Born: 7/12/1942 Gadsden, AL

Songwriter of such hits as "Lonesome, Orn'ry and Mean" by Waylon Jennings, "Montgomery In The Rain" by Hank Williams, Jr. and his biggest hit "Seven Bridges Road" by the Eagles.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

steve youngSteve Young (born July 12, 1942) is an American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist, known for his song "Seven Bridges Road" (on Rock Salt & Nails & Seven Bridges Road). He is a pioneer of the country rock, Americana, and alternative country sounds, and also a vital force behind the 'outlaw movement' that gave support to the careers of Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Jr. and more. Young was also featured in the 1975 Outlaw Country documentary Heartworn Highways. He is the subject of the song "The All Golden" by Van Dyke Parks.


Born in Newnan, Georgia, he grew up in Alabama, Georgia and Texas, moving from place to place as his family searched for work. By the time he had completed high school, Young was playing and writing songs that incorporated influences of folk, blues, country and gospel that he absorbed while travelling throughout the South. In the late 60s he worked with Van Dyke Parks and was member of the psychedelic country band Stone Country.

Steve Young wrote (and continues to write) many songs, including outlaw classics such as "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean" (covered by Waylon Jennings) and "Montgomery In the Rain" (covered by Hank Williams, Jr.).

His best-known composition is "Seven Bridges Road", which became a major hit for Eagles when they included a cover of it on their live album in 1980.

In 1984, Young charted the single "It's Not Supposed to Be That Way" on RCA Records. It peaked at No. 84 on Hot Country Songs.[1]

The 1996 concert recording by Van Dyke Parks entitled "Moonlighting: Live at the Ash Grove" (released in 1998) was headlined by Steve Young although he doesn't appear on the recordings. Van Dyke Parks stated in the introduction to the song "The All Golden," that it was written about Steve Young. However, this comment does not appear on the recording of the concert.


1969 Rock Salt & Nails; 1972 Seven Bridges Road; 1975 Honky Tonk Man; 1976 Renegade Picker (48 on country chart);  1978  No Place to Fall; 1981 To Satisfy You; 1984 Old Memories; 1986 Look Homeward Angel; 1990 Long Time Rider; 1991 Solo/Live; 1993 Switchblades of Love; 2000 Primal Young; 2005 Songlines Revisited Volume One; 2007 Stories Round the Horseshoe Bend

References ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 485. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.




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