Steve Azar grew up along the silted riverbanks of Greenville, Miss. His love affair with music began early, and by the age of five, he was performing concerts around the house.
In 1982, Azar entered Delta State University where he majored in management, but his interests had shifted to music. Azar formed a band with his brother Joe and developed a fiercely loyal following throughout the Southeast. The band logged more than 200 shows a year, burning up the miles from Florida to Tennessee. On two consecutive New Year's Eves, the Steve Azar Band played for more than 70,000 people who packed Memphis' Overton Square.
After seven years on the road, Azar decided to make the move to Nashville in 1993 at the urging of his friend, PGA champion Jim Gallagher. Azar signed a publishing deal first then a label deal with River North Records. Azar continued to tour and eventually signed with Mercury Nashville. He scored a major hit in 2001 with "I Don't Have to Be Me ('Til Monday)." Azar released his album Slide On Over Here in 2009.
Slide On Over Here