Creating A “Luck Of His Own”, Steven Metz Sings Of the Simple Things We All Can Appreciate Even In Hard Times

By Lauren Schwab Eyre

Screen Shot 2020-07-13 at 5.36.17 PMI remember a time when all was good for this farm girl. I would work all day and live for the night to hang out with my country friends. I also remember times when Dad worried about having pigs to sell and nothing seemed to go our way.  Farm life can be full of ups and downs, I have found music for every moment to help me through.

A Little Luck Of My Own… 

Screen Shot 2020-07-06 at 11.27.14 AMIn a time where so much in life is uncertain and many folk find themselves down on their luck, Steven Metz releases an upbeat anthem “Luck Of My Own“. This one is for the hard working, simple country folk who won’t let life get them down. Who have gratitude in all they are given, from the gas in their tank to knowing the fish will always been there waiting for them in the lake on their worst day. If you need a pick me up, read on about Steven’s new music with just the right combo of roots, blues and a good guitar sound to lift your spirit.

 

Carolina Country Roots…

Screen Shot 2020-07-13 at 5.37.34 PMThe North Carolina native started playing piano at age eight. His parents passed on their Memphis roots in blues music from where they grew up. Influenced by bluegrass and Appalachian gospel, Steven began to blend these sounds to create his own. Song writing as a young boy led him back to his birth state of Florida. He attended Florida State University for commercial music then made the move to Nashville to chase his dream. Working hard to get his music heard has opened many opportunities including the release of several new singles this year and his plans to play keys for rising country musician Larry Fleet on Big Loud Records.

Taking Control of the Wheels…

Screen Shot 2020-07-13 at 5.52.45 PMProduced by Sal Oliveri, “Luck Of My Own” was written while Steven was on tour in Ohio. “I wrote it when I was coming out of a bad breakup and felt stagnant in my career. I was spinning my wheels and felt the need to take control of my life. I was playing a show in Ohio, sitting in my room with my head in my hands, not feeling great about stuff. I’m not really a fast writer, I try to take it slow and think about it deeply, but this one came quickly. I had the first rough draft of it in an hour or two. As soon as I started writing it, I knew I wanted to record it,” tells Steven.

Screen Shot 2020-07-06 at 11.27.03 AMThe Simple Things…

He sings to the simple things in life we all can appreciate. “Because the gas in my tank still gets my engine to crank when I’ve hit rock bottom. And the fish swimmin’ in the lake don’t give a dang about none of my troubles and problems, they’re always waiting …” he sings. Steven appreciates where he grew up and does what it takes to make music for others to relate to in the changing times of our lives. “A little help from the simple things in life sure help me come out on the other side stronger than before… So I just make a little luck of my own,” he sings.

Singing Carolina Blues… 

Screen Shot 2020-07-13 at 5.37.58 PMThe simple things in life are a theme in Steven’s music. Written with Mike Mueller, “Carolina Blues” is a coming of age and loss of innocence story. “Something most of us feel at some point where you grow up, graduate high school and make a big life change. For some people it’s getting married, for some people it’s moving to chase a dream or do something crazy. Everybody at some point has to make a big life change and you look back on what your life was like before that and it feels simple in a good way. I was trying to capture that feeling of when I got to go home and visit my family where I grew up. Bitter sweet, reminiscing and looking back on when it was more simple,” shares Steven.

Won’t Be Low For Long…

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Photo Credit @blackbiirdfly

“Every time I cross the Carolina line, a hundred memories come back running through my mind… you got me singing these Carolina blues,” he sings. While Steven will always appreciate the past in his music, he has future plans for another release this year and is hoping to record an acoustic EP.

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Photo Credit @blackbiirdfly

Follow Steven on Instagram @stevenmetzmusic to hear his music and see all he is doing in Nashville while singing of his North Carolina country roots.

Listen to “Luck of My Own” and “Carolina Blues” now on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and YouTube!

Photo Credit to @stevenmetzmusic and @blackbiirdfly

 

 

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