“Story to Tell” originated when the songwriter, Rob Carona pitched the song to my label, Heart Songs Records. My manager sent me the song and I literally fell in love with the track. I was a bit intimidated by the lyrics and melody, it definitely stretched me as an artist. So I contacted Rob and we worked on the vocal presentation together. I wanted to make sure I was delivering the song in the way he envisioned because the song is really special.” – Steven John Simon
This song had a lot of personal meaning to me so finding the right artist to “tell the story” was important. Steven Simon’s true country vocal and his authentic delivery was so great to hear.” – Rob Carona, Songwriter
Steven John Simon (pronounced see-maw) hails from Louisiana and while growing up, he always had a love of singing. While serving in the Marine Corps, It was a fellow serviceman that encouraged Steven to get up in front of others and perform. His vocal style features his smooth singing style, and he brings some of his Cajun spice to the performances. ”I want people to know that I was Raised with Country Music in my blood, my parents listened to it, the old Country Music, and they were some of my fondest memories”. Steven also had a strong sense of service to our country, so he decided that pursuing a country music career would be put aside for the duration of his service. The love of performing and getting his story out to his fans and the public became a reality, when he and his teenage daughter tried out for “The Voice” 2018 in Salt Lake City. Neither one of them made it through, but Steven was amazed at the experience and the bonding opportunity with his daughter. He felt that it was now the right time to spread his wings and tell his story through the music.
From the moment he released his first single “Tongue Tied” and a corresponding video his career hit a steady stride at the beginning of 2019. After signing with Heart Songs Records, Steven started collaborating with other songwriters in the industry, vocal coaches and worked to refine the smoothness in his voice with songs that favor catchy hooks and the familiarity of his favorite influencers such as Travis Tritt, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Chris Janson and George Strait. “That’s where my voice fits best”, Steven states.” He truly emulates and brings us back to the music of the 80’s and 90’s but with a modern flair that is radio ready.
His latest single “Story To Tell” to be released on October 18th, 2019 is one of the most true to life stories that mirrors Stevens’ journey. It shows the tenacity of this singer, making music and a career in the industry a high priority in his life. Pitched to his label by singer-songwriter Rob Carona, Steven jumped on the opportunity to record the song because he connected emotionally and lyrically with the song. Steven wants to have his life be a story, and tell it through his music. The lyrics and the melody of the song combine to bring the essence of a story that you can just chill out and listen to. A favorite quote of Steven’s that will forever help to shape his music career and keep him grounded is from Loretta Lynn, “You either need to be first, you need to be the best, or you need to be different”. Great words to live by… When Steven talks with you he is a storyteller, it feels like you are speaking with an old friend, comforting and relatable. He is one of the good guys and he is a great country artist, the world is ready for him.
Steven will be releasing his freshmen EP early winter which will feature some of his fans favorites, Eyes Closed, Tongue Tied, Life is Good and now Story to Tell.