May of 2022 saw Steve release his first duet, Drinking Buddies, with Calgary based Jeff Catto. The project is the first of many, marking the comeback of live music. Steve, also takes on the role co-executive producer for newcomer Cruz Vallis as he gets ready to release his debut single.
Steve’s last radio single, Simple Things, took things to the next level. Written by the award winning Brothers Osborne and Grammy nominated Deric Ruttan, Steve marketed a beer by the same name, craft brewed by RavenWolf Brewing Company. Launched on July 3rd, 2021, both the song and the beer did very well. Before Simple Things, another beverage tune, Cold Beer Communion performed well, reaching #22 on the Tasmania and OZCMR Charts in Australia. The accompanying video has now garnered over 15 thousand views across all platforms and won International Video of the Year at the 2021 ISSA Awards in Atlanta, Georgia. The win is Steve’s third at the Indie dominated awards.
Following the release of One Good Radio and Take A Ride With Me in 2020, Steve received two nominations at the 10th Annual Country Music Alberta Awards, for Rising Star and Horizon Male Artist. He also opened for Gord Bamford in October of 2020, on what was a cool October evening.
The release of Steve’s second EP was delayed due to the Covid-19 crisis. That EP will now be available at the end of February after an online, virtual release show. The EP includes the title track, Try Somethin’ Different, as well as the previously released Red Wine, I Ain’t Lookin’ For A Fight, and One Good Radio. Additionally, the disc includes the unreleased Lost On 22 and an acoustic version of Built From Ruin, both written by Steve.
After having opened for Brett Kissel, Emerson Drive, and Terri Clark, to name a few, Steve picked up his first ISSA Award in 2019 for Songwriter of the Year and his second in 2020 for Entertainer of the Year.
Debuting his first song to radio Tried, Tested and True in March of 2016, Steve followed with the title track of his first EP, Enjoy The Ride.
Steve is a proud born and raised Alberta, now based in Stony Plain. Though Covid has taken a toll on the music industry, like other artists, Steve has found time to write and complete projects around the house. Online shows are the norm now and Steve has done his share. He has taken over the Facebook pages of Country Music Alberta and Texas based radio station, Big Star 97. He also participated in a collaborative online event, Crossing Borders, with Virginia based country artist, Shawn Stone.
2022 - Opens for Jade Eagleson, UofA Bar None 75
2022 - Release of first duo single, Drinking Buddies with Jeff Catto
2021 - Appeared in The Road Hammers video, Hillbilly Disco
2021 - Release of ninth radio single, Simple Things
2021 - Launch of Simple Things Lager with RavenWolf Brewery
2021 - Online debut of second EP, Try Somethin' Different
2020 - Debut of Cold Beer Communion video (first non performance video)
2020 - Opens for Gord Bamford
2020 - Country Without Borders, Facebook with US based Shawn Stone
2020 - Takes over Big Star 97 (Ft. Worth, TX) Facebook Page
2019 - Plays in Sean Hogan's Canadian Country Christmas
2019 - Opens for Terri Clark
2019 - Opens for Jake Mathews
2019 - Tapes The Moment (TV Show)
2019 - Try Somethin' Different peaks at #78 on Mediabase
2019 - Plays Rogers Hometown Hockey Stage
2018 - Opens for Petric
2018 - Plays 93.1 The One 5th Birthday Bash
2018 - I Ain't Looking For A Fight peaks at #101 on Mediabase
2017 - Opens for Emerson Drive
2017 - Attends Josie Music Awards, Nashville
2017 - Plays ATB Tour of Alberta
2017 - Plays 88.1 The One 2nd Birthday Bash
2017 - Opens for Jaydee Bixby
2016 - Opens for Tim Hus
2916 - Release of debut EP, Enjoy The Ride
2016 - Opens for Brett Kissel
2016 - Release of debut single, Tried, Tested and True
2022 - Nominated for Male Vocalist, Who's Hoo Country Music Awards
2021 - Winner Video of the Year, Cold Beer Communion, ISSA Awards
2021 - Nominated for 3 ISSA Awards (Single, Male Vocalist, Video)
2021 - Nominated for 2 ACMA Awards (Rising Star, Horizon Male Vocalist)
2020 - Winner International Entertainer of the Year, ISSA Awards
2020 - Nominated for 5 ISSA Awards (Emerging Artist, Rising Star, SIngle, Male Vocalist, Entertainer)
2019 - Winner Songwriter of the Year, I Ain't Lookin' For A Fight, ISSA Awards
2019 - Nominated for 4 ISSA Awards (Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Songwriter, Video)
2018 - Nominated for 3 Josie Music Awards, (Country Song, Country Male Vocalist, Male Artist)
2017 - Nominated for 6 Josie Music Awards (Vocal Collaboration, Country Song, Country Album, Country Male Artist, Male Artist and Fans Choice)
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Performance Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlDp6-c9Ir8