The versatility of Steve’s music goes beyond his magnetic pull as an artist. The Pittsburgh native moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music in 2006. A handful of odd jobs, hundreds of shows and a thousand songs later, Steve has successfully released three independent records, sold out venues across the country and topped the iTunes® charts on multiple occasions. His career as a songwriter has seen chart successes including Dierks Bentley’s emotionally powerful title-track, “Riser.” Bentley told Billboard Magazine that the single was a “once in a career song.”
In 2010, Steve released his sophomore project, Watching Time Run. With the humble assistance of his one- man management team, the embrace of the album was remarkable – debuting at No. 1 on the Singer/Songwriter chart and Top 50 on the Overall iTunes® chart. His third record, Wide Open also received an overwhelming response and led to his first headlining club tour, the “Wide Open Road Tour” with sold out dates in Pittsburgh, Nashville and others. When he’s not writing or recording, Steve finds opportunities to go out on the road. Along with headlining dates, opening for esteemed artists like Lori McKenna and country duo, Dan + Shay, Steve has successfully executed unique tour concepts like his cross-country “Hometowns and Campgrounds Tour” and “Tailgate Tour.”
Steve continues to build a platform in the country market, working in the studio with GRAMMY® Award Winning Producer, Luke Laird (Kacey Musgraves). Steve has been profiled by outlets like Paste Magazine and noted as an “Artist to Watch” by CMT, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone Country, Taste Of Country, The Shotgun Seat, Whiskey Riff, Tidal, Nashville Lifestyles and acclaimed country radio DJ Bobby Bones. He was featured as Spotify’s “Spotlight on 2016” playlist and iTunes’ New Artist Spotlight. His new single, “Suitcase,” (written by Luke Laird, Barry Dean and Thomas Rhett) is currently playing on SiriusXM’s The Highway and iHeartMedia’s The Big98 (WSIX). The song is the first release off his forthcoming record, which comes out later this year.
It’s hard to believe it has been nearly a decade since his drive into Nashville. But if his career up to this point is any indication of what’s to come, Steve Moakler is on the ride of his life.
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