Duane Steele

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Duane Steele
Origin Hines Creek, Alberta, Canada
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1984-present
Labels Mercury
Royalty
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Website www.duanesteele.com

Duane Steele is a Canadian country music artist. He has released five studio albums and one greatest hits album, and has charted multiple singles on the Canadian country singles charts, including the Number One hit "Anita Got Married" in 1996.

Biography[edit]

Duane Steele's career began when he became the lead singer of the band Rock 'N' Horse in 1984.[1] The band released one album, Highways, in 1991, and the song "Real Good Love" reached No. 69 on the Canadian country singles chart. However, members of the band went their separate ways in 1993.

Steele moved to Nashville and signed a publishing contract with Warner-Chappell.[2] He scored a record deal with Mercury Records in 1995 after a performance during Canadian Country Music Week. The following year, he released his debut solo album, P.O. Box 423. The first four singles from the project all reached the top 10 on the Canadian country chart, including "Anita Got Married," which became Steele's first No. 1 song. He was nominated for the Vista Rising Star Award by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) in 1996, but lost to Terri Clark. He also received a nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year. In 1997, the Juno Awards nominated Steele for Best Country Male Vocalist, and also the all-genre Best New Solo Artist. He won his first award, Vocal Event of the Year, at the 1997 CCMA Awards for his duet with Lisa Brokop, "Two Names On An Overpass."

Steele's second album, This Is the Life, was released in September 1997. The disc included a cover of Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind." The first two singles, "Tell The Girl" and "If I Could Just Get To You," both reached the Canadian top 10. Steele was again nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year in 1998 at both the CCMA Awards and the Juno Awards. When subsequent singles failed to reach the top 30, Steele and Mercury parted ways.[3]

Steele moved back to Canada in 1999 and began writing for his third album. I'll Be Alright was released in August 2000 on Steele's own Jolt Records and distributed by Royalty Records. Seven singles were released from the project, including "The Good Side Of Your Goodbye," "This Is Love," "I-65" and "The Heart Of The It Don't Matter." In 2001, the CCMA named Steele Independent Male Artist of the Year.

Steele released a greatest hits album, Set List, in 2004. The album collected seventeen of Steele's biggest hits, along with three new songs. Steele's fourth studio album, Ghost Town, was released in 2006 on Icon Records. It was followed by Gas and Time, released in 2010 on Jolt.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

1990s[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
CAN Country
[4]
P.O. Box 423 32
This Is the Life
  • Release date: September 1997
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s[edit]

Title Album details
I'll Be Alright
  • Release date: August 2000
  • Label: Jolt/Royalty Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Ghost Town

2010s[edit]

Title Album details
Gas and Time
  • Release date: June 1, 2010
  • Label: Jolt Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
Dirt and Dreams
  • Release date: February 17, 2015
  • Label: Jolt Records
  • Formats: CD, music download

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
Set List
  • Release date: June 1, 2004
  • Label: Jolt/Royalty Records
  • Formats: CD, music download

Singles[edit]

1990s singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN Country
[5]
1996 "Stuck on Your Love" 2 P.O. Box 423
"Anita Got Married" 1
"The Trouble with Love" 3
"She's Tough" 10
1997 "Two Names on an Overpass"
(featuring Lisa Brokop)
21
"Tell the Girl" 9 This Is the Life
1998 "If I Could Just Get to You" 10
"If You Could Read My Mind" 32
"Right From the Start" 37
1999 "Little Black Dress" 33

2000s singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2000 "Make Me Crazy" I'll Be Alright
2001 "I'll Be Alright"
"The Goodside of Your Goodbye"
"What to Do"
2002 "This Is Love"
"I-65"
2003 "The Heart of the It Don't Matter"
2004 "Better Man" Set List
"Nobody Cheated, Nobody Lied"
2005 "Sad Country Song"
2006 "Comin' Back Around" Ghost Town
"Ghost Town"
2007 "What D'Ya Say"
"Blue Collar Man"
"Real Close"
2008 "Two People in a Room"
(featuring Stacie Roper)
"Bustin' Out"
2009 "Farm Girl" Gas and Time

2010s singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2010 "Blessed" Gas and Time
2011 "Waste of Good Whisky"
(featuring Sean Hogan)
2012 "Gas and Time"
2015 "Brave" Dirt and Dreams

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
CAN Country
[6]
1999 "Forever in Love" Shirley Myers 9 There Will Come a Day

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1996 "Stuck on Your Love"
"Anita Got Married"
"The Trouble with Love"
"She's Tough" Keith Harrick
1997 "Two Names on an Overpass"
(featuring Lisa Brokop)
"Tell the Girl"
1998 "Right from the Start"
2000 "Make Me Crazy"
2001 "The Goodside of Your Goodbye"
2002 "This Is Love"
2004 "Better Man"

Awards[edit]

Canadian Country Music Awards

  • 1997 - Vocal Collaboration of the Year ("Two Names On An Overpass" with Lisa Brokop)
  • 2001 - Independent Male Artist of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ Press Kit
  2. ^ CANOE - JAM! Music - Artists - Steele, Duane: Steele's lifetime devotion rewarded
  3. ^ CANOE - JAM! Music - Artists - Steele, Duane: Steele swears he'll survive loss of recording contract
  4. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Country Albums/CDs". RPM. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Shirley Myers". RPM. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 

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