Media Alert Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Steve Dorff Releases Audiobook Edition of Memoir
I Wrote That One, Too...A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney
Nashville, TN - January 30, 2019...Songwriters Hall of Fame member Steve Dorff has lent his voice to the audiobook edition of his memoir, I Wrote That One, Too...A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney, out now from BMG Books. Steve is known as one of the most diverse and successful songwriters and composers of the last twenty-five years. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Cher, Anne Murray, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and more. Dorff has also established himself as a gifted film and television composer on hits such as Reba, Growing Pains, Murphy Brown, Murder She Wrote, Every Which Way But Loose, and numerous others.
I Wrote That One, Too... chronicles Steve's journey from his childhood in Queens to Manhattan to Nashville to his eventual arrival in Los Angeles, sharing anecdotes, advice, and insights into his phenomenal career along the way. This audiobook is a stargazer, as Dorff recounts a host of often-hilarious behind-the-scenes stories that feature the many famous singers, musicians, producers, and lyricists with whom he has collaborated.
Full of heartfelt stories, hard-earned wisdom, and charming wit, I Wrote That One, Too… is an ideal listen for musicians, music fans, and anyone who has chased a dream and survived the surprising, but often serendipitous, turns in the road.
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"Steve wrote a beautiful song called 'Through the Years' that ended up being one of the most well-known and requested songs of my career. His successes have been many, and I've enjoyed watching him achieve so much with his diverse talent. I'm not sure there is anything he can't do." - Kenny Rogers
"Steve is one of the most talented songwriters I've known over the years, and, even more importantly, he's one of the kindest and most humble. It's a treat that he's opening up about his life story, so dig in and enjoy!" - Donald Passman
ABOUT STEVE DORFF
Songwriters Hall of Fame member Steve Dorff's career as a songwriter spans five decades and includes more than 40 BMI awards, 20 Top 10 hits, 14 Billboard No. 1's, and an American Music Award. The Grammy and Emmy-nominated songwriter and composer has had songs recorded by more than 400 artists from all genres of music, as well as 28 movie scores and countless theme songs and placements on TV series.
Dorff's songs have been recorded by iconic artists such as Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Dusty Springfield and countless others. His chart hits include Rogers’ “Through the Years,” Murray’s “I Just Fall in Love Again,” Strait’s “I Cross My Heart,” and Eddie Rabbitt’s "Every Which Way But Loose”—the title track from Clint Eastwood’s 1978 film. Dorff has composed TV music for shows such as Murphy Brown, Growing Pains, Murder She Wrote, Columbo, Reba, Spenser: For Hire, Just the Ten of Us, and The Singing Bee. His film contributions include songs and scores for Pure Country, Bronco Billy, Rocky IV, Tin Cup, and Honky Tonk Man.
Dorff published his memoir, I Wrote That One Too...A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney, via Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard. He enjoys performing his best-loved songs at venues across the country and producing tracks for artists.
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