Steve Azar’s classic smash hit “I Don’t Have To Be Me (’Til Monday)” re-recorded for it’s 20th anniversary of calling it an early weekend. With almost 4 million terrestrial radio airplays, tens of millions of streams and counting, it seemed like the perfect time to revisit, re-record and re-release.
Also newly released is Medicine Man, another song written during that same time frame 20 years ago during Steve's early days of Nashville.
"Since I am celebrating 20 years of my song, I Don’t Have To Be Me (’Til Monday), I decided to look back at other songs written during that same time frame during my early days of Nashville. I thought it would be fun to put out Medicine Man as it was always a blast to perform live but never released until now. " SA
MY MISSISSIPPI REUNION
featuring the new state song of mississippI "one mississippi"
Watch the new abridged "One Mississippi" video featuring Magnolia state's notables! HERE
SHEET MUSIC NOW AVAILABLE
Winner of the 2021 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters best contemporary album, My Mississippi Reunion is a collection of new and remastered songs all coming together on one project. The songs "Coldwater" featuring grammy winner Cedric Burnside, "Rosedale", "Midnight" and the official state song of Mississippi, "One Mississippi" have led the way to the success of this record.
Steve Azar, a Mississippi delta native, is a hit songwriter, recording artist, and music producer.
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 three coveted BMI Million-Air awards. The hit single “Sunshine” (also a #1 video) and the album Slide on Over Here were featured in the 2011 “Oprah’s Favorite Things” edition of O Magazine. The Steve Azar & The Kings Men album 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. The song "One Mississippi" is the official state song of Mississippi.
Azar is the official Music & Culture Ambassador of Mississippi. He also hosts his radio show and podcast titled IN A MISSISSIPPI MINUTE WITH STEVE AZAR,
available on SuperTalk Radio and all podcast platforms.
The Mockingbird Songwriter’s Music Festival takes place on the farm and the spectacular Gin @ Dunleith in Leland, MS. A plethora of Steve’s hit song writing friends will be joining him on stage on this fertile delta soil for 2 days you don’t wanna miss.
APRIL 14-15, 2023
SOMETHING IN THE WATER
This documentary chronicles Azar's endeavor to record his album Down at the Liquor Store at the historic Club Ebony in Indianola, Mississippi with an assembled team of storied musicians, who worked with the likes of
B.B. King and Elvis Presley. Read More