Stephen Wilson Jr Shares Video For “Grief Is Only Love”

Following the release of his critically-acclaimed debut double album søn of dad via Big Loud Records, Indiana-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Stephen Wilson Jr. has shared a moving acoustic performance video for “Grief Is Only Love.” Released five years to the day of his father’s death, søn of dad is a 22-song tribute to Stephen Wilson Sr. that has garnered widespread critical acclaim. Wilson also just announced a hometown headline show at Nashville’s EXIT/IN on January 19, which has already sold out. See a full list of tour dates below and at

“If you’re lucky enough to have lived, you’re going to grieve something,” Wilson shares. “It is the most human thing we have and we grieve on a level that is unmatched.”

søn of dad channels all sides of Stephen Wilson Jr. – a scientist with a degree in microbiology and chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University, a boxer trained by his single father who himself was a two-time Indiana State Golden Gloves Champion, a songwriter, and, most importantly, a son. 

“Writing and making this album has been very therapeutic for me to learn who I am and what my existence looks like after my father. Because life has to go on,” Wilson says. “I’m living my own life, but it’s like his death book ended what life he should have had onto mine and I’m carrying it around like a train car.”

Tour Dates:

10/13: Sandy, UT – Sandy Amphitheater @

10/14: Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre @ 

11/3: Scottsdale, AZ – Dreamy Draw Music Festival

11/26: Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap #

11/27: Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap #

11/29: New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall #

11/30: New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall #

12/1: New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall #

12/2: Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair #

12/5: Rochester, NY – The Theater at Innovation Square #

12/6: Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse #

12/8: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s #

12/9: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s #

12/10: Richmond, VA – The National #

1/19: Nashville, TN – EXIT/IN

4/1: Midland: The Last Resort Cruise

@ – with Midland

# – with The Lone Bellow

Photo Courtesy: Acacia Evans