Born August 18, 1955 in Belleville, Ontario, Steve’s interest in music started when he bought his first guitar at age 13. He grew up loving the music of Hank Williams, Hank Snow and Johnny Cash, as well as The Beatles, Paul Simon and James Taylor. A self taught guitarist and songwriter, he claims that it’s his second love, music, that won his first love -- his wife, Christine. It was because of her support that he found the courage to move the family to Nashville. That move resulted in international number ones, gold albums, Grammy® recognition, multiple Canadian awards and a hit CMT television series.