Steelecounty

Steelecounty

 Cambridge, Ontario, CAN
BandCountry

A complete performance band, with big tight harmonies, instrumental versatility & songwriting. Steelecounty is the most well rounded band you'll find anywhere. This band has original music, and can cover anything from old classics, to today's in your face country, country-rock, & pop country.

Biography

A Kick em up* Country Band consisting of five dedicated songwriter/performers, featuring polished musical arrangements, “tight” vocal harmonies and instrumental versatility.

Steelecounty embodies five members featuring: Ryan Stead (songwriter, lead vocals, banjo, electric guitar, slide & acoustic)
Sterling Stead (songwriter, vocals, fiddle, keyboards, saxophone, & acoustic guitar)
Tom Graham (lead guitar, pedal steel) Kevin Sommerville (vocals, drums) &
Craig Nicholson (vocals, bass guitar)

Recent highlights include winning the Ontario Country Music Showdown Talent Search.
(Finishing first place, competing against 20 acts from across Ontario)

An appearance at the 19th annual Havelock Country Jamboree.
(Performed for over 20 thousand country fans)
Steelecounty opened for Earl Scruggs and Family, Connie Smith, and Mickey Gilley.

An appearance at the 2008 Fergus Truck Show (closing the show for Aaron “hold my beer” Pritchett and Gord Bamford).

State Champions of the “Colgate Country Showdown 2009” The largest talent search contest in the world.

May 2009 - Single "We Played The Devil" aired on radio WYKX 104.7 in Escanaba MI.

An appearance at the 2009 Fergus Truck Show opening for Terri Clark & Adam Gregory.

Regional finalists placing in the top 40 of 55,000 acts in the "Colgate Country Showdown" from across the U.S.

Lyrics

Out Of My Hands

Written By: Ryan Mills

1st Verse: I could come and hold you for a little while. Hold back the tears and I’ll try to smile. ‘Cause I know you’re leaving me today. And you ain’t comin’ back.

2nd Verse: Son I hope that you understand. I’ve done everything that a daddy can, and you know I’d take your place if I could, so you could have a chance. ‘Cause things ain’t been the same since your mama passed away, and you’re the only reason I can make it through the day. He just looked at me, and he said daddy please, don’t let me go…

Chorus: Daddy hold on to me, and don’t let me go. I promise I’ll be good for you, I promise I’ll be strong. And as he said these words to me, I couldn’t understand, why a miracle, is out of my hands.

3rd Verse: Couldn’t hold back and I began to cry, and in my mind was the question why. And he wiped away the tears from my eyes, said daddy don’t you cry. And as he slipped off into a peaceful dream, I
remember the final words he said to me. He said don’t be sad, I really love you dad. Don’t let me go…

Chorus: Daddy hold on to me, and don’t let me go. I promise I’ll be good for you, I promise I’ll be strong. And as he said these words to me, I couldn’t understand, why a miracle, is out of my hands.

Bridge: If I could have one more moment. If I could have just one more day. I would give my life, I would give my life, just to hear him say…ohh.

Chorus: Daddy hold on to me, and don’t let me go. I promise I’ll be good for you, I promise I’ll be strong. And as he said these words to me, I couldn’t understand, why a miracle, is out of my hands

Playboy Bunnies

Written By: Ryan Mills/Susan Spiegelhalter

1st Verse: The first time I seen her, she lit up my world, I could tell she wasn’t like all those regular girls,
No way she came from small town USA.

2nd Verse: She was a rockin’ little country girl, stilettos and jeans,
Playboy bunny belt, the American dream. Bleach blonde hair, and I started drifting away.

Chorus: I’ll bet she’s one of Hugh Heff’s girls, She’d get any guy in the world. I’ll bet she’d look great with a little less on, That’s why I’m sayin’ and now I’m sayin’ Playboy bunnies should all be country girls.

3rd Verse: It don’t matter who you are, where you been or where your from, Hot country girls will make anything fun. Hell ya, if you know what I’m talking about.

Chorus: I’ll bet she’s one of Hugh Heff’s girls, She’d get any guy in the world. I’ll bet she’d look great with a little less on, That’s why I’m sayin’ and now I’m sayin’ Playboy bunnies should all be country girls.

(playboy bunnies…playboy bunnies…)
Solo

Chorus: I’ll bet she’s one of Hugh Heff’s girls, She’d get any guy in the world. I’ll bet she’d look great with a little less on, That’s why I’m sayin’ and now I’m sayin’

Chorus: I’ll bet she’s one of Hugh Heff’s girls, She’d get any guy in the world. I’ll bet she’d look great with a little less on, That’s why I’m sayin’ and now I’m sayin’ That girl’s amazin’ I gotta say man, Playboy bunnies should all be country girls.

Tag: (ooh ooh playboy bunnies) Country girls, (ooh ooh playboy bunnies) Country girls, (ooh ooh playboy bunnies) Hot mama,
Ooh ooh playboy bunnies.

This Is My Life

Written By: Ryan Mills/David Joseph

1st Verse: I got something to say, it’s a long story, but I’m gonna let it all out. These 5 to 5 ways, will slowly destroy me, gradually wearin’ me down. And it hurts more today than it did yesterday, as I stare at a picture of my girl.

Chorus: When I lay down to sleep and I lay here beside her. She’ll never know what I’ve been through. So I fight for her dreams, ‘cause I won’t compromise her. I whisper everything’s alright. It’s so right, and this is my life.

2nd Verse: This game that we play, livin’ everyday, tryin’ to break away from the same. I work day into night, just to barely get by. God this just doesn’t seem right. But when I see her smilin’ it makes it worth while and, I thank God that I am alive.

Chorus: When I lay down to sleep and I lay here beside her. She’ll never know what I’ve been through. So I fight for her dreams, ‘cause I won’t compromise her. I whisper everything’s alright. It’s so right, and this is my life.

Bridge: When there’s no end in sight, you just turn out the light, and you believe there’s a day you’ll break through.

Chorus: When I lay down to sleep and I lay here beside her. She’ll never know what I’ve been through. So I fight for her dreams, ‘cause I won’t compromise her. I whisper everything’s alright. It’s so right, and this is my life.

Tag: Wahoo. (wahoo) Yeah. (this is my life) Wahoo. (wahoo)

We Played The Devil

Written By: Ryan Mills

1st Verse: Just about midnight, passin’ through Austin. Headin’ down to San Antone, another one night stand. We had to take it easy, stopped at the Roadhouse Den.

2nd Verse: Outside you could here, the place was rockin’ but you could’ve heard a pin drop when we walked in. The bartender said what you doin’ with that fiddle in your hand. ‘Cause you better know how to play boys, or trouble’s gonna find you friend.

Chorus: We played Devil went down to Georgia, South’s Gonna do it Again. Orange Blossom Special,
Faded Love, my Uncle Pen.

3rd Verse: Have you ever been to Texas, in the wild, wild, west. You better choose your weapon, and a kevlar vest, ‘cause there’s gonna be a shootout, and someone’s gonna eat some lead. So I’ll meet you at high midnight, and you better bring your best.

Chorus: We played Devil went down to Georgia, South’s Gonna do it Again. Orange Blossom Special,
Faded Love, my Uncle Pen.

Draw!

Discography

Steelecounty recently had their single "We Played The Devil" aired on WYKX 104.7 in Ecanaba MI, USA.

Ryan & Sterling Stead, also have both had songs placed in a movie which receives international play. "Tornado Warning"

Set List

We play original songs as well as cover songs.

Typical cover set list...
Boondocks - Little Big Town
How Long - The Eagles
Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Love Don't Live Here Anymore - Lady Antebellum
Put a Girl In It - Brooks & Dunn
Free & Easy - Dierks Bentley
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Marry For Money - Trace Adkins
Callin' Baton Rouge - Garth Brooks
She's Country - Jason Aldean
She Never Cried In Front of Me - Toby Keith

We have enough music, new and old, to fill a full night. 5/40 min. sets. - Whatever is required.