Daily Discovery: Steve Everett, “Backbeat”

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Today’s Daily Discovery, Steve Everett, is part of Nashville’s free concert series, Musicians Corner and will be playing the Lighting 100 Acoustic Stage this Saturday.  The show is free and Steve should go on around 2pm at Centennial Park.

ARTIST: Steve Everett

SONG: “Backbeat”

BIRTHDATE: 11/28/1984

BIRTHPLACE: Albany, GA

AMBITIONS:  Tour the world playing music, write for other people and myself, act, stand-up comedy, scratch golfer, great friend/lover/listener/boyfriend/father?/husband?, be the best version of myself I possibly can be…

TURN-OFFS:  Greed and Selfishness.

TURN-ONS:  Humor, meekness, good smells, great food, travel, night.

DREAM GIG: Some kind of music and golf pro-am tour where I just get to play golf with Tiger Woods by day and play shows by night. Ask him about it if you see him before me.

TV ADDICTIONS: Sportscenter

CELEBRITY CRUSH: Justin Bieb… I mean, Natalie Portman.

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Loft in Atlanta. They liked the venue’s  sound guy so much…they stole him that night. I mean it. He left the venue with them.

THE BOOK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: The Outliers by: Malcolm Gladwell.

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: I’m actually WAY too prepared for this one. Will Ferrel, Macklemore, Ryan Gosling, Daniel Day Lewis, & Dave Grohl. Yes, I’m aware those are all men.

I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: First opening the door. No, but really… a cigar.

I WROTE THIS SONG: After a few sleepless nights in a row. I was getting so down about how slowly my career was moving forward. One day, I just kind of realized it wasn’t my job to be successful, it was my job to be the best I could be. The rest is all conjecture anyway.

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