Steve Wariner

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Born: in Noblesville, IN, USA

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Steven Noel "Steve" Wariner (born December 25, 1954) is an American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has released eighteen studio albums, including six on MCA Records, and three each on RCA Records, Arista Records and Capitol Records. He has also charted more than fifty singles on the Billboard country singles charts, including ten Number One hits: "All Roads Lead to You", "Some Fools Never Learn", "You Can Dream of Me", "Life's Highway", "Small Town Girl", "The Weekend", "Lynda", "Where Did I Go Wrong", and "I Got Dreams", and "What If I Said", a duet with Anita Cochran from her album Back to You. Three of his studio albums have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipping 500,000 copies in the United States.

In addition to writing or co-writing most of his own songs, Wariner holds several writing credits for other artists, including Number One hits for Clint Black and Garth Brooks, as well as singles for Bryan White and Keith Urban. Other artists with whom he has worked include Nicolette Larson, Glen Campbell, Mark O'Connor, Asleep at the Wheel and Brad Paisley. Wariner has also won four Grammy Awards: one for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, and three for Best Country Instrumental, the most recent in 2010 for "Producer's Medley" from the album Steve Wariner, c.g.p., My Tribute to Chet Atkins. Steve Wariner was one of only five guitar players in the world to be given the "Certified Guitar Player" (CGP) award by Chet Atkins (six including Atkins himself, the others being: John Knowles (guitarist), Marcel Dadi, Jerry Reed, and Tommy Emmanuel).

Wariner became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1996. He was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville in 2008, and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Steve Wariner Steve Wariner 2
1985 Life's Highway Steve Wariner 1
1985 One Good Night Deserves Another Steve Wariner 1
1987 It's a Crazy World Steve Wariner 1
1988 I Should Be With You Steve Wariner 1
1989 I Got Dreams Steve Wariner 1
1990 Laredo Steve Wariner 1
1991 I Am Ready Steve Wariner 1
1993 Drive Steve Wariner 1
1996 No More Mr. Nice Guy Steve Wariner 2
1998 Burnin' the Roadhouse Down Steve Wariner 2 1
1998 Christmas Memories Steve Wariner 1
1999 Two Teardrops Steve Wariner 1
2000 Faith in You Steve Wariner 1
2003 Steal Another Day Steve Wariner 1
2009 My Tribute To Chet Atkins Steve Wariner 1
2010 This Is Real Life Steve Wariner 1
2010 Guitar Christmas Steve Wariner 1
2011 Guitar Laboratory Steve Wariner 1
2013 It Ain't All Bad Steve Wariner 1
Hightower Boogie Woogie Tommy Allsup, Floyd Domino, Larry Franklin, Vince Gill & Steve Wariner 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Greatest Hits Steve Wariner 1
1987 Greatest Hits Steve Wariner 1
1991 Greatest Hits, Volume II Steve Wariner 1
1994 The Best of Steve Wariner Steve Wariner 2
1998 Super Hits Steve Wariner 1
1998 The Hits Steve Wariner 1
2000 Ultimate Collection Steve Wariner 1
2003 The Hits Collection Steve Wariner 1

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