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Steve Free Releases New Christmas Song

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Award Winning Singer/Songwriter and FRATERNITY RECORDS Recording Artist STEVE FREE has released a new Christmas Song for the Holidays entitled JUST A BABY BOY. Steve is well known throughout the River Cities for his musical success in the Recording Industry and his live performances in the area. He has win numerous Music Awards, including 7 ASCAP AWARDS and a PLATINUM RECORD. He has placed 7 songs on the National and International Charts in his career and was nominated for the GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR THE ARTS IN OHIO in 1996 and 2000. He was named Singer/Songwriter of the year in 1996 by The ACADEMY OF INDEPENDENT RECORDING ARTIST (A.I.R.A)

His records are played all over the world and he is one of the most popular Folk Artist on European Radio. He records with FRATERNITY RECORDS in Cincinnati Ohio and JUST A BABY BOY is being released by HMG-NASHVILLE , one of the top Christian/ Inspirational labels in the country. Steve music is very eclectic covering folk/rock/country and other genres but as he says, " I am above all other things a storyteller with my songs and the story of Jesus' birth is the "greatest story ever told", so it was something I have always wanted try to write a song about". The song is being released to 1200 stations this week. HMG -Nashville A&R Rep Vivian Perry said that they felt the song had the potential to be come a "Christmas classic" and they plan to release it next year to even more stations. Also two Record labels in Nashville have already contacted Steve about having the song on Christmas compilations next year. Ms Perry says," Steve Free is well known in music circles for his smooth style and this song is a perfect fit for him, and the message so inspirational" with a new and unique style for a Christmas song. We often forget the true meaning of the season".

The Single will be available at many local venues soon and at Major Book stores or you can order it on line buy visiting Steve 's web site at - then go to The "My Music" page. The song can be heard on many radio stations in The river Cities in Maysville and Ashland Ky, Huntington and of course in Portsmouth on STEVE HAYES' " Get Up and Go Show on WNXT as well as WIOI and WLGC.

Steve will be re-releasing a song he had out a few years ago on Country radio FRIENDS IN THE WIND to 1000 stations in The Adult/ Inspirational market in February 2004 and he and his WHOLE BAND will be recording a new full-length CD on FRATERNITY RECORDS this spring. For schedule, bookings and other information visit or telephone 740-776-3159