Steve Sanders (musician)
|Birth name||Steve Sanders|
|Also known as||Little Steve Sanders|
|Born||September 17, 1952|
|Died||June 10, 1998 (aged 45)|
Cape Coral, Florida
|Associated acts||The Oak Ridge Boys|
Steve Sanders (September 17, 1952 – June 10, 1998) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as being the replacement for William Lee Golden, the baritone in The Oak Ridge Boys, who had left the group in 1987.
Sanders began singing gospel music at the age of five. He began an acting career on Broadway at age 12, appearing in The Yearling. From 1966 to 1971, he recorded gospel albums. He made his debut with The Oak Ridge Boys band in 1981 as a rhythm guitarist. After William Lee Golden left, he sang baritone with the group from 1987 to 1995.
Sanders died in 1998 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
- 1966: A Young Boy's Prayer (MGM Records)
- 1968: I'm Happy Now (Canaan Records)
- 1969: Little Steve Sings Big (Canaan Records)
- 1969: This Is My Valley (Canaan Records)
- 1970: In The Springtime of his Years (Canaan Records)
- 1971: Now (Canaan Records)
With The Oak Ridge Boys
- 1987: Heartbeat
- 1988: Monongahela
- 1989: American Dreams
- 1989: Greatest Hits 3 (compilation)
- 1991: Unstoppable
- 1992: The Long Haul
- 1995: Country Christmas Eve
Singles he was featured on
- 1988: "Gonna Take a Lot of River"
- 1988: "Bridges and Walls"
- 1988: "Beyond Those Years"
- 1989: "No Matter How High"
- 1990: "Lucky Moon"
- Steve Sanders at the Internet Broadway Database
- Steve Sanders on IMDb
- Steve Sanders at AllMusic
- Steve Sanders at Find a Grave