Meet Oliver Steel, one of the contestants and also one of the frontrunners on Season 21 of American Idol. Oliver, who tried to get into the competition before, was the last first-round audition the judges heard this season. Let us tell you all about it and more in this writing called ‘Oliver Steele Bio’.
Oliver Steele On American Idol
So far, it is known that Oliver Steele makes it to the Hollywood Round.
Oliver has auditioned for American Idol several times before, but Season 21 was the first time he ever made it to audition or in front of the judges. He sang Eric Clapton’s “Change the World” and also invited his dad on stage after Lionel Richie asked him to. The judges also joined in after a while. Singing along Oliver was also able to leave all three of them in tears. The story Oliver shared about his and his father’s connection to music had a powerful impact on everyone witnessing the act.
Even fans thought Oliver’s performance felt heartfelt. Soon after seeing his performance, they took to the internet to express both their amazement over the artist’s voice and at how deeply his story touched them.
On 28 March 2023, when the very video of him on YouTube achieved 1 million views, Oliver “so overwhelmed and overjoyed”, thanked everyone for showing him immense love and support.
How Much Is Oliver Steele’s Net Worth?
Oliver Steele reportedly had less than $100K net worth as of March 2023. And until July of 2022, he was still struggling to make ends meet. He revealed this himself on Facebook when he composed a status. So, he was asking people if they have any odd jobs for him in the next few days. He said he has got some bills so in desperate for money.
Fast forward to his Idol audition, even that was sponsored by his “beautiful” friend Cay Aliese, who started a GoFundMe page to help him. This friend of his organized the funding campaign as “Help Ollie on his American Idol Journey”.
Back in May 2015, after Oliver graduated from high school, he decided to serve his country in the Air Force.
In mid-2021, Oliver had started questioning his dream of being a musician, just when he found himself crossing paths with Breedlove. Since then and he has honed his craft as a singer, musician, and songwriter. In these past years, Oliver also worked with some of the top-notch artists and musicians in the Nashville area, including The Pitch Meeting band. And at this point, he was working on his debut album and making his audience feel ecstatic at local venues in and around Nashville.
He also entertained listeners on Spotify, where his latest release is marked s “As It Was”. He also has been sharing other artists’ covers on his YouTube channel and other social media platforms.
Oliver Steele Family
Oliver Steele gets his love of music from none other than his father. The patriarch you should know is a professional blues guitarist Toby Steele, who was mentored by the Texas Troubadours. A “loving son, dad, and grandfather” is how Toby goes on social media as.
During his Idol audition, Oliver explained that his dad had a stroke which had severely limited his mobility on his left side. “He is part of the reason I want to do this, is for him. He’s the reason I’m here,” he explained before getting his singing voice out.
Oliver’s dad and mom, Kristi Meade Williams, are no longer together. On her Facebook, the matriarch has introduced herself as the “Mom to 4 kidsHolly, Hunter, Jackson, and Savannah. And 3 grandsons Ryder and Walker and Bryson”. Also, she is someone who received Masters’s degree in Education at Marygrove College.
Oliver’s Bio on Breedlove, to which he has been officially affiliated, it is said that Oliver grew up in a diverse family. In the family, Oliver also has a bunch of siblings. They are his sisters Holly DeGrendel and Savannah and brother, Hunter Lawson.
How Old Is Oliver Steele?
Oliver Steele was born in 1998. So, he turned 24 years old in 2022.
And he happens to go around also as Jackson Steele.
Oliver Steele Height
Ruggedly good-looking Oliver Steele stands above 6 feet in height.
Oliver Steele Girlfriend
At the time of this writing, Oliver Steele did not seem to have a girlfriend. Even, his relationship status on Facebook was marked ‘single’.
When Is Oliver Steele’s Birthday?
Oliver Steeles’s birthday was not known as of now.
Where Is Oliver Steele From?
Oliver Steele originally hails from his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. In 2019, he moved to Wilsonville, Oregon. As of 2023 though, he was based in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.
Is Oliver Steele On Instagram And Facebook?
Yes. Oliver Steele can be found on Instagram and Facebook. As of 28 March 2023, his IG account @oliversteelemusic included 52 posts and 9,201 followers. And he also showed regular glimpses of his life on ‘Oliver Steele (Oliver)’ Facebook. Of course, he did not limit himself to just these. One could also give him a follow on TikTok @oliversteelemusic.
By the look at Oliver’s activities here, one can tell he is greatly influenced by the likes of Jack Johnson.