Star Experience: Stephanie Keshe moved to Nashville after graduating from college with a degree in vocal performance, hoping to become a country music star. While working as a bartender, she befriended folks in the music industry, and landed her first job as an associate editor for a trade publication. “The lifestyle in the industry is so much better than being a starving artist,” Keshe said.
Now: Regional recording representative, traveling to radio stations around the country to ensure airplay for Curb Records’ artists. In her career, she’s worked with superstars like Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Rodney Atkins, Clay Walker, and helped build up new acts like Lee Brice and Ashley Gearing. “It’s the most amazing feeling when you’re at a concert, and you hear thousands of fans singing along to a song that got on the radio because of your hard work,” Keshe said. “I cry every time.”
Why She’s Glad She’s Not a Celeb: “Twitter. You can easily see the hateful things people will say about you. I can't imagine what that would do to your psyche to read negative, awful things about yourself on a daily basis.”