Born and raised in Moulton, AL on a cotton farm Steve learned early what hard work is all about. Today Steve’s work ethnics remain the same. Steve know first hand how hard work will pay off after time.
Steve moved to Nashville in 1992. He signed a song-writing deal with RCA/BMG Publishing Co. Right off
the bat he found himself writing with some of the best hit writers in Nashville such as Dean Dillon, Hank
Cochran, Harland Sanders, Johnny McCray, Mack Victory, Red Lane, Vern Gosdin, Max D Barnes and
Wild Bill Emerson just to name a few.
After hearing Steve’s voice on demos, RCA/BMG made the decision to produce an album on Steve.
Steve gained his experience for demos doing songs such as Pine Box for Doug Stone, Jesus and Mama by
Confederate Railroad, and Nickels, Dimes & Love for Randy Travis and Waylon Jennings. Steve’s album
was named “High Friends in Low Places” not to be confused as Garth Brook’s, Friends in Low Places.
Steve believes his cut was better!
Steve began his hard work again writing songs cut by various artist and publishing companies in
Nashville. After a few years things started looking up for Steve. Artist Dean Dillon and Steve co-wrote
the song “Everybody Knows”. Then he moved on to be nominated for a Grammy Award for co-writing
“Too Close to be this Far Apart” with singer/songwriter Dawn Sears. The song was placed on The Time
Jumpers album with artist Vince Gill.
Currently, Steve is still writing and has cuts recorded by artists such as Lori Morgan, The Bellamy
Brothers, Moe Bandy, Rhonda Vincent, TG Shepherd and Texas artist Jake Hooker. Steve also stays busy
producing numerous videos for new and upcoming artists. Steve spends his time at his own studio, 30 South just 30 miles south of Nashville. At 30 South Steve is producing new artist including his own music. Steve’s new album is to be released in 2020. So, keep your eyes and ears open for what else Steve Oliver has to offer.