Someday I’m Gonna Rent This Town! is a peek behind the musical curtain, written with humor and truth, revealing the struggles and glories of life as a hit songwriter. From Eddie Rabbitt’s, "I Love a Rainy Night," to Dr. Hook’s, "When You’re in Love With a Beautiful Woman," the creative process is laid bare for all to see. Welcome to the odd world of Even Stevens. How does a preacher’s kid from a small farm town arrive in a beat-up mail truck with 40 bucks in his pocket, survive on the cold, lonesome streets of Nashville, and end up a BMI "Songwriter of the Century"? Even Stevens pulls back the curtain for a peek at the music business in his book Someday I’m Gonna Rent This Town!, revisiting the rejection, false promises, inspiring creative characters, and money-grubbing scum suckers he met along the way: the drugged up record label exec, the Tina Turner “mistake,” Clint Eastwood, and more. From his “Hippy” days in San Francisco to creating hit songs, the world of an aspiring songwriter is laid bare for all to see. Welcome to the odd world of Even Stevens.
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About the Author
Even Steven’s legendary songwriter, music producer and entrepreneur career spans many years and stylistic borders, from the multi- platinum international hit, “When You’re in Love With a Beautiful Woman” by rock’s Dr. Hook, to the three-week-running #1 hit, “ I Love a Rainy Night” by long-time partner and superstar, Eddie Rabbitt. He has accumulated an unprecedented 53 BMI Awards. He is also the winner of an Big Apple Advertising Award. He has written ASCAP’s Most Played Song of the Year, “Love Will Turn You Around” by Kenny Rogers and won BMI’s Robert J. Burton Award, Song of the Year for “Suspicions” by Eddie Rabbitt, earning him the distinction as a BMI “Songwriter of the Century.” He has had #1 songs in numerous motion pictures and television productions. He lives in Carthage, IN.