Tate let us in on what it was like to have his video for "Holler If You're With Me" released in a Pepsi ad at the Grammys: "It was very cool. Having your career kind of put in motion at the Grammys isn't a bad thing."
Tate's family is reacting and adjusting well to his instant stardom and are really excited. Tate, always the family man, celebrated his win by spending quality time with his family: "We, you know, had a lot of family time because of the away time during the show. We just kind of hung out and didn't do a lot you know."
When talking about his self-titled debut album Tate made it clear that he wanted the album to be representative of who he is as an artist: "I wanted it to be me. I wanted it to represent me as an artist and my personality. See, I love having fun. I'm a fun guy, a normal guy. I love country music, and that's how we approached this album - find songs, write songs that fit me and my personality. I think we did a pretty good job of it on this first album."
Tate is very proud of the reception that his first single, "Power of a Love Song" has been receiving: "It's awesome. As an artist, this is what you look forward to when you're thinking about what you want to do. You look forward to your first single and you look forward to your first album. I'm crazy excited. The feedback we've been getting from "Power of a Love Song" is really, really good.
Tate went on to talk about another of his favorite songs on the album: "There's another ballad on the album that I really love. It's got a great message. It's called "Ordinary Angels." [I'm] Super excited about that and hopefully we'll get to release that one of these days as a single too."
One of the most exciting things Tate has gotten do since the win is work with some of his favorite artists: "I got to write with some of the people I really respect in the industry - Joe Diffy, who is one of my favorite singer, I got to write with him, and David Lee Murphy, Shane Minor. I've gotten to write with a bunch of great song writers - John Rich from Big and Rich. I'm making friends. I'm so blessed to be in this position and I want to do well."
Tate can't wait to go on tour to thank all of his fans: "I can't thank them enough for this opportunity and I can't wait to see them all out on the road."
Download Tate Steven's debut single "Power of a Love Song" on iTunes March 12th.