After years of touring and banging on record company doors, "X Factor" winner Tate Stevens is finally realizing his dreams with the April 23 release of his self-titled debut on Syco Music/RCA Nashville.

"I wanted to make sure that on this album I was being true to me," says Stevens, the season-two winner of Fox's popular competition. "Traditional country is what I grew up listening to. It's what I love. We have a lot of elements of traditional on here with some edge to it. It's just me."

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