Steve Seskin is an American songwriter whose compositions have been recorded by Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Peter Frampton, Waylon Jennings, Brian McComas, Neal McCoy, Tim McGraw, John Michael Montgomery, Colin Raye, Tebey and Mark Wills. The debut single from McGraw's Set This Circus Down, “Grown Men Don’t Cry”, was nominated for a 2002 Grammy award and also garnered the #1 position on the Billboard Country Single Chart in June, 2001. Seskin also is known for performing at schools in support of the Operation Respect/Don’t Laugh at Me project tolerance project, named after "Don't Laugh at Me," a song he wrote with Allen Shamblin that was performed by Mark Wills, Peter, Paul and Mary, and many others. Seskin began his songwriting career when he moved to San Francisco in 1972. Crystal Gayle suggested that Seskin go to Nashville. During his first visit there in 1985, Seskin began with only one appointment with an ASCAP executive who subsequently arranged Seskin appointments with several publishers. Himself a performer, Seskin has recorded numerous CDs for his own label. Michael Laskow, introducing Seskin at TAXI's convention, said this about him: "He is a man who has really truly proven that you can grow up in New York, live in San Francisco, and still become a major player in Nashville." Seskin splits his time between touring, Nashville and Northern California.