Global Songwriters Member Spotlight
Ruben Estevez, Songwriter
Music has always been a huge part of Ruben’s life. At 5, he started playing the piano and writing poetry, and by 14, he had already written his first song. That creative drive has only grown over the years. Ruben moved to Nashville from Texas back in 1995 to pursue his passion for songwriting. Two years later, he landed a writing deal with Word Records and has a number of Contemporary Christian Music cuts to his name, including one with The Imperials. While at Word, his publisher turned him onto Country music and he was hooked! In addition to being a full-time IT Project Manager, he spends much of his spare time writing Country music!
In 2007, Ruben received his first No.1 on the Indie Country Charts when a Canadian artist, Vivian Ashton, recorded his song “Why”. On a whim in 2011, he decided to enter The Music City Songwriter competition hosted by Craig Morgan and sponsored by the Nashville Visitors Bureau. Out of 2,200 entries, his song “Lie”, co-written with Jason Massey and Brad Ramsey, won the Grand Prize. This got the attention of Tracy Lawrence who was in the midst of looking for songs for his next major album release. In the summer of 2013, “Lie” was cut by Tracy Lawrence on his “Headlights, Taillights and Radios” album. Check it out here!
It is scheduled to be released as his third single in late February 2014, along with a music video.
Ruben’s wheels are always turning, hoping to come up with that next big song idea! It’s in his blood! “I feel incredibly blessed to be living in a town like Nashville where pursuing your dreams isn’t a luxury, it’s do or die for many that live here! And if no one ever records any of your songs, you keep writing because it’s your passion!” Ruben’s looking forward to what’s next, knowing that as always, there will be a lot of hard work ahead. But he’s up for the task.