Steve Azar

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I Don't Have To Be Me ('Til Monday) 03:17 Tools
Sunshine 03:55 Tools
Moo La Moo 02:54 Tools
Waitin' On Joe 04:11 Tools
I'll Find Me 00:00 Tools
Doin' It Right 02:45 Tools
The Underdog 00:00 Tools
All I Need 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have To Be Me ('Til Monday) - Single Version 00:00 Tools
One Good Reason Why 00:00 Tools
You Don't Know How It Feels 00:00 Tools
Damn The Money 00:00 Tools
River's On The Rise 00:00 Tools
Let Go Of The Rope 00:00 Tools
Sinkin' Or Swimmin' (With You) 03:27 Tools
Lay Your Heart Next To Mine 00:00 Tools
My Heart Wants To Run 00:00 Tools
Apart At The Seams 00:00 Tools
Startin' Today 03:14 Tools
Goin' To Beat The Devil (To See My Angel Tonight) 00:00 Tools
Back To Memphis 00:00 Tools
Beautiful Regret 00:00 Tools
Hard Road 03:44 Tools
How Long Is This Time Gonna Be 00:00 Tools
Sweet Delta Chains 00:00 Tools
You Don't Know A Thing 03:48 Tools
Sunshine (Radio Edit) 00:00 Tools
You're My Life 00:00 Tools
I Dont Have To Be Me Till Monday 00:00 Tools
Doin' It Right (Delta Mix) 00:00 Tools
Flatlands 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have To Be Me 00:00 Tools
Soldier Song 00:00 Tools
Highway 61 03:36 Tools
Indianola 00:00 Tools
I Won't Let You Lead Me Down 00:00 Tools
I Never Stopped Lovin' You 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have To Be Me (til Monday) 00:00 Tools
Empty Spaces 00:00 Tools
Crowded 00:00 Tools
Still Tryin' To Find My Way Around 00:00 Tools
The Coach 00:00 Tools
The River's Workin' 00:00 Tools
What's Wrong With Right Now 00:00 Tools
Mississippi Minute 03:12 Tools
Fly 00:00 Tools
Someday 00:00 Tools
Take Your Time (Ryan's Song) 00:00 Tools
I Go Crazy 00:00 Tools
Highway 61 (Delta Mix) 00:00 Tools
Nights Like This 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have To Be Me Till Monday 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have to Be Me 'Til Monday 00:00 Tools
Thunderbird 00:00 Tools
Flatlands (Delta Mix) 00:00 Tools
Bluestune 04:12 Tools
Love Had No Right 00:00 Tools
Dreams of a Dancer 00:00 Tools
Prelude (Home) 00:00 Tools
Hard Road (Radio Mix) 00:00 Tools
You Don't Even Have to Try 00:00 Tools
The Sky is Falling (Patti Jo's Prayer) [Feat. Sophie Young] 00:00 Tools
Heartbreak Town 00:00 Tools
Catfish Christmas 00:00 Tools
Come on Back to Memphis 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have to Be Me Til Monday 03:16 Tools
As Long as Harley Gets to Play 00:00 Tools
Goin' To Beat The Devil (Delta Mix) 00:00 Tools
Sunshine (Everybody Needs A Little) 00:00 Tools
Sunshine (Single Version) 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have To Be Me ('Til Monday) (Single Version) 00:00 Tools
Mississippi Minute (Delta Mix) 00:00 Tools
What Are We Waitin' For 00:00 Tools
American Farmer 00:00 Tools
Gonna Be Good Lovin' U (Delta Mix) 00:00 Tools
You Don t Know A Thing 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have To Be Me (Till Monday) 00:00 Tools
The River s Workin 00:00 Tools
You re My Life 00:00 Tools
Indianola (Delta Mix) 00:00 Tools
Bluestone 00:00 Tools
The River's Workin' (Delta Mix) 00:00 Tools
One Mississippi 00:00 Tools
Bluestune (Delta Mix) 00:00 Tools
What Are We Waiting For 00:00 Tools
I Never Stopped Lovin' You 00:00 Tools
Going To Beat The Devil (To See My Baby Tonight) 00:00 Tools
You're My Sunshine 00:00 Tools
Take Your Time (Ryans Song) 00:00 Tools
Fly (Version 2) 00:00 Tools
My Hearts Wants to Run 00:00 Tools
Prelude 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have to Be Me ('til Mo 00:00 Tools
Caught Between the Rock & Roll 00:00 Tools
Goin' To Beat The Devil 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have to Be Me ('til Monday)I Don't Have to Be Me ('til Monday) 00:00 Tools
Bluestune feat. Jason Young 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have To Be Me 'Till Monday 00:00 Tools
Don't Have To Be Me Till Monday 00:00 Tools
Prelude - Home 00:00 Tools
Doin' It Right (OST Толстяк на ринге/Here Comes the Boom 2012) 00:00 Tools
Gonna Be Good Luvin U 00:00 Tools
Gonna Be Good Lovin' U 00:00 Tools
i dont have to be me (till monday) 00:00 Tools
I Dont Have To Be Me 00:00 Tools
Moo La Moo 00:00 Tools
I Dont Have To Be Me ('Til Monday) 00:00 Tools
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I Don't Have To Be Me (Til' Monday) 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have To Be Me ('Til Monday) [Single Version] 00:00 Tools
Caught Between the Rock & the Roll 00:00 Tools
Indianola_track_15 00:00 Tools
You Dont Know A Thing 00:00 Tools
Doin It Right 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have To Be Me ('Till Monday) 00:00 Tools
Doin' It Right [Delta Mix] [Version] 00:00 Tools
What If She's An Angel 00:00 Tools
Steve Azar - I Don't Have To Be Me ('Til Monday) 00:00 Tools
I Don\'t Have To Be Me (\'Til Monday) 00:00 Tools
I Dont Have To Be Me (Til Monday) 00:00 Tools
The Sky Is Falling (Patti Jo's Prayer) f.; Sophie Young 00:00 Tools
Sunshine - Official Video 00:00 Tools
Too Much Month At The End Of The Money 00:00 Tools
In a Mississippi Minute 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have To Be Me Till Mon 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have To Be Me Til' Monday 00:00 Tools
Me till Monday 00:00 Tools
Waitin On Joe 00:00 Tools
i dont have to be me til monday 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have to be Me Until Monday 00:00 Tools
I Don't Have to be Me 'Till Mo 00:00 Tools
Bluestune [Delta Mix] [Version] 00:00 Tools
Sunshine (Full Version) 04:46 Tools
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Steve Azar was born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi at the entrance to the Mississippi Delta. His mother was raised above the family grocery store located on Highway 61 in Clarksdale, MS near the infamous “Crossroads”. “The Crossroads” is the intersection of Route 61 and Route 49, or the 61/49 split as they call it there, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, made famous in the Robert Johnson song, “Cross Road Blues”. This is where Delta Blues legend Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for mastery of the blues, or so the story goes. Mom’s younger brother grew up to be the mayor of Clarksdale, MS. Two of Steve’s cousin’s, Abe and Pat Davis, own and operate the famous Abe’s barbeque. Located right at the 61/49 split, Abe’s is also where you see the famous “Crossroad’s” sign with the huge guitars. Rock and Blues legends from all over the world make the pilgrimage to Clarksdale to stand at the Crossroads, and many stop in for a bite at Abe’s while they are there. Abe’s is famous, and delicious. Steve’s dad owned the first legal liquor store in the state. Behind that liquor store is where Steve first learned about the blues music of the Delta. “I was hooked on Eugene Powell (Sonny Boy Nelson) who made Blues records back in the 1930’s,” says Steve. “I would hang out behind my dad’s liquor store, sit on a crate and listen to Eugene sing about his day and about his night before. Those were some of my first lyric writing lessons, even though I didn’t know it at the time.” “It was all around us down there, and I was hooked on what it was they were talking about. Little Milton, Sam Chatmon and Roosevelt (Booba) Barnes all lived, or hung out there. B.B. King was from Itta Bena and Albert King was raised in Indianola, both towns are out on Highway 82 from Greenville. When my early band started growing and we were up to three trucks to carry all the band and gear, Little Milton would say , You really gonna’ do this Little Azar! (that’s what he called me) It wasn’t a question, he was telling me, and he saw me actually doing it. He told me, If you’re gonna’ do this, you gotta’ make it your whole life, you gotta’ work hard everyday at it!” “I work hard at it everyday… I love the work I get to do!” “Where I grew up in the Delta, there was always something new that came into my life and inspired me to write music. Whether its pain, hope, joy, laughter or sadness, there are always emotions that you experience, we all do. I’ve written about those emotions since I was about 11 years old.” While attending and then graduating from Delta State University, Azar was also busy touring with his band. Steve had become a regional headliner playing the biggest clubs in the Delta, was a regular on the college campus circuit, and played nearly every Blues Festival. It was a sweltering September afternoon during the Delta Blues Festival at Freedom Village in his hometown of Greenville; MS. Steve was humbled to share the stage with Delta Blues music legend, James “Son” Thomas, in a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn. Upon finishing the set, Steve walked off the stage, where blues legend Mr. Albert King said to him, “Hey kid, you got it! …. Where ya’ goin’ with it?” Azar said, “Nashville Mr. King.” With a smile, and a bit of sarcasm, Albert exclaimed, “Ahhhhh, the Devil goes to Nashville!” Azar did move to Nashville and within days had multiple song publishing contract offers. During the time that followed, Steve began working on his own songs, writing with the “who’s who” of Nashville great songwriters, and developing his unique way of storytelling that led to some classic songs in the following years. It took a bit longer to achieve what Steve considers his first “real” recording deal, eventually signing as a performer to major label, Mercury Nashville. His 2002 full-length release, “Waitin’ on Joe” really put Steve on the country music map. “I Don’t Have To Be Me til’ Monday” was the first single from that record and reached #2 nationally on the country radio charts. “I Don’t Have To Be Me til’ Monday” is still a power recurrent at radio today and is one of the Top 5 most played songs of the last decade at country radio. BMI has honored Steve with their “Million-Air” award and “Monday” has received almost 3 million spins on the radio since release. His next single was the title track from the record, “Waitin’ on Joe”. “Waitin’ on Joe”, the song, became a Top 10 radio hit and reached #1 on the CMT video charts. “Waitin’ on Joe” reached into Steve’s Mississippi roots for the story of life on the river, and featured his Mississippi friend, Academy Award Winning Actor, Morgan Freeman, to help tell that story of life in Mississippi. There were several years of working radio and touring that followed the release of “Waitin On Joe”. The single “Monday” lasted almost a year on the charts alone. The next few years brought a down time for Steve Azar, due largely to throat surgery which sidelined him from recording and playing live. This hiatus gave Azar time to write songs and do some real soul searching about his career direction. After a long recovery and new-found sense of direction, Steve arrived back with his first release, Indianola (2006). Named after a town just down the road from Steve’s hometown in Mississippi, and the birthplace of the great, Albert King, Indianola was the debut release from his own independent music label, Dang Records. “You Don’t Know a Thing” and “You’re My Life” both enjoyed success at country radio. The video for “You Don’t Know a Thing” featured golfer, John Daly, and was an instant favorite at the country music video channels. “You’re my Life”, is still a strong seller and fan favorite to this day. “Indianola” also received strong critical reviews and landed the album at #1 on the XM Radio “Country Outlaw” channel, bumping Willie Nelson out of the #1 spot, and then giving up the #1 spot to John Mellencamp the next week. In 2007 Azar was personally chosen by Bob Seger to open his U.S. tour which was ranked by Pollstar Magazine the #1 tour in America that year. Steve received many standing ovations from enthusiastic crowds, including one at Madison Square Garden. Reviews of Steve’s show were great, like the Columbus Dispatch reviewer who wrote, “Azar has the inflections and rhythms of a young Bob Dylan…” “Slide On Over Here” followed in 2009 and represented the beginning of a new chapter of Steve’s musical journey. “Moo La Moo” was the first single from 13-track effort and both the song and the video enjoy chart success, catapulting Azar back in the Top 40 on the country charts. “Sunshine” soon followed and won not only critical praise, but set a record for highest charting song from a true independent label on the Billboard Activator chart. . It achieved Top 20 success on all the country radio charts and landed the #1 spot on the GAC-TV Top 20 Video Countdown. It also was fan voted at #29 on the “GAC-TV Year End” favorite videos for 2010. Further still, “Sunshine” remained active on the radio charts for nearly 40 weeks, a proud accomplishment for both Steve and his young label. Still in recurrent airplay around the country, “Sunshine” proved Steve’s ability as a songwriter to reach listeners with his lyrics about human emotions. When asked to pick her favorite song of 2010 by People Magazine’s Country Edition, Taylor Swift picked Steve’s song, “Sunshine,” explaining “It’s so sensitive and sweet. It comes from a place of vulnerability, and I love hearing that from a guy”. On Memorial Day 2011, Steve released “Soldier Song” a tribute to our soldiers and their families. Instead of another song about war, “Soldier Song” speaks of the personal lives interrupted by those that serve, and their families left behind. “Soldier Song” was chosen by Fox News Channel and used as the theme music behind their Memorial Day special on “Special Report with Bret Baier which featured President Bush’s time spent mountain biking with a group of amazing soldiers. Steve dedicated a portion of the proceeds from this song to the soldiers by joining forces with his friend, NFL star Jared Allen and his charity, “Homes 4 Wounded Warriors.” Steve has relocated home base back to the “Delta” of Mississippi. More than half of Steve’s live show has always been filled with music of his Delta home, and his songwriting and recording reflects his Delta music upbringing. Steve is especially proud of his on-going connection to Mississippi. In 2003, Governor Ronnie Musgrove and legislature declared March 13 as Steve Azar Day in the great state of Mississippi. Second Crossing: Mississippi’s Landmark Bridge is a MS PBS documentary about the rebuilding of this historic bridge following Hurricane Katrina. . The construction of this new crossing over America’s most storied river will be chronicled in the documentary, which Steve, a Greenville native, narrates. Steve was one of the stars of Mississippi Rising, a benefit event at Ole Miss for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He shared the stage with his old friend Morgan Freeman, plus Sela Ward, Samuel L. Jackson, The Mississippi Mass Choir, Faith Hill, Ray Romano, Jason Alexander and Lance Bass. Fast forward to today, where Steve currently records with his own label, renamed, Ride Records. The label name “Ride” is derived from some advice Steve received from his friend, Little Milton. He told me, “Little Azar, you’re in for the Ride of your life”, Azar recalls. Comprising a small team of experts with miles of music biz experience, Ride Records continues to go from strength to strength and blazes its own trail in the jungle that is today’s music industry. In early fall of 2011 Steve will release “Delta Soul Volume One”, a collection of songs that are an exceptional mix of Delta blues and rock. WHAT IS DELTA SOUL? It’s a style of music born in the people that come from the Mississippi Delta. It tells the stories of a hard life, the mixing of cultures and race, poverty and pride. It’s about earning a meager living from the cotton crop, or the long hours on the Mississippi river. The music of the Delta has influenced some of the greatest rock and blues music of all time. Eric Clapton, The Stones, Paul Simon, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top and so many others have been inspired by the sounds that resonate deep in its very soil. “Delta Soul” is the music from a man born and raised in the heart of it all. It’s a mix of the sounds and musical lessons he learned growing up in Greenville, MS. It’s honest and pure, the lyrics are a journey through the places he’s been and the people he’s known. It’s the stories shared by family, friends and blues legends. Steve Azar mixes his Delta roots with blues, rock and soul, and a little touch of twang to create his sound, “Delta Soul”. It’s a collection of songs that take you along on Steve’s musical journey through his life in the Mississippi Delta. Steve Azar, Delta Soul Volume One will be released November 8th, 2011, and the story will continue….. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.