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Anon request: Pictures of Stevie as a child/teenager | Part 01 | Part 02 | Part 03

 “Stevie just came from not being able to pronounce “Stephanie.” And it kind of came out as “teedee.” My mother calls me TD Bird, she calls me TD Bird… it’s really sickening, isn’t it? But TD went to Stevie. And I was too little to remember why that happened, but they told me that’s what I used to, that’s how I used to say “Stephanie.” And so, it just kinda worked itself into Stevie. And I was never called Stephanie. And my Dad named me Stephanie to call me Stephanie, because he loved that name, so somehow whatever fate just twisted it away and I became Stevie…”

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Anon request: Pictures of Stevie as a child/teenager | Part 01 | Part 02 | Part 03

 "See, my granddad was a country and western singer, and a pool player. He really supported himself playing pool, but he looked at himself as a a serious singer. I started singing with him when I was about four. The first song we sang was ’Are You Mine?,’ by Red Sovine.”