Songwriter of “My Wish,” What Hurts the Most,” “Knee Deep,” and "Stick That In Your Country Song”
A five-time Grammy nominee, Jeffrey Steele has been recognized by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) for over 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 ft. Bob Seger, Joe Bonamassa, Cascada and more.
Among his many accolades, Jeffrey Steele has been named to the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame as a Poet and Prophet, twice awarded BMI Songwriter of the Year and three times awarded the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Songwriter of the Year. The Country Music Association (CMA) has twice awarded him the coveted “Triple Play Award” for three number one songs in a year. His country and A/C mega-hits include a string of chart toppers including “Raise ‘Em Up,” “Knee Deep,” “Here,” “My Wish,” “The Cowboy In Me,” “These Days,” “My Town,” “Something to be Proud of,” “Everyday” and the groundbreaking “What Hurts The Most,” nominated for Best Country Song at the Grammy Awards.
Additionally, Steele has won more than 35 BMI Country and Pop awards, was nominated for a Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice Award for Best Original Song “I Thought I Lost You” for the Disney/Pixar animated feature BOLT, which was performed by Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, and been named one of Billboard Magazine’s top five writers eight years in a row, as well as Music Row Magazine’s Songwriter of the Year Award. Steele’s latest album features performances with Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, John Rich and others.