Since moving to Nashville in 2004, Canadian country artist Steven Lee Olsen has worked tirelessly honing his craft as both a singer and a songwriter, and all the hard work has paid off in some pretty impressive ways. He co-wrote Keith Urban’s double-platinum hit “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – which in 2017 was named the NSAI Song of the Year and crowned “Single of the Year” at the CMA Awards. The song was also nominated for “Best Country Song” and “Best Country Solo Performance” at the 59th Grammy Awards, and “Song of the Year” at the ACM Awards. Olsen also penned Kip Moore’s #1 hit “More Girls Like You” and co-wrote Dallas Smith’s #1 hit “Drop,” as well as numerous cuts for other stars including Garth Brooks, Billy Currington, Rascal Flatts, The Judds, Emerson Drive and more.
“It’s crazy to think all about the success I’ve had in the past few years; I never would have believed it,” says Olsen. “As an artist, it’s easy to get impatient, but I’ve learned that things usually work out exactly the way they’re supposed to, exactly when they’re supposed to. Timing really is everything.” This mantra led Olsen to title his 2018 EP “Timing is Everything,” which he independently released via his own music imprint SLO Circus Records.
Olsen’s latest single “Hello Country” was recently released to Canadian country radio where it was the most added song in its debut week and continues to climb the charts. His recent releases have garnered the attention of Pandora who named him one of their 2019 “Artists to Watch.” With new music to share with the fans, Olsen just wrapped a series of western Canadian dates in support of country music superstars Rascal Flatts on their 2019 Forever Summer Playlist Tour.