Houston, Texas born country pop artist Steven Ybarra has captivated and energized crowds across North America with his signature sound. He infuses contemporary pop elements into country-influenced songs, creating a unique slant on traditional country music. “My goal with my music is to help people get through challenges, while spreading a positive message,“ states Ybarra.
His last CD What I Really Want to Say debuted in the iTunes Top 100 Country Chart. Ybarra won the Durango Songwriter’s Expo for the song “Sum of Two Hearts,” and he won ‘Best Country’ at the Wine Country Music Awards. “What I Really Want to Say” topped the chart at #1 for 4 consecutive weeks on the New Country Artist Radio, and the video is aired on GAC and Heartland. Ybarra is currently nominated for a San Diego Music Award.
Ybarra has co-written with industry notables such as Skip Black (LoCash, Tyler Farr, Craig Morgan, Eric Paslay, Emerson Drive), Liz Hengber, (Sara Evans, Reba, Easton Corbin, Brooks & Dunn), Brian Maher ((Taylor Swift, Emerson Drive, Justin Moore, Gwen Sebastian), and Jeff Cohen (The Band Perry, Sugarland, Big & Rich, Santana). His last CD and upcoming new songs were recorded in Nashville, including new video footage from the noted Blackbird Studios.
Ybarra is a 4-time San Diego Music Award winner, a member of the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, and GRAMMY Recording Academy. He tours nationally and has been featured with Frankie Ballard, Eric Church, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, Gavin DeGraw, and many others.