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Steven Ross Jahn: Biography

Steven Ross Jahn - Owner, Singer, Songwriter, Performer & Tribute Artist

Steven Ross Jahn was born December 2, 1959 in Flint, Michigan. At the age of five, he started singing with his parents and 4 brothers and sisters in a gospel setting at his home and other places around Flint. When Steven was 10 years old, he began learning to play the acoustic guitar and honing his voice while singing along with records in his parent’s basement using an old reel to reel tape player as a PA system. Throughout his teenage years, Steven sang in various garage bands and worked on his songwriting skills.

In 1980 shortly after being married, he and his wife Renee moved to South Texas and made the lower Rio Grande Valley their new home. While he worked as a salesman at a mobile home sales center in Harlingen Texas, he began acquiring a feel for country music. During his six year stay in the Harlingen area he appeared on various Trinity Broadcasting Network Christian telethons and he also appeared on a regularly aired television program called "The Faith That Pleases God"! In 1984 Steven won his first singing contest on a Hispanic television station performing "After the Lovin" by Engelbert Humperdinck. This accomplishment launched him into the category of professional singer, that has taken him on a musical journey that has now lasted over 25 years.

After winning his first singing competition in 1984, Steven was entered into KBFM'S Texas Star Search Competition, in 1985, to compete for an appearance on the late Ed McMahon's television show in New York. Winning in several rounds in the male vocalist category, Steven placed 2nd overall in the competition. This small hurdle, however, wasn’t enough for him to give up on his dream of singing and songwriting professionally.

After returning home to Michigan in 1986, he began writing and recording songs about his experiences while living in the Valley of South Texas. While working on the album "South Texas Wind", Steven had made an acquaintance with an agency owner named Martin Davidson who shopped Steven to some record labels in Nashville, such as Arista Records. While rubbing elbows with some industry people at the Billboards 20th anniversary awards show for Bob Seger, Steven found himself in Nashville recording his most recognized song released by Round Robin Records called "Santa Bring My Daddy Home".

After receiving significant airplay, Steven decided to follow up with another album called "My Extraordinary Woman" which was the title track. The album also included some of Steven's originals found by TJ Kirby, a Nashville publisher and artist manager who acquired this song and several others for Steven. Produced by one of Nashville’s most well-known record producers Ronnie Lite, the sound now placed Steven in a class of singers that could compete with the NOW SOUND of country music in the 90's.

Never losing his Christian roots, Steven recorded a Gospel album titled "Only for His Eyes" which is still one of his top selling CD’s today. With a remake of Marvin Gaye's smash hit "What's Goin’ On" and a twist of the 1979 Chart Buster "Hold On" by Ian Gomm, Steven had now crossed over into both the country and gospel music genres. His album released in 1999 "South Texas Wind" earned Steven notoriety that has reached other areas of the world including a 10 star review from "Whisperin’ and Hollerins" music review magazine critic Kirby Raine, from the United Kingdom, and a record distribution deal in the Philippines in Tower Records.

In 2001 shortly after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Steven decided to release another Christmas album with his new Christmas hit called "Christmas is My Favorite Time of Year" the title track to the CD. In 2007 the CD received an amazing regular rotation on WGDN 103.1 FM.  The station highlighted four of Steven's Christmas songs off the album, and awarded him their "Artist of The Month” award. WGDN 103.1 is one of Mid-Michigan’s largest country stations, covering a 100 mile radius.

Due to be released in the Winter of 2010 on Jahn’s newly formed record label Dreamway Records is the very anticipated "My Incorruptible Crown” CD. This album is a compilation of Steven’s new gospel songs and guarantees to touch your soul with a newfound inspiration. Steven has recently formed a new stage show and is now booking venues for the "The Stars of the Stage" country music tribute show! This show features Steven performing as artists such as Toby Keith, Charlie Rich and Ronnie Milsap, Engelbert Humperdinck, Mickey Gilley, Gordon Lightfoot and more. Steven will be combining within his already busy schedule his new record label Dreamway Records, a talent discovery company, which will be coming to cities across the country to seek the hottest new singer or act out there.  Please stay up to date on Steven Ross Jahn’s Dreamway Entertainment Inc. by following their blog which is located at