STEVE OWEN- Staff Songwriter, ECHOTA RECORDS USA
Steve was born in Atlanta, GA in 1950, moved to Temple, GA from 1953-1961. Him and his family moved to Birmingham, AL in 1961. He lived there until military service, U.S. Army, in 1970.
After military service Steve decided he needed an education, enrolled at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, and received a Business Degree in 1976.
After graduation, Steve started working in Birmingham, AL, and met his beautiful wife Beth, whom he has been married to for 40 wonderful years. They have 3 lovely daughters and now have the prettiest, smartest, granddaughters in the world!
In 1984 he was fortunate enough to start working at The Boeing Company in Huntsville, AL and we moved to New Market/Huntsville, AL.
“I am now retired from Boeing after 28 years and loving RETIREMENT!”says Steve
In 2014 he was voted, “SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR” at Clay’s Country Radio, N, Ireland.
In 2015 he was fortunate enough to have 8 Songs of his/co-writers recorded and released on CD’s.
In 2016 – The Josie Music Awards Show, Nashville, TN, Don Haddock, Costa Mesa, CA, and he won, as songwriters, for “FOLK/BLUEGRASS/AMERICANA”, Song of the Year – GRAVITY.
In 2017 – The Josie Music Awards, Nashville, TN – Himself, Bob McGilpin and Benny Pitsinger wrote, and performed, the opening song for the show, along with The Tramp Iron Railroad.
To date, He/Co-writers, have had 42 Songs cut by various, GREAT, Independent Artists. “My hats off to my co-writers and Artists!!” says Steve
“Songwriting is a real passion of mine and I started writing, really, about age 50, and have been writing more since I retired 6 years ago. I love Traditional County Music and Old Rock & Roll. Some of my music reflects both influences. I write because I love it. I don’t write to try and make a hit (even though I wouldn’t turn one down LOL). I sing (some people would argue that point :), play guitar, mandolin and a little keyboard and bass. I do most of my recording at my home studio, Chipmunk Studios.” says Steve
I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the first Staff Songwriters for Echota Records USA thanks to Ed Gowens, Tim Hicks and Donna Ray. Echota Records USA is the Cadillac Label for Independent Artists/Songwriters/Producers. We are a group dedicated to support the Indie Community.
I believe, like most songwriters, that it is a God given talent and I am blessed in so many ways.
There are a LOT of great songwriter’s out there and I’m honored and humbled to have written with some of the greatest Independent Songwriters in the world – literally.
Co-Writers List (as of this date)
1)CHET A BLUM, CLOVIS, CA
2)DEE DESAIRE, HAYSLAND, KS
3)DON HADDOCK, COSTA MESA, CA
4)JOHN (JD) COLE, VERO BEACH, FL
5)LOUIS BROWN, BREMEN, GA (RIP)
6)BENNY PITSINGER, HUNTSVILLE, AL
7) BOB MCGILPIN, NASHVILLE, TN
8)VIC HOLDROYD, ENGLAND
9)TIM STEED – NASHVILLE, TN
10)MARY PALERMO, TEXAS
11)EMMITT LUTTRELL, PALMDALE, CA
12)MELLANIE BOOK RANDAL, LOUISIANA
13)DONNA RAY, LOUISIANA
14)BOBBY JOHNSON, NASHVILLE, TN
16)SCOTT SHARP, DUNLAP, TN
17)BEVERLY HALL PERRITT, MONTPELIER, VA
18)CINDY BROCKUS, ARKANSAS
19)BOB MCCLURE, SEVIERVILLE, TN
20)EMILY OWEN, NEW MARKET, AL
NAT HARRIS, MOBILE, AL
21)JOHNNY PENUEL, MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL
22)BOB HEYM, HARTSELL, AL
ECHOTA RECORDS STAFF
ED Gowens – President (Recently Passed)
Tim Hicks – VP..
Donna Ray – CEO.
Deby Kelly – Assistant CEO.
Necay Howard – Artist Promotions Echota Records USA
April Holt – Radio Promotions
Joan Singleton – Video Promotions
Ron Hoystead – Promoter
Becky Harges – Head Administrator
Jojo Godwin – Artist and Administrator
Steve Owen – Staff Songwriter, Echota Records USA
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