016: Country Music Star, Steve Azar talks about achieving success VH1 Storyteller style..


Steve Azar is a singer and songwriter that marries country, rock, and blues influences to create “Delta-Soul.” Inspired by the state of Mississippi, Steve wrote many successful tracks that topped the country charts including “Waitin’ On Joe,” “I Don’t Have to Be Me,” and “Sunshine.” After many ups and downs in the beginning of his career, Steve found his musical purpose in his roots. Steve has been recognized by many notable figures including Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, and Oprah. He is currently working on multiple projects, including the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, The Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation, producing, and continuously playing music.

In this episode, we will be discussing:

  • Influence of the Mississippi Delta on Steve
  • Steve’s journey to finding his musical purpose
  • The inspiration behind “Waitin on Joe”
  • Steve’s first album and the essence it captured
  • Troubles Steve faced with his first popular track
  • The link between music and people
  • How “Sunshine” ignited a change in Steve’s life
  • Steve’s interactions with other famous individuals
  • Steve’s mission to help and where it stemmed from
  • Mississippi festivals opened to Steve
  • Legendary music acts influencing Steve
  • The soon-to-be-released documentary by Steve’s son

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