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Steve Wariner


One of nation music’s most versatile performers, Steve Wariner was raised in suburban Indianapolis, thinking about the Beatles on the air in addition to Chet Atkins and George Jones, the performers his father paid attention to most regularly. He began playing music in his dad’s music group, and by his senior high school years, he was playing regional clubs. At age group 17, he captured the hearing of Dottie Western world, who persuaded him to become listed on her music group, and for the reason that placement he finished up playing bass on her behalf classic 1973 one “Country Sunlight.” He shifted to are a sideman for Bob Luman and agreed upon a singles cope with RCA Information in 1976. His profession developed gradually, and initially, the low-tuned guitars and wide variety of his singles brought regular comparisons to the first Glen Campbell strikes. His initial really successful one was “Your Storage,” which peaked in the united states TOP in early 1981, accompanied by “RIGHT NOW” and “All Streets Result in You,” which topped the united states graphs in Dec. RCA released another handful of singles before finally issuing his debut record, Steve Wariner, in nov 1982. He came back to the united states TOP in 1983 with “Midnight Fireplace,” which became the name an eye on his second record, and “Depressed Women Make Great Fans.” Wariner’s profession really became popular when he remaining RCA for MCA in past due 1984. His 1st solitary for the brand new label, “What I Didn’t Perform,” made the united states Best Five in early 1985, leaving a string of 18 consecutive TOP strikes that included the chart-toppers “Some Fools Under no circumstances Find out,” “IT IS POSSIBLE TO Imagine Me,” “Life’s Highway,” “Little Town Young lady,” “The Weekend,” “Lynda,” “Where Do I FAIL,” and “I ACQUIRED Dreams” (the final two Wariner compositions). This operate had taken him into 1990, when he turned to Arista Information. He had significant initial achievement on the brand new label, along with his initial Arista record, I Am Prepared, heading platinum (non-e of his prior albums had also gone silver) and his initial three Arista singles producing the very best Ten. And he distributed a 1991 Grammy Prize for Best Nation Vocal Cooperation with Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill for “Restless,” a monitor on Tag O’Connor’s record THE BRAND NEW Nashville Felines. Wariner have scored a country TOP strike with “EASILY Didn’t Like You” in the summertime of 1993, but his record product sales had been declining. His 1996 instrumental record FORGET ABOUT Mr. Nice Man, his initial release in 3 years, did not graph, but that calendar year he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In 1997, he sang with Anita Cochran on “IMAGINE IF I Said,” as well as the one topped the united states graphs in early 1998, soon after Garth Brooks’ documenting of Wariner’s structure “Longneck Container” had opted to number 1. This twin achievement reinvigorated his profession. He agreed upon to Capitol Information, Brooks’ label, and released “Openings in the ground of Heaven,” which produced the country Best Five, winning the united states Music Association’s honours for Melody of the entire year and One of the entire year. Burnin’ the Roadhouse Down, his debut record for Capitol, reached the united states Top Ten, proceeded to go yellow metal, and crossed to the very best 50 from the pop graphs. He adopted it with 1999’s Two Teardrops, which also proceeded to go gold; exactly the same yr, he distributed his second Grammy for Greatest Country Instrumental for the Asleep in the Wheel monitor “Bob’s Breakdown.” His third Capitol recording, Trust in You, premiered in-may 2000.

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Full Name Steve Wariner
Profession Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer-songwriter, Bassist
Nationality American
Spouse Caryn Wariner
Parents Roy Wariner, Ilene Wariner
Siblings David Wariner, Barbara Judd, Terry Wariner, Kenny Wariner
Awards Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year
Music Songs Holes in the Floor of Heaven, Some Fools Never Learn, I Should Be With You, Small Town Girl, Lonely Women Make Good Lovers, Life's Highway, Two Teardrops, What I Didn't Do, You Can Dream of Me, Where Did I Go Wrong, The Weekend, All Roads Lead to You, The Tips of My Fingers, Kansas City Lights, If I Didn't Love You, Your Memory, I Got Dreams, Katie Wants a Fast One, When I Could Come Home to You, A Woman Loves, Drivin' and Cryin', Leave Him Out of This, It Won't Be Over You, Like a River to the Sea, Starting Over Again, Baby I'm Yours, Every Little Whisper, By Now, There for Awhile, The Domino Theory, Lynda, Heart Trouble
Albums Burnin' the Roadhouse Down, I Am Ready, All Over The Map, Faith in You, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Guitar Laboratory, I Got Dreams, One Good Night Deserves Another, Laredo, Drive, Two Teardrops, Steve Wariner, It's a Crazy World, Steal Another Day, Midnight Fire, Life's Highway, I Should Be with You, Hightower Boogie Woogie, It Ain't All Bad, Christmas Memories, This Real Life, Steve Wariner C.G.P. My Tribute to Chet Atkins, Guitar Christmas, The Hits Collection, Ultimate Collection, Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits, Vol.2, The Hits, Super Hits
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for New Male Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Single, Academy of Country Music Award for Bass Player of the Year
Movies The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!, A Place to Grow
TV Shows That Gold Old Nashville Music

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1 Country music singer and guitarist.
2 Good friend of Minnie Pearl.



Flicka 2 2010 Video writer: "A Beautiful Day"
American Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! 1997 TV Movie producer: "Carryin' On"



A Place to Grow 1998 Centennial Singer



The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! 1997 TV Movie



CMT All Access 1999 TV Series Himself
The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Garth Brooks: Ireland and Back 1998 TV Movie documentary Guest Star
Company's Comin': A Tribute to Porter Wagoner 1997 TV Movie Himself
The Grand Ole Opry Musical Salute to Minnie Pearl 1996 TV Movie Himself
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary 1996 TV Special Himself
The Life and Times of Dottie West 1996 TV Movie Himself
The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman 1994 TV Special Himself
Nashville Now 1987-1992 TV Series Himself
The Best of Country '92: Countdown at the Neon Armadillo 1992 TV Special Himself
Hot Country Nights 1992 TV Series Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1991 TV Special Himself
Steve Wariner's Christmas Memories 1991 TV Movie Himself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
An All Star Salute to Country Music 1990 TV Movie Himself
Hee Haw 1982-1989 TV Series Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
New Country 1986-1987 TV Series Himself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
20th Annual Music City News Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Grand Ole Opry 1985 TV Series Himself
Nashville on the Road 1982 TV Series Himself - Guest
That Good Ole Nashville Music 1970 TV Series Himself - Guest Performer
The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Crook & Chase 2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2000 TV Series Himself
Asleep at the Wheel: The Making of 'Ride with Bob' 1999 TV Movie Himself
The 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1999 TV Special Himself

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