Steve Dunfee, the 2019 Artist of the Year (Folk | Americana | Bluegrass) at the Josie Music Awards, and the 2017 Indie Artist Magazines Coalition Songwriter of the Year, is an independent artist who blends traditional country, folk, classic soft rock, and a hint of bluegrass into his songwriting and performances, and is deeply rooted in his Christian faith. Performing primarily as a solo acoustic artist, Steve has found a niche that is in popular demand by a wide variety of venues.
In addition to the awards mentioned above, Steve was also nominated at the 2019 Josie Music awards for Entertainer of the Year (Folk | Americana | Bluegrass) and for Male album of the Year for his May 2019 release of "Lookin' Back." Other previous award nominations include Male Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Rising Star, Song of the Year (The Honeydo Song), and Radio Single of the Year in the 2018 KICMA Awards. Steve was also a Top 5 finalist for the 2018 Male Artist of the Year in the Indie Star Radio Awards. Steve was also nominated in five categories for the prestigious 2019 International Songwriters Association Awards (ISSA Awards).
Since launching his professional solo music career in 2014, Steve has released three albums, fifteen singles, and his original music and artistry have attracted loyal fans from all over the world.
His authentic songwriting, musical talent and rich vocals have helped him rapidly build a faithful local following in and around his hometown of Mountain City, Tennessee. Thanks to a strong social media presence and worldwide airplay on multiple Internet radio stations, and on hosted live radio shows, Steve enjoys a growing group of fans and friends all around the world.
Steve has also earned the respect of fellow artists and songwriters and frequently receives opportunities for song collaborations with fellow artists and has recorded and released several co-written songs - Broken Chains, Holy Land, Mountain Man, The Only Place I Can Lose the Blues, Presley Was Her Name, and High Plains Drifter.
Steve stays busy performing around Southern Appalachia and has enjoyed performing at venues such as the Original Mast General Store, Old Hampton Store, Bonefire Smokehouse, Butler Trading Post, The Hotel Tavern, Heritage Hall Theatre, Harbin Hill Farms, Vistas at RedTail Mountain Resort, Mountain City Sunflower Festival, Shady Valley Cranberry Festival, the Valle Country Fair, Ralph Stout Park, Loui’s Backyard Grill & Pub, Shirley’s Restaurant, Villa Nove Vineyards, and Watauga Lake Winery. Steve is also a frequent guest performer at the Red, White & Bluegrass Jam in Boone, NC.
Outside of music, Steve is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, kayaking, photography, and an occasional round of golf.
"Steve - you remind me a bit of John Denver, no bigger compliment. I am going to be called a STRIPPER... Your voice is so pure and real, just you dude!"
Mary Wood - Brecon Indie Reviews