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Robert Keith Stegall (born November 1, 1955[2]) is an American country music recording artist and record producer. Active since 1980, Stegall has recorded two major-label studio albums: 1985's Keith Stegall and 1996's Passages, although he is mainly known for his production work.

Keith Stegall
Birth nameRobert Keith Stegall[1]
Born (1955-11-01) November 1, 1955 (age 64)
OriginWichita Falls, Texas, United States
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Record producer
InstrumentsVocals
Acoustic guitar
Keyboard
Banjo
Years active1980–present
LabelsCapitol
Epic
Mercury
Associated actsAlan Jackson
Websitewww.keithstegall.com

Musical careerEdit

Keith Stegall was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1955. He performed in local bands, spent a short time in northwestern Louisiana (in the mid-1970s) where he operated a small-time music recording business, then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the persuasion of Kris Kristofferson.[3]

Stegall charted thirteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, with the highest-peaking being 1985's "Pretty Lady", a No. 10 hit.[2] Starting in the late 1980s, Stegall has been active primarily as a record producer for several recording acts, most notably Alan Jackson, George Jones, Zac Brown Band, and Clay Walker.[2] Stegall has also written several of Jackson's singles, as well as George Strait's Number one hit "I Hate Everything" and Dr. Hook's "Sexy Eyes".

In 2008, Stegall co-founded the label Bigger Picture Music Group.[4] The label closed in 2014.

In 2016, Stegall launched a Nashville-based production, management, and publishing firm, Dreamlined Entertainment Group, with Scott Miller of Miller Investment Management.[5]

In October 2017, Fangate Music, a label run by Australian country music promoter Rob Potts, in conjunction with Sony Music Australia, announced their partnership with Stegall's Dreamlined Entertainment Group.[6]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
Keith Stegall
  • Release date: April 10, 1985
  • Label: Epic Records
45
Passages
  • Release date: February 27, 1996
  • Label: Mercury Nashville
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1980 "The Fool Who Fooled Around" 58 N/A
1981 "Anything That Hurts You (Hurts Me)" 55
"Won't You Be My Baby" 65
1982 "In Love with Loving You" 64 40
1984 "I Want to Go Somewhere" 25 Keith Stegall
"Whatever Turns You On" 19
1985 "California" 13 11
"Pretty Lady" 10 12
"Feed the Fire" 45 N/A
1986 "I Think I'm in Love" 36 50
"Ole Rock and Roller (With a Country Heart)" 52 48
1996 "1969" 43 36 Passages
"Fifty-Fifty"A 75
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videosEdit

Year Video Director
1985 "California" N/A
1996 "1969" Piers Plowden
"Fifty-Fifty"
"Roll the Dice"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 401. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. "Keith Stegall biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  3. ^ http://www.rama-info.com/home/producers/third/bio2_text.html
  4. ^ http://biggerpicturegroup.com/updates/news/producer%E2%80%99s-chair-keith-stegall-189
  5. ^ "Keith Stegall Launches Dreamlined Entertainment Group". Jessica Nicholson. 2016-02-01.
  6. ^ "Sony Music Australia & Fangate Music partner with Dreamlined Entertainment". Tyler Jenke. October 17, 2017.