Georgia-born singer Stephanie Bentley received her initial taste of musical success at age 9, when she, her sister Camille, and a pal took best honors in an area talent contest. The youthful vocal trio’s achievement gained Bentley a slot machine within a music and play troupe, where she continued to be for several years, performing everything from present tunes to contemporary dance-pop and also performing on the Light Home for then-President Jimmy Carter. In 1984, she produced her own music group, Particular Delivery, which customized in Best 40 music and oldies. Following a stint in Georgia performing demos and marketing jingles, Bentley reunited with sister Camille and, because the Bentley Sisters, agreed upon a Nashville creation offer which didn’t skillet out. Discouraged, she ultimately relocated to Nashville on the long lasting basis and came back to documenting demos; one, for the song known as “Tremble the Sugars Tree,” was later on used like a support vocal once the tune was recut by Pam Tillis. Another developmental offer followed, but once again proved fruitless. Another contract, however, led to popular 1995 duet with Ty Herndon, “Heart Fifty percent Clear.” Bentley’s single debut, Hopechest, adopted in 1996.