Anderson songwriter Steve Wallace honored by Austin, Indiana House
INDIANAPOLIS – Steve Wallace of Anderson, who has gained worldwide recognition for the songs he has written, was honored this week by State Rep. Terri J. Austin (D-Anderson) and the Indiana House.
Wallace, a longtime Anderson resident, has been working as a songwriter for 35 years. In that time, he has written more than 200 songs, 70 of which have gained Number 1 status around the world. He is best-known for “Anderson Speedway,” a collaboration with artist Mark Sutton, which has been played in more than 170 countries and won over 70 awards.
“His years of service to the area were recognized in 2015, when he received the ‘Samaritan Heart Award’ from The Alexandria Times-Tribune and its various business partners for many selfless acts, including donating song royalties to organizations such as the American Cancer Society,” Austin said.
“What makes him even more amazing is that Steve Wallace has been able to accomplish so much while persevering through the challenges posed by his battle with dystonia, a neurological disorder that affects his muscles and speech,” she continued. “Steve is one of those heroes who gives back to the place where he lives, and he is worthy of this type of recognition.”