At the age of eight, Jeffrey Steele began his songwriting career. "I was always fascinated by what I heard on records when I was a kid. Songs were just magical to me. I wanted to understand that magic from the day I first picked up a guitar."
When Steele was just nine years old, he sang with his brother's band at a church dance, and from that day, he never looked back as he pursued his music career.
"My dad was my biggest influence. He even fired me from working with him and said, “This is not your life.”"
Steele played at local bars across Los Angeles, soon traveling to bars across the world. "With each performance, I took one step forward and three steps back," stated Steele. "But every gig was one more person I met, one more story I heard, one more song I wrote! One more chance to get it right!"
Steele’s performances at the Palomino Club were what he called his ‘college education.’ "This is where I first put my music dreams in motion. Learning, watching, failing, succeeding, giving up, and trying again. It started to lay the groundwork for my songs."
Today, a five-time Grammy Nominee, Steele has been recognized by BMI for 65 million airplays for hits he penned for a multitude of artists including Keith Urban, Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett, Montgomery Gentry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cher, .38 Special, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts and Van Zant, Joe Cocker, Little Feat, Bob Seger, Joe Bonamassa, Cascada and more.