NEW SONG | “All Those Pretty Roses” ~ Original by Kate Stedelbauer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNs-F4YnDBo Friends! Your girl is finally back on the YouTube game. Please take a minute to listen to my new song! I wrote it after becoming inspired by the often-repeated phrase, "stop and smell the roses", while contemplating how quickly time seems to pass and how lucky we are to be alive experiencing life on [...]

NEW COVER | “That’s The Way The World Goes Round” (John Prine)

Happy Monday friends! In place of Music Monday this week, I wanted to share this video with y'all. I did a few songs at a local open mic last week with some great musician friends, and the host was nice enough to capture and share this song. If you read my blog frequently, you might [...]

Life Update: booking gigs, getting sick, & prepping for Christmas!

I can't remember the last time I was sick - that's how infrequently it happens. But here I am, sitting in my bed at noon on a Wednesday, when I would normally be at work, trying to make this day at least semi-productive, despite my achy muscle and swollen throat. Even though I'm not feeling [...]

Music Monday: Ashley McBryde, a fierce woman of country

If there is one thing I'm a fan of, it's strong, talented, and sincere women in country music. Ashley McBryde is one of those women.  A friend first introduced me to her a couple of weeks ago, and I was instantly taken by the grit in her voice and songwriting alike. A sense of unquestionable [...]

check out my Spotify playlists + new mini cover!

If there's one thing I love most about this new age of digital music, it's making playlists.  The possibilities are simply endless. There are playlists centered around specific genres, certain time periods of music, moods and feelings, subject matter, etc. - literally any category you can imagine, you can probably find a playlist for somewhere [...]

Music Monday: seeing John Prine LIVE!

This past Saturday night, I got to see one of my favorite artists live in concert, and left feeling incredibly inspired. Industry-renowned, Grammy-winning country and folk singer/songwriter John Prine stood on that stage, at seventy-two years old, and gave a performance that was even better than I could have imagined. The show took place in one [...]

NEW Original Song: “Off The Record”

Hey y'all, here's a new original song for ya!  Though all of my songs are personal, this one feels especially vulnerable because I wrote it as a reflection on the phrase "off the record", representing all of the things that we don't want others to know about us. I think at some point in everyone's [...]

Let’s Get To Know Each Other: who is AbundantlyKate?

It occurred to me a couple of weeks ago that though I am very honest with my feelings and opinions here on AbundantlyKate, I've never really written a post introducing myself to y'all. I've gained some new blog followers over the last couple of months, which is totally awesome, so I decided it was about [...]

Music Monday: Margo Price’s NEW ALBUM

Happy Monday y'all! After taking a week off, I'm back on the Music Monday grind to talk about one of my favorite artists' new album! This last Friday, October 20th, country singer/songwriter Margo Price released her sophomore record, All American Made. I was ecstatic when she dropped the release date for this album; I'm such [...]

NEW Original Song: “Take Me Down”

Hi friends - happy Tuesday!  I'm popping on to the blog today share my new YouTube video with y'all real quick. My goal is to upload a live acoustic performance of my original songs every other week. This week is "Take Me Down", a southern gospel-inspired song about my perspective on faith, forgiveness, and everything [...]