FORCE MP Entertainment Inspirational Country recording artist Steve Richard is proud to share with fans, a collection of his favorite gospel songs, recorded and placed on one compilation album called GREATEST GOSPEL. It is an album that Steve has wanted to record for several years. It is a collection of his interpretation of positive and spiritual songs that have both touched and inspired Steve throughout his life and career. Steve takes extreme pride in this album, crafted by some of the most seasoned and sought-after studio musicians in Nashville.
Steve Richard was named the Inspirational Country Music “New Artist of the Year” in 2009 and since receiving the award, has been nominated for “Entertainer of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year” and many more. Most recently, the video for his song “Love’s Gotta Go Somewhere” took home the award for “Video of the Year” at the ICM Awards, beating out mainstream artists including Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Lauren Alaina, and Martina McBride. This was the first time an independent artist has ever won the award in the show’s history!
Steve Richard’s latest single, “Keep On Rollin’” is the second single from his forthcoming album due out later this year. Steve once again paired with producer Phil O’Donnell (Phillbilly) for the project which has already yielded the Power Source #1 song, “Toothbrush.” “Toothbrush” is a catchy little tune summing up life’s special moments and saying that they all start with a “toothbrush,” which landed him another Top 40 on the Music Row Charts.
His latest mainstream project is a follow-up to his last album, UP TO SOMETHIN’, (also produced by Phil O’Donnell) which appealed to music fans of every genre. UP TO SOMETHIN' garnered Steve’s very first #1 SONG, “Eighty Acre Church”. Steve’s second single, “Invisible Hand,” with a big chorus and lush harmonies, was released to Christian radio stations and received great acclaim. The third single from UP TO SOMETHIN,’ titled “Love’s Gotta Go Somewhere” reads like life poetry, telling the story of love lost to the grave with the one left behind rejoicing in the memory of the love of a lifetime. The song was also a Top 40 single on mainstream country’s Music Row Chart. The beautifully animated video for the song received quite a bit of attention with placements with online giants such as Yahoo and AOL and as earlier stated, won ICM “Video of the Year” in 2012.
A dynamic performer, Steve has toured with rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Dickey Betts, and country greats Dierks Bentley, Montgomery Gentry and Craig Morgan. “Stomp,” from his first album, ignited a line dance craze and became an interactive video game.
Steve Richard’s musical journey has never been about labels. Even so, the sheer diversity of his accomplishments is impressive. A writer, singer and entertainer of great versatility, he has built a resume that effortlessly spans styles and genres.
Steve Richard’s music shows a distinct sound and an artist at the top of his game when it comes to turning intimate moments into universal truths. Steve is currently spreading his music and testimony on the “Reclaiming Hope Tour” and will be touring the country this summer.