A year into their union, the band released an independent single with their rendition of the old Civil War song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home", at the height of the Gulf War. This single was so well-received that it caught the attention of Curb Records, a Nashville, Tennessee record label, which signed the band in 1992. The same year, Boy Howdy released their debut album titled Welcome to Howdywood, from which two singles were released: "Our Love Was Meant to Be" and "A Cowboy's Born with a Broken Heart"; these peaked at #43 and #12, respectively, on the Billboard country charts.
In late 1993, Boy Howdy released the single "She'd Give Anything", which became their first Top 5 hit on the Billboard country music charts, peaking at #4. It was followed by the release of an EP the following year, also titled She'd Give Anything, which also produced the band's highest-charting hit in "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore", a #2. During the height of the band's career, drummer Hugh Wright was involved in a motorcycle accident, but recovered long enough to rejoin the group as they released their third and final album, Born That Way, in 1995. Three singles were released from that album, none peaking any higher than #23. A year later, the group announced that it was "on hold" with no immediate plans to resume playing together; by 1996, they had disbanded. Steele then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he began a solo career. Although his solo career was met with limited success (his highest solo single peaked at #33), Steele found continued success as a songwriter for other artists.
|Year||Title||US Country||US 200|
|1992||Welcome to Howdywood|
|1994||She'd Give Anything (EP)||19||103|
|1995||Born That Way||73|
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1992||"When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again"|
|"Our Love Was Meant to Be"||43||87||Welcome to Howdywood|
|1993||"A Cowboy's Born with a Broken Heart"||12||16|
|1994||"She'd Give Anything"||4||4||She'd Give Anything|
|"They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore"||2||3|
|1995||"True to His Word"||23||24||Born That Way|
|"Bigger Fish to Fry"||57||70|
|"She Can't Love You"||48||93|
|"Field of Dreams"||91|