Beginning in 1990, Jeffrey Steele performed as bassist and lead singer for the California group Boy Howdy for six years. The group landed on the country charts with its single "She'd Give Anything." When the group later disbanded, the California native relocated to Nashville where his talent for songwriting was quickly recognized by some of the country music industry's biggest stars.
His more than 60 cuts include Tim McGraw's "The Cowboy in Me," Diamond Rio's "Unbelievable," Rascal Flatts' "These Days," Faith Hill's "When the Lights Go Down," Trace Adkins' "Chrome," LeAnn Rimes' "Big Deal," as well as Montgomery Gentry's "Speed," "Hell Yeah" and "My Town." He appeared on the sixth season of Nashville Star as one of three judges and mentors to the talent competition's contestants. He and Miley Cyrus co-wrote the main song for Disney's Academy Award-nominated animated movie Bolt.