An accomplished composer, Steve Dorff is also one of the most successful songwriters in the United States. A three time Grammy and a five time Emmy nominee, Dorff has penned more than 20 Top Ten country and/or pop hits and nine chart-topping film tunes.
The music supervisor for George Strait’s 1992 film, Pure Country, which included two #1 hits – “Heartland” and “I Cross My Heart”, Dorff has been a constant presence of the music charts. His songs have furnished #1 hits for Eddie Rabbitt “Every Which Way But Loose”, Kenney Rogers “Through The Years”, Mel Tillis “Coca Cola Cowboy”, Clay Walker “Hypnotize the Moon”. Ronnie Milsap “Cowboys and Clowns” and Anne Murray “I Just Fall In Love Again” that captured Billboard’s #1 Song of the Year Award.
The lengthy list of additional artists who have covered his tunes include Barbara Streisand, Glen Campbell, Melissa Manchester, Karen Carpenter, Roy Rogers, Whitney Houston, and Vanessa Williams. Dorff has supplied scores for such movies as Tin Cup, Michael, Blast from the Past, and Dudley Do-Right and TV shows including Murphy Brown, Murder She Wrote, Growing Pains, Alien Nation, Major Dad, My Sister Sam, and Spencer for Hire.
Industry observers have dubbed multiple award winning Steve Dorff an enigma who has evolved into a gifted composer in every musical field. There is no way to capture the diversity he regularly displays scoring major motion pictures, television, theater, or via an array of #1 hit songs. In addition to winning the NSAI Songwriter of the Year award, Dorff has also been honored with more than 40 BMI and 11 Billboard #1 awards.