Jean Stafford est née à Latrobe dans l'état de Tasmanie en Australie le 1er janvier 1950.
En reconnaissance pour son importante contribution à la musique country australienne, en 2008, Jean Stafford a été intronisé au The Country Music Roll of Renown.
sa plaque porte ceci "Jean is one of our outstanding stars. Coming to prominence during the 1970s and '80s, she learnt her craft singing at hotels, country halls and dances. Recording initially with Dusty Rankin in 1965, Jean released her debut solo album in 1974, the song What Kind Of A Girl Do You Think I Am? winning the first of her three Golden Guitars and setting Jean on the road to stardom. From Northern Tasmania to Tamworth and Nashville, it has been a triumphant journey for the silver voiced girl who made her first public appearance at the age of 12. With many awards, honours and accolades to show for her long and illustrious career, we salute Jean Stafford as one of Australian country music's finest and most enduring talents";