Stephanie Bentley

Decades: 1990s


Stephanie Kay Bentley, 29 April 1963, Thomasville, Georgia, USA. Starting to sing as a very small child, Bentley was still only nine when a vocal trio of which she was a member won a local talent contest. This led to work a few years later with the Thomasville Music And Dance Troupe. With the outfit she sang and danced and took singing lessons from the leader Fred Allen. They appeared at many venues including the White House during fellow Georgian Jimmy Carter’s presidency. In 1984, after college and university, Bentley formed her own group, Special Delivery, which had a repertoire of golden oldies and Top 40 cover versions, but failed to make it big. She also sang jingles and recorded demos of new songs by local singers. After a while, she teamed up with her sister, Camille Bentley, who had been a member of that original trio, and went to Nashville where the sisters secured a recording contract that went sour. At the end of the decade Bentley decided to make...

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