Steve started his professional drumming career at the age of 9 touring with Jerry Short and The Countrymen. The Countrymen became very popular in Country and Gospel venues playing many times on The Grand ‘Ol Opry/WSM and on the TV show “Gospel Singing Jubilee”. “The Countrymen” were also in demand playing thousands of revival meetings with many evangelists, including R.W. Schambach and C.M. Ward. This training at such a young age gave Steve a head start in his versatile technique. In the late 1980’s Steve returned to the road touring the U.S. with Reba McEntire, and in the late 1990’s touring the world with The Byron Berline Band.
Steve began playing sessions at the age of 11, and has continued to be one of the most recorded drummers in Oklahoma, playing on hundreds of commercial and custom recordings all over the country. In the mid 1980’s he began his training in Audio/Video engineering and production. He cultivated his skills working on staff at multiple studios while continuing to do sessions and television in Oklahoma City, Nashville and Dallas for many legends.
Recording and producing credits including Reba McEntire’s double platinum album, “Merry Christmas To You”, Wanda Jackson, Connie Smith, R.W. Schambach’s “Live in Brooklyn”, Sherman Andres, Byron Berline, Henson Cargill, Roy Clark, Donna Douglas, Red Stegall, Norma Jean, Mason Williams, Butch & Ben McCain, Les Gilliam, Willard Scott, The Archers, “Big” John Hall, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and David Ingles.
TV Credits also include Love Special, Joan Rivers Show, Nashville Now, The Butch and Ben McCain Show, Music City News Awards, Sunday in the City, The Rodeo Opry and Jude N Jody.From movie soundtracks and symphony orchestras to country albums and television commercials, Steve Short has a lifetime of experience that has sharpened his technical ability to encompass all musical genres, and is known as one of the many incredible talents that have emerged from the great state of Oklahoma.