Award-winning songwriter and performer Steve Azar has returned to the Delta and his alma mater, as an artist-in-residence at Delta State University. Azar, who penned the hit song, “I Don’t Have To Be Me ‘Til Monday,’ will work with the Delta Music Institute’s music industry studies program and with the Entrepreneurship in Business Technology center in the College of Business at Delta State.
A Greenville native, Azar graduated from Delta State University in 1987 with a degree in business administration and went on to develop a successful career in the music industry as a singer, songwriter, producer, and publisher. As a writer, his hits include, “Waitin’ On Joe,” “Sunshine,” and “Big Blue Sky.” His biggest hit, “I Don’t Have To Be Me ‘Til Monday,” was honored by BMI with the “Million- Air” Award. It has received almost 3 million spins on the radio since release, and has a total audience of almost two billion. His “Waitin’ On Joe” video, featuring Morgan Freeman,was filmed in the Delta and nominated for CMA Video of the Year.
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