic, honest way.  Though much different from my debut EP Mississippi, I think this release captures a [...]

playing my first songwriters round!

I’ve played a lot of shows to empty rooms. I’ve played a lot of shows to people who aren’t listening. So to sit in the center of a room with a group of songwriters, surrounded by an audience that showed up to hear our original songs, is an incredibly rewarding feeling.  Last weekend, I had the [...]

NEW SONG | “Go Out With You” Original by Kate Stedelbauer

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y3SQXWEMYk   Happy Friday friends! Here's a little background on the song in my newest YouTube video. I hope y'all enjoy! Subscribe to my channel so you can keep up with every new video that I post. I wrote this song as a reflection on experiences I have had, my friends have had, and I [...]

Music Monday: why I’m LOVING Ashley McBryde’s New Record

The first Ashley McBryde song I ever heard was "Girl Goin' Nowhere", and I was instantly taken by her soulful voice, eloquent songwriting, and inspirational message. That's why I was ecstatic to hear that she would be releasing a full album under the same name. Girl Going Nowhere dropped on March 31st, and my expectations [...]

Life Update: playing radio shows & my current favorite songs!

I'm learning more each day that dreams are manifested one step at a time. Behind every little victory is a battlefield I had to fight through. For me, that often looks like my half-highlighted to-do lists scribbled in my planner, handfuls of partially written songs, and a constant effort to feel motivated and inspired, even on [...]

NEW SONG: “Boy Named Sunday” | Original by Kate Stedelbauer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuGCDiiQBHI Here's a new song for y'all! We finally got the editing done on this video, and I'm so excited to share it. I love songwriting because I love to tell stories, and this is probably one of the most "story" songs I've written so far. Somehow, the idea for a song about a boy named [...]

playing my first band show!

This past Saturday night at Hilton Tavern was one of the best nights of my life. There's no better feeling than playing my songs live with a band to a bar full of people - and when the response is positive and the crowd actually listens, well, that's the best feeling of all. Thank you [...]

Music Monday: Kacey Musgraves’ GOLDEN HOUR

 It has been a HOT MINUTE since I published a Music Monday. But here I am! One of my favorite artists and most prominent songwriting influences, Kacey Musgraves, released her third album last week, and of course I had to write about it. I've been waiting for Golden Hour for what feels like forever! Right [...]

NEW SONG: “‘Til The Day Time Ends” | Original by Kate Stedelbauer

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1hmTKpoSmQ   Hi y'all! My new YouTube video is live! I'm sorry I haven't been as active on AbundantlyKate recently. My music is my top priority, and I've been quite busy lately, which is a good thing! Anyway, I hope y'all enjoy this new song. I wrote "'Til The Day Time Ends" as a fun, [...]

NEW SONG | “But When I Do” Original by Kate Stedelbauer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2WRLHmZJPY&t=3s This is one of my favorite songs I've ever written. The concept was inspired by the fact that, quite frankly, I don't write about love often. It's sprinkled here and there throughout my catalogue of original music, but overall, love and relationships have never been a driving topic for me when sitting down to [...]