Stew was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Middle Tennessee.
Stew started in radio in 1994 in Cookeville, TN. He was attending Tennessee Tech during the day and slaving in retail at night, he knew there had to be a better way to make money. He had been attending college for 5 years and figured he had put in his time, not realizing you actually had to graduate! That’s when Stew started working in promotions at WGSQ. He was a jack-of-all-trades, getting experience in the radio world. Stewart made his mark in the radio world, working for stations such as WGFQ, WHUB, WRKK, WSIX, WKDF and KMXN. Stew has also been honored with nominations from the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music.