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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.

  Steve Wariner - booking information  "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."

Steve Wariner - booking information Wariner battled for airplay alongside such country legends as Merle Haggard, 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 Memory." 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'm Yours."

Steve Wariner - booking information "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 2000
  • 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
  • Lynda
  • 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

Notable Career Highlights of ...
Steve Wariner

  • Won three Country Music Association (CMA) Awards – Song of the Year (1998) and Single of the Year (1998) for "Holes In the Floor of Heaven." Took home the Producer's Award for that single.

  • In January, 1998, held four spots on Billboard charts.

  • Has 14 No. 1 singles and thirty-one Top 10 singles, 18 albums released (as of 1998).

  • Won Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration in 1992 for "Restless" on the album Mark O'Connor & The New Nashville Cats, which featured Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill.

  • His voice is known to millions of viewers via his performance of the theme for the hit television show, "Who's the Boss."

  • His 18th album was Burnin' The Roadhouse Down (Capitol Records).

  • Has earned eight major BMI songwriting awards, plus two "Million Air" awards from BMI.

  • Won CMA award – Vocal Event of the Year, 1991 – Mark O'Connor & The New Nashville Cats featuring Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill.

  • Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in May, 1996.

  • Has three limited-edition guitars named for him by Takamine.

  • Has written more than 200 songs.


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