Steve Azar

Steve Azar, a Mississippi delta native, is a hit songwriter, recording artist, music producer and author. He has released seven critically acclaimed studio albums including Waitin’ on Joe which rendered a hit title track and #1 music video as well as the smash hit “I Don’t Have To Be Me (‘Til Monday)”, a recipient of four (4) BMI Million-Air awards. The hit single “Sunshine” (also a #1 video) and the album Slide on Over Here werefeatured in the 2011 “Oprah’s Favorite Things” edition of O Magazine. The Steve Azar & The Kings Menalbum titled Down at The Liquor Store is backed by veteran bandmates of B.B. King, Elvis Presley, and other icons of music with a feature documentary, Something in the Water, chronicling the making of the record. His latest, My Mississippi Reunion, winner of the 2021 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for best contemporary album, features a collection of past and new songs inspired by Azar’s roots including the song “One Mississippi” which became the new official state song of Mississippi in 2022. Azar is the author of the "One Mississippi" children's book. He was enshrined on the Mississippi Country Music Trail as the trail’s 32nd marker in 2019. He is the recipient of the 2018 prestigious Mississippi Arts Commission “Governor's ChoiceAward” and 2023 Mississippi Music Awards Lifetime Achievement award.

Steve and his wife Gwen founded the Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation in 2006 which produces the annual Delta Soul Celebrity Golf & Charity Event raising funds for arts and educational organizations. An accomplished golfer, Steve has been ranked one of the top five musicians that play golf by Golf Digest Magazine numerous times, and he is a frequent guest at charity golf tournaments across the country.

Azar is the official Music & Culture Ambassador of Mississippi and is an in-demand keynote speaker. He hosts his own radio show and podcast titled In a Mississippi Minute with Steve Azar, available on SuperTalk Mississippi radio and all podcast platforms. He serves as brand ambassador for the award-winning Dancing Rabbit Golf courses and Pearl River Resorts in the rolling hills of Choctaw, Mississippi as well as Mississippi based food company Sherin Foods. "Steve Azar's Mississippi", Azar's resident show in his hometown of Greenville, is Viking Cruise line's number one rated show and event on the Mississippi.
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