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Steve Oriet - Diggin On You



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Looks like Luke Bryan, sounds like no one else grait song wrighter.keep your eye on him

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Steve Oriet, friends call me Steve O.  I was born and raised in River Canard/Lasalle Ontario, Canada and currently live in Windsor Ontario. 
I grew up listening to all genres of music, everything from rock to pop to rap and country.   In fact, my father is and has always been my biggest inspiration because he balanced an incredible business life with being a very talented guitar player and singer.   I loved listening to him play at weddings, churches, family gatherings and he is why my deep appreciation and love of music grew.
When I hit 17 my buddy and I took a spontaneous road trip to Grandbend, Ontario and on the way he cranked up some music.   It was all Tim McGraw and Kenney Chesney and from that point on I was in love with country music. 
When I was 19 years old my Dad and I listened to CMT and Jason Aldean’s new song “Why”. I turned and said to my Dad “I gotta learn to play guitar so I can play this song”.   I learned on my father’s 6 string Washburn and from that day on, I was hooked. 
I started writing music and was recently blessed with having the opportunity to collaborate in Nashville  with the Steve O'Brien on my song Stomp, soon to be released and Alex Seier on my song Diggin on You which is now released.    The one and only Johnny Dwinell and his fabulous team at DareDevil Production gave life to my dream recording these songs in Nashville.  
Still more to come with my next release “The Way You Make Me”.   My life is entwined with Country Music and there is so much more to accomplish.

Press Release

Local country singer Oriet heading back to Nashville

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Published on: February 23, 2017 | Last Updated: March 1, 2017 9:11 PM EST
Steve Oriet wants so much to put Windsor on the map, he’s heading to Nashville.
Later this month, the local up-and-coming singer-songwriter is packing his bags and his talents and heading south to launch his country music career.
“With everything that’s going on, my head’s in a bit of a spin,” Oriet said.
He will be working with Nashville-based songwriter Steve O’Brien on two new songs. He’s also teaming with Gary Bradshaw at the music promotion company Beyond the Song to connect him with more than 10,000 radio stations.
Oriet hopes his first single will be on the charts in April. 
“I really, really, really, really want to have a country song that becomes a hit so I can say, ‘It came from Windsor,’” he said in a phone interview. “I want to bring Windsor into country music.”
Country singer Steve Oriet of Windsor is travelling to Nashville hoping to launch a career. NICK BRANCACCIO / WINDSOR STAR
It all started when he heard Jason Aldean’s hit song Why on Country Music Television. Oriet said he begged his father, who plays guitar, to teach him to play so he could learn that song.
“I had tried multiple times to learn to play the guitar,” Oriet said, but to no avail. “My dad said to me, ‘This is the last time I’m going to try teaching you!’” 
But this time, Oriet worked up to six hours a day practising the guitar until he mastered it.
Then came the singing. 
“I never even knew I could sing,” he said with a laugh. Oriet said his father teased him when he sang along with the radio, calling him “tone deaf.” But he practised hard to hit the right notes.
“I would make a quick 30-second video and flip it back and listen to it,” he said. “And I’d think, ‘OK, wow, that sucks. But I can change this or that.’”
Oriet said his intense work ethic and attention to detail brings out the best in his performance.
“It didn’t come naturally to me,” he said. “It comes out ugly 100 times before it comes out good.”
It came out so well that Oriet was invited to play at one of North America’s top country music hotspots.
Oriet travelled to Nashville in 2015, and performed at the world-famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge. Playing the lounge is a milestone in the careers of many famous country stars including Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Patsy Cline.
“There must have been a few hundred people in there, I imagine,” Oriet said. His friend filmed the performance, and Oriet’s nerves made it onto the B-roll.
“He didn’t know he had his camera on already, but there was a little audio just while the camera was focused on the ground of me going, ‘Oh my God, I’m super nervous,’” Oriet said. “But we got in there and it was awesome.”  
Oriet is holding a fundraiser at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12 at 2090 Brant St., in Windsor on March 12 at 3 p.m. to help offset the costs of his return to Nashville.
Attendees will enjoy a pasta dinner, a 50/50 draw, and live music from Oriet and his father, Gary. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children, available at the door.





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