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 [...]

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 [...]

Music Monday: Brandi Carlile’s New Record is Stunning

I can't remember the last time I felt this excited to write about an album. Therefore, I will jump right in. Grammy-nominated Americana artist Brandi Carlile is incredible, and her newest record, By The Way, I Forgive You, will leave you shaken yet inspired. I don't even know if I can express in words how much [...]

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 [...]

January 2018 ABSQ: Ashley McBryde, glitter eyeshadow, & spreading love

The first ABSQ of 2018 is here! January felt like it lasted forever (in a good way), and now we're already a couple of days into the second month of the year. All of the Valentine's Day stuff is out in the Target dollar section, and every time I walk in, I have to resist my [...]

Creation Through Frustration | when the art isn’t coming

If you're an artist, you know this inevitable feeling. You want to create, but sometimes, the art just isn't coming. You've got nothing. Zilch. Nada. Well, have I got a revelation for you. Maybe I'm the only artist that missed this important piece of info, maybe all of y'all will be like, "yeah Kate, we know", but [...]

Music Monday: 3 Female Songwriters Who Inspire Me

I know it's been a little while, but I'm happy to finally be publishing a new Music Monday here on the blog! I want to make sure that all of my posts are my most authentic work. I never want to post something simply to produce content or "fill space", so I'm allowing myself to [...]

Resolutions 2018

This is the first time in years that I've made real resolutions. I feel like I always lackadaisically think of a goal or two in my head each January, but I never take them super seriously or hold myself to them. Now, however, I feel that my diligence and work ethic have grown so much [...]

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 [...]