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Grammy-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Steven Lee Olsen Shares His Love Letter To Nashville

Fresh off a standout EP release and Top 5 Canadian radio hit for the title track “Relationship Goals,” Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Steven Lee Olsen returns with a new original track, “Nashville or Nothing”.

A true “love letter” to the vibrant town that many know as Music City, the heartfelt track shares Steven Lee Olsen’s personal story that remains a relatable feeling for many artists that embark on their journey to Nashville. Penned alongside his co-producer Brandon Day, “Nashville or Nothing” features Steven Lee Olsen’s dynamic, R&B smooth vocals over the “too close to home” lyrics that the singer-songwriter is known for. “It’s gotta be Nashville or Nothing. A million to one in a town I don’t seem crazy. Where everyone’s a dreamer, where I’m gonna either catch my break or it’ll break me.”

On the track, Steven Lee Olsen commented: “’Nashville or Nothing’ is a love letter to the city that has had my heart for more than a decade. I chased my dream all the way to Music City, and now it’s become so much more than a dream. ‘Nashville or Nothing’ is my story, and I can’t wait to see where the next chapter takes me.”

“Nashville or Nothing” follows a stellar release streak for Olsen throughout 2021, which he plans to continue in 2022. His Universal Music Canada debut EP, Relationship Goals, was released in July 2021 and received stellar support, amassing over 8.2 million global streams. The collection of songs showcases the Grammy Nominated singer-songwriter's incredibly versatile vocal stylings and honest storytelling that reflect his soul, country, R&B, and pop influences. On release, the EP’s title track peaked at #5 on Canadian Country Radio and was added to top playlists both internationally and domestically. In addition to the standout support from DSPs and partners, TSN announced the EP's track "What You're Made Of" as the CFL ON TSN Song of the Season, which soundtracks CFL ON TSN broadcast coverage throughout the 2021 campaign. He was also chosen to perform in-broadcast at the 108th Grey Cup Kick-Off Show.

An adventurous musician who is as much an R&B vocalist as he is a country-pop artist and with over 50 million cumulative streams to date, Steven Lee Olsen is just getting started. After years of hard work honing his craft and carving out a reputation as a chart-topping songwriter for artists like Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, and more, Steven Lee Olsen's passion for writing and producing pushed him into a new space – that of a recording artist, separate from his work writing stories only for the stars around him.

Born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, Olsen moved to Nashville in 2004 to pursue his dreams of being a songwriter. He spent years in Music City working on his songwriting skills by drawing upon his R&B, soul, country, and pop influences, eventually breaking into the upper echelons of Nashville songwriters.

Olsen's work has been recorded by some of Country music's most significant artists like Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts, Billy Currington, The Judds, Dallas Smith and many others. He has notched impressive accolades, including two No.1 hits in the US with his Grammy-nominated, double-platinum certified song "Blue Ain't Your Color" performed by Keith Urban and "More Girls Like You" performed by Kip Moore. He also went No.1 in Canada with co-writing credits on the platinum hit "Drop," performed by Dallas Smith.

Having solidified himself as a chart-topping lyricist and an artist with a global reach, powerhouse vocalist Steven Lee Olsen is one of this generation’s most promising Country singer-songwriters with no plans to slow down. Throughout 2021, Olsen highlighted his ever-evolving artistry and identity as a singer-songwriter, further carving his name in country music. Stay tuned for much more to come.


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