Meet Even Stevens
Headline Artist at the Nashville Hitmakers Benefit Concert
for Feeding Kids Cleveland County

May 20th, 2017




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Meet Even Stevens
Headline Artist at the Nashville Hitmakers 
Benefit Concert
for Feeding Kids Cleveland County

May 20th, 2017




Learn more about a songwriting legend
Even Stevens is one of only 200 inductees into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (and 1 of 2 Hall of Famers playing for you at this concert!)  He has had such an impact on the direction of country music that the Hall of Fame inducted him alongside other legends such as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Earl Scruggs.

Best known as the co-writer of a string of pop-country hits with fellow Hall of Fame member Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens is also a talented visual artist, a record producer and a vocalist. His other collaborators include such Hall of Fame inductees as Shel Silverstein, 
Paul Overstreet, Mac Davis, Roger Cook, Paul Davis and Thom Schuyler.

Born in Cincinnati and raised in the small town of Lewistown, OH, Stevens was first exposed to music by his minister father, Floyd, and sister Sandra in their family group The Gospel Balladeers, which toured and recorded locally.

The first years in Music City were rough. He slept in his Jeep and on friends’ couches. He worked as a parking-lot attendant at the airport. He began collaborating with fellow struggling songwriter Eddie Rabbitt in 1972, and they teamed up with engineer/producer/writer David Malloy in a publishing venture called DebDave/Briarpatch. In 1973, Even Stevens finally got his first song recorded when Sammi Smith sang “I’m in for Stormy Weather.” 

Others who recorded early Stevens songs included George Jones, Stella Parton, Stonewall Jackson and Billy Walker. Rabbitt began having hits with their co-written songs in 1975 and by the following year was scoring the first of many No. 1 hits with them. 

In 1975-78, Even Stevens recorded an album and a series of singles for Elektra Records. But he quickly learned that he much preferred being a writer to being a performer. 

Songs you will know
Even He has accumulated an unprecedented 
53 BMI Awards, which includes: 14 Pop Awards - 26 Country Awards - 1 Five Millionaire Award
- 1 Four Millionaire Award - 1 Three Millionaire Award - 4 Two Millionaire Awards - and
6 One Millionaire Awards. 

Eddie Rabbitt:
 “I Love a Rainy Night,” “Drivin’ My Life Away” and “Step By Step” became pop-crossover smashes in 1980-81. “Suspicions,” co-written by the trio with Randy McCormick, was BMI’s 1980 Country Song of the Year. 

Country Legends:
Stevens’ collaborations with others resulted in such hits as Conway Twitty’s “Crazy in Love” (1990), Lacy J. Dalton’s “Black Coffee” (1990), Ricky Skaggs’ “Lovin’ Only Me” (1989) and The Oak Ridge Boys’ “No Matter How High” (1989). “Love Will Turn You Around,” co-written with Schuyler, Malloy and its singer, Kenny Rogers, was ASCAP’s Country Song of the Year of 1982

Crossover Hits:
Even wrote the 1979 Dr. Hook pop hit “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” which has 

As a producer, Even Stevens has guided recordings by Englebert Humperdinck, Wood Newton, Stella Parton and Zella Lehr, as well as Rabbitt. In addition to the artists mentioned above, his songs have been recorded by Blake Shelton, Alabama, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Johnny Mathis, Dolly Parton, Joe Cocker, Glen Campbell, Barbara Mandrell, Kim Carnes, Ronnie Milsap, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins and Julio Iglesias, among many others.
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Check out Even live at the Bluebird Cafe.  He talks about how the hit Kenny Rogers song "Love Will Turn You Around" was born.  Then Even plays it for the the crowd.

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