Steve W. Mauldin began his formal musical training early, while growing up in Greenville, South Carolina, taking piano lessons from his mother and touring with the Mauldin Family Singers, also playing bass with the group. In 1972, Steve entered Furman University where he earned a degree in Music Theory. That same year, Mark Five Recording Studios placed him on their staff as a studio musician. After graduation Steve immediately put his theory degree into practice as an arranger. In 1981, Steve moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Within weeks of his arrival, Steve was offered a job as bass player for world‑renowned guitarist Chet Atkins. Steve also participated in recording projects with Pat Boone, The Cathedrals, Phil Driscoll, Lulu Roman, Tanya Tucker, Ray Price, Truth, The Drifters, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Rusty Goodman, The Gaither Vocal Band, and Willie Nelson.
In recent years, Steve has worked for Michael Omartian, Vince Gill, Marty Stewart, Martina McBride, and Gary Puckett. He was an orchestrator for Dennis DeYoung (from Styx) and his Broadway musical adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Steve prepared music for Yamaha Music's Los Angeles NAMM show Tribute To Michael McDonald featuring Ray Charles, Christopher Cross, Patti Austin, Bozz Scaggs, Steve Winwood and a host of others. Steve has been featured in several trade magazines and his work has appeared in the Top Singles charts in Billboard, Cashbox, The Singing News, The Gospel Voice, and others. He has had twenty‑eight number one singles in The Singing News charts and remained in the #1 position for a whole year with various artists. Steve has had three nominations for The Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association (GMA). With three nominations, he has won the Southern Gospel Music Association's (SGMA) award as Arranger of the Year twice. Since 1986, Steve has served on the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' (NARAS) arranging craft committee to help decide which composer/arrangers will receive the coveted Grammy Award.
Steve also works as an orchestral and church music conductor. While at Christ Church (Nashville), the choir performed his arrangement of King Jesus Is His Name on the Reba McIntire television special Christmas Cards. Steve served as exclusive arranger for one of Nashville's Step One Records. Steve served as musical director for Buddy Emmons and the Swing Shift Band and later signed as an artist recording two instrumental projects of classic country hits called Midnight Strings. Steve also served as producer/arranger for legendary pianist Floyd Cramer for ten years, until his death. In 1999, Steve was named musical director for The Golden Voice Awards, an annual event hosted during Nashville's Fanfare week, presented by the artists of the Grand Ole Opry. Steve's arrangements accompany Charlie Pride, The Browns, Gene Watson, Bill Anderson, Steve Wariner, The Whites, Mandy Barnett, and many more. Steve has recently formed an alliance with several writers under the title ATG Creative Group. ATG is actively courting the Hollywood film industry supplying pre‑recorded music for films.