Steven Lee Olsen

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Steven Lee Olsen
Olsen (right) performing in 2023
Olsen (right) performing in 2023
Background information
Born (1985-11-25) November 25, 1985 (age 38)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
OriginNewmarket, Ontario, Canada
Years active2008–present

Steven Lee Olsen (born November 25, 1985) is a Canadian country music artist and songwriter. He is best known for his singles "Raised by a Good Time" and "Outta Yours", as well as for co-writing the Grammy-nominated single "Blue Ain't Your Color" by Keith Urban.

Olsen has also written songs for singers such as Craig Morgan, Garth Brooks, Dallas Smith, Rascal Flatts, The Judds, and Kevin Borg.[1][2]


He released his debut single "Now" in 2009, which was included on his 2009 debut album Introducing Steven Lee Olsen, released on RGK Records, . He followed his debut single with the release of another single "Make Hay While the Sun Shines". Olsen toured in the 2009 CMT on Tour Live show, along with Jason Blaine, Tara Oram and The Higgins.[3]

In April 2014, Olsen signed with Columbia Nashville.[4] Later that year, he released his major-label debut single, "Raised by a Good Time", which was certified Gold by Music Canada in August 2015. He released the album Timing Is Everything on his own label SLO Circus Records in 2018.[5]

In 2021, Olsen signed a joint record deal with Universal Music Canada and The Core Entertainment,[6] and released the extended play Relationship Goals,[7] which included the 2021 CFL Song of the Year, "What You're Made Of".[8] In early 2023, he released the single "Outta Yours" and joined the Canadian leg of Old Dominion's "No Bad Vibes Tour" as an opening act.[9][10] "Outta Yours" would chart on the Canadian Hot 100, marking a return to the chart for Olsen after nine years.[11]

In July 2023, Olsen made his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.[12] In August 2023, he released the single "Out Here" concurrently with the announcement of his new distribution deal with independent label Starseed Records.[13] He followed that up with "Bigger Than This Town" in April 2024.[14]



Title Details
Introducing Steven Lee Olsen
  • Release date: May 30, 2009
  • Label: RGK
Timing Is Everything
  • Release date: November 9, 2018
  • Label: SLO Circus
Relationship Goals


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN Country
US Country Airplay
2009 "Now" 19 Introducing Steven Lee Olsen
"Make Hay While the Sun Shines" 12 96 Non-album singles
2013 "Never Done It Like This" 17 86
2014 "Raised by a Good Time" 3 58 57
2015 "Just Like Love" 14
2018 "Timing Is Everything" 43 Timing Is Everything
2019 "Hello Country" 10 Non-album singles
2020 "Can't Not" 23
2021 "Relationship Goals" 6 Relationship Goals
2022 "Nashville or Nothing" 21 Non-album singles
2023 "Outta Yours" 5 86
"Out Here" 12 TBA
2024 "Bigger Than This Town"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Christmas singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2021 "Christmas is Hitting Me Different" Non-album single

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2009 "Now" James Wilkes
2010 "Make Hay While the Sun Shines"
2013 "Never Done It Like This"
2015 "Raised by a Good Time" Mason Dixon
2019 "Hello Country" Justin Mrusek
2021 "Relationship Goals" Taylor Kelly
"What You're Made Of"
2022 "Nashville or Nothing"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2015 Canadian Country Music Association Rising Star Nominated
2021 Country Music Association of Ontario Fans' Choice Nominated [19]
2022 Country Music Association of Ontario Single of the Year "Relationship Goals" Nominated [20]
Songwriter(s) of the Year "Relationship Goals" (with Brandon Day and Ava Suppelsa) Won [21]
CCMA Video of the Year "Relationship Goals" Nominated [22][23]
2023 Country Music Association of Ontario Fans' Choice Nominated [24]
Songwriter(s) of the Year "Nashville or Nothing" (with Brandon Day) Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Steven Lee Olsen". Reverb Nation. Retrieved June 10, 2009.
  2. ^ Hollabaugh, Lorie (July 21, 2021). "The Core Entertainment, Universal Music Canada Launch Joint Venture, Sign Steven Lee Olsen". MusicRow.
  3. ^ "CMT Tour Headed to Sarnia". The Observer. Retrieved June 10, 2009.
  4. ^ "Columbia Nashville Signs Steven Lee Olsen". MusicRow. April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  5. ^ Cantrell, LB (November 9, 2018). "Steven Lee Olsen Releases Debut Album 'Timing Is Everything'". Music Row Magazine.
  6. ^ Aswad, Jem (July 21, 2021). "The Core Entertainment and Universal Music Canada Launch Joint Venture; Steven Lee Olsen First Signing". Variety.
  8. ^ "STEVEN LEE OLSEN SINGS HIS WAY INTO THE CFL ON TSN". The Snap. Canadian Football League. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  9. ^ Campbell, Scott (March 10, 2023). "'Outta Yours': Canadian Steven Lee Olsen releases new single". Metroland Media Group. Retrieved July 11, 2023.
  10. ^ South, Whitney (January 30, 2023). "Shawn Austin Returns to Budweiser Gardens Tonight with Old Dominion". 519 Magazine. Retrieved February 6, 2023.
  11. ^ a b "Steven Lee Olsen Chart History – Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  12. ^ Krewen, Nick (July 22, 2023). "From Scarborough to the Grand Ole Opry: Steven Lee Olsen spins a yarn of crushed dreams, miracles, and a guardian angel". Toronto Star. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  13. ^ Dagg, Nanci (August 27, 2023). "Steven Lee Olsen shares new single, "Out Here"". Canadian Beats Media. Retrieved August 27, 2023.
  14. ^ "STEVEN LEE OLSEN SHARES "BIGGER THAN THIS TOWN"". Canadian Beats Media. April 15, 2024. Retrieved April 22, 2024.
  15. ^ "Steven Lee Olsen Album & Song Chart History – Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  16. ^ "Steven Lee Olsen Chart History – Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  17. ^ "Canadian singles certifications – Steven Lee Olsen – Raised By a Good Time". Music Canada.
  18. ^ "Canadian singles certifications – Steven Lee Olsen – Outta Yours". Music Canada. Retrieved March 11, 2024.
  19. ^ "2021 Winners & Nominees". CMA Ontario. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  20. ^ "2022 CMAOntario Awards Nominees Announced". CMA Ontario. March 24, 2022. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  21. ^ "10th Annual CMAOntario Awards Winners Announced". CMA Ontario. June 6, 2022. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  22. ^ "2022 CCMA AWARD NOMINEES". Canadian Country Music Association. July 20, 2022. Archived from the original on September 13, 2022. Retrieved September 12, 2022.
  23. ^ "CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION REVEALS FIRST ROUND OF 2022 AWARD WINNERS AT THE CCMA MUSIC INDUSTRY GALA DINNER & AWARDS". Canadian Country Music Association (Press release). Global News Wire. September 12, 2022. Archived from the original on September 12, 2022. Retrieved September 12, 2022.
  24. ^ "2023 CMAOntario Awards: Celebrating the Best Country Music In Ontario". Front Porch Music. March 27, 2023. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  25. ^ "2023 CMAOntario Awards: Winners Announced!". Country Music Association of Ontario. June 5, 2023. Archived from the original on June 5, 2023.

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