Steirerbluat is a schlager band from Austria whose popularity began to peak after the turn of the century, when their albums regularly charted domestically. Founded in 1997, the band is comprised of Christian Hütter (vocals, guitar), Gebhart "Gebi" Seidl (harmonica, keyboards, backing vocals), Michael Eibinger (bass, backing vocals), Michael Hackl (guitar, backing vocals), and Stefan "Stevie" Kurzmann (drums). Following the release of their debut album, Volle Pulle (1997), Steirerbluat was a runner-up for the Grand Prix der Volksmusik in 1998 with their song "I Mag die Sonn." After two follow-up albums, I Will Leb'n (1999) and Es Geht Nie Vorbei (2000), the band reached the Austrian albums chart with their fourth full-length release, I Brauch Di (2001). Their albums regularly charted thereafter, including Alles, Was I Dir Biet'n Kann (2003), Nicht Mal Berühr'n (2004), Vertrau Mir (2005), and Ich Will Dich (2008). In 2008 their song "I Will Leb'n" was popularized by hitmaker DJ Ötzi, whose cover version became a Top Ten hit in both Austria and Germany.