Hit Songwriter Bios—Steve Dorff

Steve Dorff

Industry observers have dubbed multiple award winning Steve Dorff an enigma who has evolved into a gifted composer in every musical field. There is no way to capture the diversity he regularly displays scoring major motion pictures, television, theater, or via an array of # 1 hit songs. In addition to winning the NSAI Songwriter of the Year award, Dorff has also been honored with more than 40 BMI, and 11 Billboard #1 awards.

His was a formidable breakthrough, accelerated through a highly productive association with the legendary Clint Eastwood, beginning with "Every Which Way But Loose." This out-of-the-box smash soon paved the way for a raft of compositions reflecting all musical genres, from contemporary sounds to haunting orchestral melodies.

Three-time Grammy nominee and a fixture on the nation's charts, his dossier includes nine #1 film songs and 15 Top 10 hits, including the Kenny Rogers' classic "Through The Years," a BMI 3 million performance song, as well as "I Just Fall In Love Again," the Anne Murray record that captured Billboard's #1 Song Of The Year honors. His many songs have been sung by some of the greatest artists of our time—Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, George Strait, Vanessa Williams and countless others.

Emmy Nominee for five television compositions, his credits are exemplary and include such stalwarts as "Murphy Brown" and "Murder She Wrote." You'll also find his name on evergreens like "Growing Pains," "Alien Nation," "Spenser: for Hire," "Major Dad," "Columbo," "Reba" and the ABC hit "Rodney."

His many TV and cable movie credits include the Emmy nominated CBS mini-series "Elvis," the Hallmark Hall of Fame "Rose Hill," the animated Christmas classic "Annabelle's Wish," "Babe Ruth," "The Quick and The Dead," "Moonshine Highway" and "The Defiant Ones." Dorff’s many movie songs and scores have been featured in "Bronco Billy," "Blast From The Past," "Rocky IV," "Pure Country," "Tin Cup," "Michael," "Dudley Do-Right," "Dancer, Texas," "The Last Boy Scout," "Curly Sue" and "Honky Tonk Man."

Perhaps Dorff’s most ambitious move to date has been a giant leap into his first love, musical theater. He currently has two projects making their way to the stage: "Josephine" (The Josephine Baker Story) and "Pure Country" (The Musical).

Visit Steve's Website

Through The Years - Sheet Music (Digital Download)

Stephen H. Dorff - Theme From "Growing Pains" - Sheet Music (Digital Download)



Steve Dorff has appeared a number of times at the Durango Songwriters Expo. He has been an important voice on several Panel Discussions (notably those devoted to music opportunities in TV and Film where Steve has had inordinate success, penning many #1 soundtrack compositions). Steve has also performed his great songs at DSE concerts and recently conducted an extremely informative and entertaining Songwriting Workshop with his friend and hit-songwriting partner, Bobby Tomberlin.


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