With his trademark bubbly voice and infectious delivery, the singer is a force to be reckoned with on the country radio charts and in the music industry.
He was recently voted number one in the country music industry for the sixth consecutive year.
But despite his popularity, Stevie has been battling the illness that has forced him to retire from his singing career.
“I just couldn’t be around with it anymore,” he said.
“It was like, I’m done.
I don’t want to do anything else.
And then it hit me.
I was like what are you doing with your life?
I’m like, oh, I guess I’m just not doing anything else.”
Stevie was diagnosed with CTE last year and has been unable to perform.
But he has made it clear he’s going to continue to perform in public and in his songs.
“You have to put the pieces together, but I’m still here and I still have that fire,” he told USA Today.
“So I’m going to keep doing it.”
Stevin will be performing in a benefit concert for ALS research on Saturday at The Capitol Theatre in Columbus, Ohio.
The event is set to feature a performance by the band Nickelback.
He said that in the past, he has spoken about the disease in hopes that the public can hear him speak on the topic.
“We know it’s a very hard disease, but the truth is we all have a piece of the puzzle,” he explained.
“We all have the ability to contribute.
We all can be a catalyst to help this cause.
And I hope people will hear me and hear the passion that I have.”
Stevo said he has always been passionate about music and the ALS Association is excited to be able to provide a show of support for the ALS research.
“Music is my lifeline, my outlet, my way of dealing with the challenges in my life,” he added.
“The ALS Association has been so supportive and has helped me get to this point.
I’ve had to overcome some incredible challenges that were hard on me but I still do.
And this show is an example of what I can achieve and what I hope to achieve in my career.”
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