Last time we checked in on Tate Stevens he was frolicking around in a rain of glitter and confetti, basking in the glory of Mario Lopez's dimples, and trying to avoid Khloe Kardashian's weird hugs. That's right, Tate had just won The X Factor USA and it was a glorious moment for all fans of country music. As well as all fans of plaid t-shirts, moonshine, and cowboy hats, but that goes without saying.
So, what's Tate up to nowadays? After releasing his single "Holler If You're With Me" (note to Tate: we're with you) in February 2013, Tate released his debut self-titled album in April and briefly enjoyed the life of a pop star. His album peaked at number 49 on the country charts, but sadly he was dropped from Sony Nashville (under the RCA Nashville umbrella) shortly after.
But guys! Fear not! When he isn't busy wearing Ed Hardy t-shirts, building bonfires, and chilling out with his loving family in Raymore, Missouri, Tate can still be found crooning around the good ole US of A. He plays regular gigs, recently made an appearance at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and is busily working on new music for his fleet of faithful fans (aka Tater Tots).
Oh, and when it comes to Tate's personal life, he's still happily married to his high school sweetheart, Ashlie. In short? Dude is living the fab life. Keep up the good work, Tate!