Even’s songwriting career spans many stylistic borders from the multi-platinum international hit, “When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman” by rock’s Dr. Hook, to the three week running #1 Pop, Country, and Adult Contemporay hit, “ I Love A Rainy Night” by long time partner and superstar, Eddie Rabbitt. He has accumulated an unprecedented 54 BMI Awards.
He has written the #1 Grammy, ACM Award & ASCAP Song Of The Year winner, “Love Will Turn You Around” by Kenny Rogers, and won BMI’s coveted Robert J. Burton Award, Song of the Year for “Suspicions” by Eddie Rabbitt, earning him the distinction as a BMI “Songwriter of the Century.”
Over his prolific career of writing Pop, Country & Adult Contemporary songs, he has reached the Top Ten on the Billboard record charts an astounding 42 times! 13 of Even Stevens songs have been awarded the rare status as a BMI Millionaire or Multi-Millionaire. According to BMI statisics, just his Millionaire songs alone, such as, “I Love A Rainy Night”, “When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman”, “Drivin’ My Life Away”, “Love Will Turn You Around”, “Step By Step”, “Lovin’ Only Me” and “Crazy In Love”, would run nonstop, 24 hours a day on the radio, for an unprecedented 189 years!
With recordings by Country Stars, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins & Blake Shelton, Even Stevens songs continue to light up the airways and television! “I Love A Rainy Night” was recently seen on the heartwarming commercial for Yoplait Yogurt and his tune, “Drivin’ My Life Away” is currently featured in the TV commercial for the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, and “I Love A Rainy Night” is used in the Bill O’Reilly penned movie, “Killing Reagan”.
Some of the artists who have recorded his songs: Joe Cocker, Tim McGraw, Engelbert Humperdinck, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Mac Davis, Roger Miller, George Jones, Elvis Costello, Ronnie Milsap, Dolly Parton, Sammi Smith, Conway Twitty, Brenda Lee, J.D. Souther, Stonewall Jackson, Marylin McCoo, Blake Shelton, Steel Pulse, Tom Jones, Roger Whittaker, Lacy J. Dalton, Stella Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mickey Gilley, Kenny Rogers, Marie Osmond, Crystal Gayle, Glen Campbell, Alabama, Pam Tillis, Bobby Bare, Barbara Mandrell, Eddie Rabbitt, Dr. Hook, Kim Carnes, The London Symphony, Julio Iglesias and even The Chipmunks!
2017 dawned with the release of the self-penned book, “Someday I’m Gonna Rent This Town” on Heritage Builders publishing, also available on Amazon.com and his website www.evenstevenssongwriter.com, it’s a peek behind the curtain of the creative world of the professional songwriter and the Odd World of Even Stevens. Rust never sleeps, so you can hear Even every Sunday night at 8pm central time on Nashville’s Hippie Radio/94.5FM hosting his show, “The Originals”, as he features the original demos of the very biggest songs written by the world’s greatest songwriters. You will hear everything from the 1950’s Everly Brothers hit, “Bye Bye Love”, written and sung by super songwriters, Felice & Boudleaux Bryant, to the most current chart toppers, with succinct interviews with the best. Click on Hippie Radio Nashville and then hit the “Listen Live” button, Sunday nights at 8pm.