may be available for your next special event!
Grand Ole Opry Member
-- since 1996
Steve Wariner began his music career as a
teenager, playing bass and singing in Dottie West's band at age 17. By 1977 he had
his first "singles" deal as a solo artist, thanks to Chet Atkins at RCA.
"Chet was my first producer," says Wariner. "I was
recording my first four songs and the session was crazy. It was the day after Elvis
Presley died and of course, the TV networks all wanted to talk to Chet during my session.
I'll never forget that day."
Wariner battled for airplay alongside such country legends as
Charley Pride and Conway Twitty with his debut
record, and remembers that the competition for radio airplay was fierce. "I was just
trying to write the best songs that I could. I was around all these country music icons
and I just tried to shut up and learn how to be an artist."
By 1980 he scored his first Top Ten hit, "Your
For the next decade, you couldn't read a record chart without seeing Steve
Wariner's name at the top. He had moved from RCA Records to MCA, where he worked
with producer Tony Brown, finding chart success with such self-penned hits as "I
Should Be With You," "I Got Dreams" and "Baby
"I started really learning how to write during that time,"
Wariner says. "I got married and we had children, and I was touring a lot. I grew up
really fast, I'll say that much. A lot happened in that period of time, and my songs
started getting a little deeper as I started to experience more."
All that he learned as a performer, songwriter, producer and musician
came together in the album "Burnin' The Roadhouse Down."
To stay on top in a field as changeable as country music, you must plan
every step. Or you can do it like Wariner he is just going where the music takes
him. It's clear that he has come up with the most brilliant plan of all.
Awards include --
- Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards The Fast Track Award
- Academy of Country Music Song of the Year 1998
- CMA Single of the Year 1998
- CMA Song of the Year 1998
- TNN/Music City News Vocal Collaboration of the Year 1998
- CMA Vocal Event of the Year 1991
- Grammy Best Country Collaboration With Vocals 1991
Hit songs include --
- All Road Lead to You
- I Got Dreams
- Life's Highway
- Small Town Girl
- Some Fools Never Learn
- Where Did I Go Wrong
- You Can Dream of Me
- The Weekend
- Holes in the Floor of Heaven
- I Should Be With You
- Two Teardrops
- I'm Already Taken
- What I Didn't Do
- The Tips of My Fingers
- Road Trippin'
- Every Little Whisper
- Burnin' The Roadhouse Down
- Katie Wants A Fast One
- Faith In You
- Christmas In Your Arms
- Snowfall On The Sand
What others say
(Private/Corporate Show) -- Richard, I just wanted to say
thank you for all your help in getting Steve Wariner to perform at our
event this past Friday. The event was a HUGE success largely in part to Steve
being there. It was a dream working with everybody from start to finish. You,
Fran, Steve Robinson, Randy, Donnie and the band were just a pleasure to work
with. Everything went so smoothly and timely. And I can't say enough about
Steve! Wow! What an amazing artist! He played all the great hits and a couple
of new ones. The dance floor was packed! And aside from being a wonderful
artist, what a wonderful person! From the minute I met him, it was as if he'd
been my friend forever. He was so nice and humble and so accommodating to
everyone. Of course, a ton of people wanted to meet him and take pictures with
him and he very graciously obliged. He even indulged me and sang with me and
gave me my little "brush with fame". I could go on and on! I'm still on cloud
9 and reeling from the whole experience. Again, thank you so much and I look
forward to working with you and, hopefully, with Steve and the band again.
- Yvonne De Leon, Baptist Health System
Steve Wariner may be available for your next special event!
.Contemporary Country. / ContemporaryCountry
.Country-Folk. / CountryFolk
.Western Swing Revival. / WesternSwingRevival
.Neo-Traditionalist Country. / NeoTraditionalistCountry
x80s, x90s, x00s, x10s
Born: ..in Indiana / born nIndiana
Born: ..in Noblesville / born
Born: Dec 25, 1954
Raised: ..in Indiana
Raised: ..in Indianapolis
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Tennessee / based nTennessee
Based: ..in Nashville /