Stephen Allen Davis

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Stephen Allen Davis

Stephen Allen Davis

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Stephen Allen Davis (Revelry) grew up outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Seeing The Beatles on Ed Sullivan on February 9, 1964, would forever change what he wanted to do with his life. From age 14, he organized his own bands and performed his own songs on stage.

In the summer of 1967, Davis began playing bass in a band that worked in the infamous “Printer’s Alley” and later became the house band in Indianapolis at the Sugar Shack. A few months later, Davis was in his first publisher meeting with Al Gallico Music when he decided to play a brand new song he had written only months prior. The song, “Take Time To Know Her” would become a huge hit for Percy Sledge and at 19 years old, he signed his first publishing deal and a recording contract with RCA Records.

Since then Davis has written over 300 songs that have been recorded. He has received18 BMI song awards and has been nominated for two Grammys. He has three BMI Million Air award songs in his catalog. The Jo Dee Messina song “Stand Beside Me” is a 3 million performance song. His songs have been recorded by a diverse group of artists. Everyone from Diana Ross to Tammy Wynette, Joe Cocker to George Jones, Meatloaf to Johnny Paycheck and John Hiatt to Ronnie Dunn.

Davis has released four CDs, including “The Light Pink Album,” Human/Human,” “The Pinecliffe Tapes” and “The Desert Sessions CD and DVD.” “The Desert Sessions” was picked up by PBS and has been airing across the U.S. He is currently writing/producing and living in Nashville.