Azar co-founded Ride Records in 2007 with Detroit business mogul Al Wisne. Ride Records has released 4 full length albums, Indianola, Slide on Over Here, Delta Soul Vol. One, and Down at The Liquor Store (Steve Azar & The Kings Men) with a fifth album,My Mississippi Reunion set to be released in the fall of 2020. Ride has also released albums on artists Walt Wilkins and Dave Hardin.
On the album Slide on Over Here, the single "Sunshine (Everybody Needs a Little)" became the highest charting country radio single for an independent record label reaching top 20 and also garnered the #1 Music video on GAC.
Azar's single "Doin' It Right (Delta Mix)" from LP Delta Soul Vol. One became the feature track in Sony Pictures Here Comes The Boom.
Azar has released a number of singles on Ride Records including, "Fly" which was written and recorded for the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships and was also the feature song on Sony Pictures Paul Blart Mall Cop 2.