Jeffrey Steele: He’s done it all, artist, songwriter, producer, publisher, mentor and more

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Jeffrey Steele is the renaissance man of Nashville. He’s been an artist, a hit songwriter, inducted into the NSAI Songwriter Hall of Fame, producer, music publisher, mentor and more.


Meet Jeffrey Steele

A five-time Grammy Nominee, Jeffrey Steele has been recognized by BMI for over 63 million airplay’s for hits he penned for a multitude of artists including Keith Urban, Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett, Montgomery Gentry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cher, .38 Special, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts and Van Zant, Joe Cocker, Little Feat ft. Bob Seger, Joe Bonamassa, Cascada and more.

 Among his many accolades over the past few years, Jeffrey Steele has been named to the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame as a Poet and Prophet, twice awarded BMI Songwriter of the Year and thrice the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Songwriter of the Year. CMA has twice awarded him the coveted “Triple Play Award” for three No. 1 songs in a year. His country and A/C mega-hits include a string of chart-toppers including: “Raise ‘Em Up”, “Knee Deep”, “Here,” “My Wish,” “The Cowboy In Me,” “These Days”, “My Town”, “Something to be Proud of”, “Everyday” and the groundbreaking “What Hurts The Most,” nominated for Best Country Song at the Grammy Awards.

 Additionally, he has won over 35 BMI Country and Pop Awards, was nominated for a Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice Award for Best Original Song “I Thought I Lost You” for the Disney/Pixar animated feature BOLT, performed by Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, been named one of Billboard Magazine’s top 5 writer’s 8 years in a row, as well as Music Row Magazine’s Songwriter of the Year Award. Steele’s latest album features performances with Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, John Rich, and others.

What Bart has to say

Jeffrey Steele was the first person that ever told me I could write a song and that he thought I would be really good.  Having him give me the confidence in something so important to me, meant so much. He’s my mentor and more importantly, he’s my friend.  

In this episode, you’ll hear

  • Bart & Jeffrey talk about writing their #1 song ‘Brand New Girlfriend’ recorded by Steve Holy

  • Jeffrey talks about the importance of being you.  Don’t try to be the next Waylon Jennings, because you’ll only be the second-best Waylon.  

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