Songwriter Steve Seskin
has written a large percentage of chart toppers and award winners. "Don't Laugh at Me," recorded by Mark Wills
, was named Song of the Year in 1999 by the Nashville Songwriters Association. It also received a Country Music Association nomination for Song of the Year. He's responsible for three John Michael Montgomery
hits, "No Man's Land," "If You've Got Love," and "Life's a Dance," as well as numerous others. The Tennessee Task Force Against Domestic Violence honored his "I Think About You," which was recorded by Collin Raye
. The video, too, earned notice, scoring Video of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1997.
started his career by performing on the streets of San Francisco. He issued a few albums through a label he had established, but left the West Coast for Nashville and a broader audience base in 1986. He returned to Nashville regularly and eventually was hired by Little Big Town Music Group. Soon, Waylon Jennings
had a hit with Seskin
's "Wrong" in 1990. Alabama
included his "She Can" on the group's Southern Star
album in 1989. In addition to singing and performing, Seskin
teaches songwriting at San Francisco State University, Nashville Songwriters Association International, and through the Northern California Songwriters Association.