Music Masters: Jeff Stevens
August 8, 2015
Jeff Stevens began producing and co-writing with Luke Bryan on his first album, I’ll Stay Me, in 2007, and the two have been musical collaborators ever since. In the 1980s, Stevens led a band, Jeff Stevens and the Bullets, that recorded for Atlantic America Records before breaking up in 1990. Stevens continued as a solo artist for Atlantic before transitioning into songwriting, scoring big hits with Tracy Byrd, Tim McGraw, and George Strait. Stevens’s first significant success as a producer came when he started working with Bryan. Stevens produced and co-wrote Bryan’s first hit, “All My Friends Say,” and he has produced every Bryan album since and has co-written other hits, including the #1“Someone Else Calling You Baby.” The conversation was moderated by museum Writer and Editor Michael McCall and was illustrated with photos, audio clips, and videos from his career, as well as live performances by Stevens. This program was presented in connection with the exhibit Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary, presented by Citi.