Stephen A. Love
|Stephen A. Love|
|Born||May 19, 1950|
|Genres||Country rock, Rockabilly|
|Occupations||Musician, singer–songwriter, record producer, promoter|
|Instruments||Bass guitar lead guitar rhythm guitar keyboards|
|Associated acts||Ricky Nelson, Roger McGuinn, New Riders of the Purple Sage|
Stephen A. Love (born on May 19, 1950 in Crawfordsville, Indiana) is a professional musician, lead singer, songwriter, producer, entertainment business promoter, CEO of the James Allen Promotions and Blue Jeans Music BMI. He lives in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
Stephen A. Love has multiple references in the old and new Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, The Great Rock Discography by Martin C. Strong, Cuts from a San Francisco Rock Journal by Debora Hill, San Francisco Rock by Jack McDonough with the NRPS, BAM, Relix magazine, and many other online or physical publications.
Stephen A. Love's musical achievements have included the industry's highest awards including RIAA certification, gold and multi platinum records for Garden Party with Ricky Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band. The popular record sold more than 8 million copies worldwide and ranked number one on Billboard Adult contemporary and number six on the industries Billboard chart. Love also performed at the biggest concert of the year in 1977 with the New Riders of the Purple Sage, the Grateful Dead, and the Marshall Tucker Band in Englishtown, New Jersey. More than 125,000 people were in attendance. High profile concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Hyde Park, London, Madison Square Garden in New York, and Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia, were enjoyed by many fans. He has appeared on many television shows including Larry King, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, McCloud starring Dennis Weaver, In Concert, Saturday Night Live, Biography with Ricky Nelson, the Kenny Rogers Show, CBS, NBC, ABC evening news, Don Kirchner's Rock Concert, Nashville, BBC Live in London, and Australian, Italian and German television. Animal Planet has used his music regularly, the last few years. His songs have played in over 60 countries worldwide.
Stephen A. Love's new classic hit single released in the spring of 2011 "Never Be Anyone Else But You" was awarded number one on two of the most coveted, 30 year old plus, independent country music chart in the world. After spending more than 22 months on major charts, it peaked in January and February 2012. In addition the European ECMA has awarded "Never Be Anyone Else But You" number one the week of January 12, 2012 and continuing for two consecutive weeks more. Three charts in total, on the Top 100, dominating over 10,000 songs released in the three-week period world wide, and also remains on many of their other world charts. The first multiple number one recording for Stephen A Love in 35 years, following the path of his mentor in 1959, Eric Hillard Nelson and Garden Party in 1972, which Stephen A Love recorded the classic and was on stage in Madison Square Garden concert, New York City in the fall of 1971.
Just Love's Hot Country Tour I, began in Amsterdam, Holland on September 1, 2011, encompassing seven European countries and 16 international disc jockeys.
Just Love's Hot Country Tour II, began in Saltzburg, Austria on June 6, 2012, encompassing eight European countries and 12 international disc jockeys.
In mid-January 2012, Blue Jeans Music released Love's single "Travelin' Man" in Europe. Travelin Man scored NUMBER ONE on MAY 18, 2012 INDIWORLD COUNTRY major international chart. This song was #6 on the ECMA European Country Music Association TOP 100! 2-23-13
On May 21, 2012, Blue Jeans Music released Love's newest single "Lonesome Town". This song is currently #4 on the ECMA European Country Music Association TOP 100! 3-5-13
Rick Nelson's intuitive search for songwriters with genuine universal spoken message is followed by Stephen A. Love 54 years later in history. Here lies the genius of songwriter Thomas Baker Knight with his enduring melodies and lyrics which a very young "Ricky" Nelson embellished.
Stephen A Love associates have included Rick Nelson, George Harrison of the Beatles, Randy Meisner of the Eagles, John Mayall, John Cipollina, Joe Cocker, the Allman Brothers Band, Huey Lewis and the News, Buddy Cage, Tom Brumley, Spencer Dryden, Carl Sagan, Joey Covington of Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, Pure Prairie League, Kingsman Bob Johnston, Patrick Shanahan, Maurice "Reece" Anderson, James Allen, Rhonnie Scheuerman, Richie Walker, Richard Bowden, and Greg Attaway.
Love joined bands in high school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, starting with The Third Edition. In college at Scottsbluff, Nebraska, he met Randy Meisner who was working with Rick Nelson, and they traveled to Hollywood. Randy joined Linda Rondstadt band which became The Eagles. Stephen took up bass guitar and vocals for Rick Nelson in the Stone Canyon Band at age 20.
- Garden Party — Ricky Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (1972)
- Roger McGuinn & Band — Roger McGuinn (1975)
- Who Are Those Guys? — New Riders of the Purple Sage (1977)
- Marin County Line — New Riders of the Purple Sage (1978)
- Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 12/31/77 — New Riders of the Purple Sage (2009)
- "Never Be Anyone Else But You" — Stephen A. Love (April 30, 2011, Blue Jeans Music)
- "Travelin' Man" — Stephen A. Love (January 12, 2012, Blue Jeans Music)
- "Lonesome Town" — Stephen A. Love (May 21, 2012, Blue Jeans Music)