Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Steven Lee Olsen's path to mainstream success has been a lengthy yet admirable and rewarding journey. Born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, Olsen moved to Nashville in 2004 to pursue his dreams of being a songwriter. He spent years in Music City working on his songwriting skills by drawing upon his R&B, soul, country and pop influences, eventually breaking into the upper echelons of Nashville songwriters. Olsen's work has been recorded by some of Country music's most significant artists like Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts, Billy Currington, The Judds, Dallas Smith and many others. He has notched impressive accolades, including two No.1 hits in the US with his Grammy-nominated, double-platinum certified song "Blue Ain't Your Color" performed by Keith Urban and "More Girls Like You" performed by Kip Moore. He also went No.1 in Canada with co-writing credits on the platinum hit "Drop," performed by Dallas Smith.
After years of hard work honing his craft and carving out a reputation as a chart-topping songwriter, Steven Lee Olsen's passion for writing and producing pushed him into a new space – that of a recording artist, separate from his work writing stories only for the stars around him. As a solo artist, Olsen has released a string of independents singles garnering several Canadian chart-topping singles, a Gold certification with "Raised By A Good Time," a nomination for "Rising Star" at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA), and landing on Pandora's 2019 Country Artists to Watch List. That same year Olsen took his talents on the road, opening for multi-award-winning country trio Rascal Flatts on the Canadian run of their "Forever Summer Playlist" tour.
In 2021, Steven Lee Olsen comes armed with his incredibly versatile vocal stylings and honest storytelling that reflect his soul, country, R&B, and pop influences. From a young age, his connection to songwriting and love for music led him to be inspired by an eclectic range of artists from Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and more - all whose influence can be heard loud and clear in his music. Now, Olsen is inspired to take his fans on a journey where genres merge to create a soulful and heartwarming soundtrack to the special moments in their lives.
Through their partnership with The Core Entertainment, Steven Lee Olsen's signing to Universal Music Canada acts as the first of many releases planned to come. Having solidified himself as a chart-topping lyricist and an artist with a global reach, coupled with The Core Canada’s recent appointment of Tracy Martin to the role of President (fresh from her transformational years at the helm of the Canadian Country Music Association) and backed by this joint team of innovative industry leaders with deep roots in Nashville and beyond, Steven Lee Olsen is one of 2021's most promising Country singer-songwriters. Stay tuned for much more to come.
Friday, July 15
10:00 PM-11:00 PM