Johnny Chance Jones

Born: Gadsden, AL

Country Songwriter Bill Anderson, Ronnie McDowell, Moe Bandy

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame



GRAMMY nominated songwriter, LATHAN HUDSON:

"Steven is a great musician and recording artist who is having success in his part of the U.S. and is on his way to becoming a successful international recording artist.

Here are some words about Steven from one of my best friends, Multiple Award-Winning Songwriter,

JOHNNY 'CHANCE' JONES who owns the Adventureland Theme Park in Dothan, Alabama. He is one of the best songwriters I know.

Johnny and I have had songs that we co-wrote, recorded by Tammy Wynette. He is the biggest critic I've ever been associated with. Johnny could find something wrong with - and would try to rewrite -The Sermon on The Mount and/or works of Shakespeare." . . .

"Steven Kalas writes some things that blow me away Lathan. I mean, blow me away. I have never seen anyone any more talented, lyrically, and he is a pro singer and melody writer too. If Steven can get out there and get heard, which, apparently, he is doing, the sky could be the limit for him. To me, Lyrically, he's a cross between Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen and Dylan. He misses on some of his songs, like Dylan often did, but it doesn't matter because he's so friggin', unbelievably good on the others that, as in the case of Dylan, people will give him a super star's latitude; create something in their own minds as to what the song means, demand no co-writing credit, and breathlessly proclaim, "what genius!"



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