We are the songwriters. We are the storytellers.
This 12 lesson course kicks off the three-part series, The Craft Of Writing A Country Song by Song Assembly's Steve Leslie.
By the end of the 12 lessons included in part one of this series, you will be able to transform a simple song title into a compelling story-song that will connect with your audience on a much deeper level than you’ve ever imagined.
In these 12 lessons, Steve will dive into storytelling principles that you can immediately apply to your songwriting process. Whether you are just starting out or have a long list of accomplishments, Steve has worked with writers and artists of all levels to step up their songwriting game.
Steve is a Founding Member and the Senior Faculty Director of Song Assembly. He has had a professional songwriting career spanning more than twenty-five years with songs recorded by Kenny Rogers, Mark Chesnutt, George Strait, Darryl Worley, Rhonda Vincent, Neal McCoy, Ricky Skaggs, Darius Rucker, and more.
A multiple BMI Award Winner, in 2004 Steve received a Grammy Certificate for the title cut to Ricky Skaggs' Best Bluegrass Album of the Year Brand New Strings.
Steve has released three CDs, as well as written the Music and Book for a full-length musical, Umbrella.
Steve is a Senior Faculty Member at Nashville Songwriters Association International, and a regular contributor to American Songwriter Magazine.
He has taught Jazz History at Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL, Songwriting at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, and Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky. From 2011- 2014 Steve was Adjunct Professor of Songwriting at Belmont University, Nashville, TN, and in 2013 was one of four internationally selected candidates considered for the Chair of the Songwriting Department, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA.
In 2014 Steve started Nashville based publishing company SNG Music along with business partner Gary Reamey.
Steve earned his BM in Guitar/Jazz Studies from Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky.