SOCAN was pleased to present both a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award and a SOCAN Country Music Award to Steven Lee Olsen for “Make a Life, Not a Living.” SOCAN Creative Executive, Los Angeles and Nashville, Liam Russell presented both plaques to Olsen on Feb. 22, 2024, at a breakfast in Nashville.

The No. 1 Song Award is for “Make a Life, Not a Living” scaling the peak of the Nielsen Canada Country chart on July 5, 2021; the Country Music Award is for being one of the songs in that genre that achieved the greatest number of performances on domestic radio and on-demand audio streams in 2021.

“Make a Life, Not a Living” is co-written by Olsen, Brandon Day (BMI), and Cary Barlowe (SESAC), published by Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd., and performed by Brett Kissel.

SOCAN congratulates Steven Lee Olsen on these great achievements!

Brett Kissel, Steven Lee Olsen, Make A Life Not A Living

Select the image to play the YouTube video of the song “Make a Life, Not a Living”