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      STEVE WARINER TIMELINE 1973 At age 17 Steve joins Dottie West's band as bass player. He performs on the Grand Ole Opry, then based at the Ryman Auditorium, for the first time. 1975 Steve joins Bob Luman's band as bass player. Luman records several songs written by Steve. 1977 Chet Atkins... read more

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      1973 At age 17 Steve joins Dottie West's band as bass player. He performs on the Grand Ole Opry, then based at the Ryman Auditorium, for the first time.

      1975 Steve joins Bob Luman's band as bass player. Luman records several songs written by Steve.

      1977 Chet Atkins (one of Steve's heroes) hires Steve as his bass player and signs him to his first "singles" deal with RCA Records. Steve's first recording session was on August 17, 1977, at RCA's famous Studio B, with Chet producing.

      1978 Steve releases his first single, "I'm Already Taken." The song, written by Steve, was re-recorded and released in 1999 and was a Top 5 hit.

      1980 Chet Atkins "fires" Steve from his band when Steve scores his first Top 10 hit, "Your Memory."

      1982 RCA releases "Steve Wariner". The album contains four hit singles. "Your Memory," "By Now," "All Roads Lead To You" (his first #1 song), and "Kansas City Lights."

      1984 Steve signs with MCA Records and begins a string of ten consecutive #1 records, including "Some Fools Never Learn," "Small Town Girl," "Lynda," and "I Got Dreams."

      1988 Steve earns a Grammy nomination for Best Country & Western Vocal Performance-Duet with Glen Campbell for "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle."

      1990 Steve signs with Arista Records.

      1991 Steve wins his first CMA Award--Vocal Event of the Year for "Restless" from Mark O'Connor & The New Nashville Cats with Mark O'Connor, Vince Gill, and Ricky Skaggs.

      1992 Steve wins his first Grammy--Best Country Vocal Collaboration for "Restless."

      1995 Steve receives a CMA Vocal Event of the Year nomination for "Workin' Man Blues," with Lee Roy Parnell and Diamond Rio.

      1996 Steve is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Arista Records releases Steve's first instrumental album, No More Mr. Nice Guy, featuring Chet Atkins, Vince Gill, Leo Kottke, Larry Carlton, Bryan White, and many others. Steve is sole producer of the album.

      1997 Garth Brooks' single, "Longneck Bottle," written by Steve and Rick Carnes, debuts at a record-breaking #10 and reaches #1 in four weeks.

      1998 Steve's duet with Anita Cochran, "What If I Said," reaches #1 and earns a TNN/Music City News Award for Vocal Collaboration. It is also nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year. Four songs written by Steve "One Small Miracle," "Long Neck Bottle," "Holes in the Floor in Heaven," and "Nothin' But the Tail Lights" simultaneously hold spots on the country singles charts. He signs with Capitol Records and releases "Burnin' The Roadhouse Down," which is certified gold that year. He wins Single and Song of the Year honors at the CMA Awards with the #1 hit, "Holes in the Floor of Heaven."

      1999 "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" earns 2 Grammy nominations for Steve--Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song. He wins the Orville H. Gibson Guitar Award for Best Male Country Guitarist, wins the ACM Song of the Year Award for "Holes in the Floor of Heaven," and receives CMA nominations for Male Vocalist and Album of the Year (Two Teardrops).

      2000 Steve receives 3 Grammy nominations, including Song of the Year for "Two Teardrops," and wins a Grammy for his contribution to Asleep at the Wheel's Best Country Instrumental winner, "Bob's Breakdowns." Two Teardrops is certified gold by the RIAA.

      2001 Receives Grammy nomination for Best Country Instrumental for "Bloodlines," with his son Ryan Wariner.

      2002 Steve receives the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award for his charitable work. He forms SelecTone Records and releases "This Christmas Prayer," the first single from his forthcoming CD, Steal Another Day.

      2003 Steve releases Steal Another Day in February.



      HOMETOWN: Noblesville, Indiana

      BIRTHDAY: December 25th

      FAMILY: Wife Caryn, sons Ryan and Ross, stepchildren Jason and Holly Parents Roy and Ilene

      INTERESTS/HOBBIES: Basketball and baseball, painting (watercolors) and drawing, collecting guitars, magic, old cars

      INSTRUMENTS: Guitar, bass, drums. Steve owns an extensive collection of guitars, including the first one he ever learned to play, the first one he bought, one given to him by Chet Atkins, and his very own limited edition Takamine model.

      MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Roy Wariner, Chet Atkins, James Burton, Jerry Reed, The Beatles, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell

      BEGINNINGS: At age 9, Steve started playing bass, and later drums, in his father's band.

      MUSICAL "BREAK": Discovered by Dottie West at age 17 while playing in a club in Indianapolis. She hired him on the spot as her bass player, and he toured with her for three years. Steve went on to play bass in Bob Luman's band. Through guitar virtuoso Paul Yandell, he met his idol, Chet Atkins, who hired Steve to play bass in his band. Chet eventually signed Steve to his first recording contract at RCA in 1977.

      FIRST SESSION: August 17, 1977, Chet Atkins producing RCA's Studio B in Nashville

      #1 SINGLES: "All Roads Lead To You" "Some Fools Never Learn" "You Can Dream Of Me" "Life's Highway" "Small Town Girl" "The Weekend" "Lynda" "I Should Be With You" "I Got Dreams" "Where Did I Go Wrong" "The Domino Theory" "Tips Of My Fingers" "What If I Said" (Duet with Anita Cochran) "Holes In The Floor Of Heaven"

      GOLD ALBUMS: I Am Ready (Arista) -certified 1994 Burnin' The Roadhouse Down (Capitol) -certified 1998 Two Teardrops (Capitol) -certified 2000


      * This Real Life(2005/SelecTone)
      * Guitar Christmas(2004/SelecTone)
      * Steal Another Day (2003/SelecTone)
      * Faith In You (2000/Capitol) The Ultimate Collection (2000/Hip-O)
      * Two Teardrops (1999/Capitol) - GOLD
      * Burnin' The Roadhouse Down (1998/Capitol) - GOLD
      * Super Hits (1998/BMG)
      * The Hits (1998/MCA)
      * No More Mr. Nice Guy (1996/Arista)
      * The Best of Steve Wariner (1994/MCA)
      * Drive (1993/Arista)
      * I Am Ready (1991/Arista) - GOLD
      * Greatest Hits Vol. II (1991/MCA)
      * Christmas Memories (1990/MCA)
      * Laredo (1990/MCA)
      * I Got Dreams (1989/MCA)
      * I Should Be With You (1988/MCA)
      * Greatest Hits (1987/MCA)
      * It's A Crazy World (1987/MCA)
      * Down In Tennessee (1986/RCA)
      * Life's Highway (1985/MCA)
      * One Good Night Deserves Another (1985/MCA)
      * Greatest Hits (1985/RCA)
      * Midnight Fire (1983/RCA)
      * Steve Wariner (1982/RCA)

      TV: Today, CBS This Morning, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CMA Awards, ACM Awards: Recorded theme song for ABC hit TV series, Who's the Boss

      AWARDS: 2 Grammys, 4 CMA Awards, 1 ACM Award, 16 BMI Country Awards, among others.

      A complete list follows.


      NARAS (Grammys) 1992 -Best Country Vocal Collaboration "Restless" from Mark O'Connor & the New Nashville Cats Mark O'Connor, Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill 2000 -Best Country Instrumental "Bob's Breakdowns" from Ride With Bob with Asleep At The Wheel

      Country Music Association (CMA) 1998 -Single of the Year and Song of the Year "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" Resulted in 3 trophies because he also produced the song. 1991- Vocal Event of the Year "Restless" from Mark O'Connor & The New Nashville Cats Mark O'Connor, Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill

      Academy of Country Music (ACM) 1999 -Song of the Year "Holes in the Floor of Heaven"

      BMI Country Awards (total of 16--partial listing below) Presented for writing most-performed songs of the previous year 2002 - "Where The Blacktop Ends," "Katie Wants a Fast One" 2001 - "Been There" 2000 - "Two Teardrops," "I'm Already Taken" 1999 -"Longneck Bottle," "Nothin' But The Taillights," "Holes in the Floor of Heaven"

      TNN/Music City News 1998 -Vocal Collaboration "What If I Said," Duet With Anita Cochran

      Christian Country Music Association 1999 - Video of the Year "Holes In The Floor of Heaven"

      Other Awards 2002 -Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award 2000 -Country Weekly/TNN Fast Track Award 1999 - Orville H. Gibson Guitar Award - Best Male Country Guitarist 1996 - Country Weekly Instrumentalist of the Year 1995 - CMT Video of the Year for "Workin' Man Blues"


      #1 Singles

      * Longneck Bottle (written with Rick Carnes) -Garth Brooks
      * Nothin' But The Taillights(written with Clint Black) -Clint Black
      * Holes in the Floor of Heaven (written with Billy Kirsch) -Steve Wariner
      * You Can Dream of Me (written with John Hall) -Steve Wariner
      * I Should Be With You -Steve Wariner
      * Where Did I Go Wrong -Steve Wariner
      * I Got Dreams (written with Bill LaBounty) -Steve Wariner

      Top 5 Singles

      * Where The Blacktop Ends -Keith Urban
      * Been There -Clint Black and Steve Wariner
      * I'm Already Taken -Steve Wariner
      * Two Teardrops -Steve Wariner
      * Baby I'm Yours -Steve Wariner
      * When I Could Come Home To You -Steve Wariner
      * Precious Thing -Steve Wariner
      * Hold On (Just A Little Longer) -Steve Wariner

      Top 15 Singles

      * One Small Miracle -Bryan White
      * Katie Wants A Fast One -Steve Wariner and Garth Brooks
      * Burnin' The Roadhouse Down -Steve Wariner and Garth Brooks

      Other Cuts

      * Faith In You (top 20) -Steve Wariner
      * Every Little Whisper (top 30) -Steve Wariner
      * Love Me Like You Love Me - Clay Walker
      * Trust Me -Kathy Mattea
      * You're Gone -Lila McCann
      * I'm Missing You -Kenny Rogers
      * Make Sure You Got It All -Diamond Rio
      * The Only Rose -The Wilkinsons
      * Where Your Love Won't Go -Clint Black
      * Darlin' I Do -The Statler Brothers
      * Christmas in Your Arms -Alabama
      * You Know It All -Clint Black
      * At the End of the Day -Lisa Brokop
      * Now It Belongs to You -Mark O'Connor
      * All My Life (top 5 in Canada) -Jim Witter
      * Make Sure You've Got It All - Gene Watson
      * Snowfall On The Sand - Steve Wariner (Top 40)
      * I'm Your Man - Steve Wariner (Top 30)

      Steve also wrote or co-wrote 80 other songs he recorded on past albums that were not singles.


      * 1980 Your Memory Top 10
      * 1981 By Now Top 10
      * 1981 All Roads Lead To You #1
      * 1982 Kansas City Lights Top 15
      * 1983 Midnight Fire Top 5
      * 1984 Lonely Women Make Good Lovers Top 10
      * 1984 Why Goodbye Top 10
      * 1985 What I Didn't Do Top 5
      * 1985 Heart Trouble Top 10
      * 1985 Some Fools Never Learn #1
      * 1986 You Can Dream Of Me* #1
      * 1986 Life's Highway #1
      * 1986 That's How You Know When Love's Right (duet with Nicolette Larson) Top 10
      * 1986 Starting Over Again Top 5
      * 1987 Small Town Girl #1 1987 The Weekend #1
      * 1987 The Hand The Rocks the Cradle (duet with Glen Campbell) Top 10 1987 Lynda #1
      * 1988 Baby I'm Yours* Top 5
      * 1988 I Should Be With You* #1
      * 1988 Hold On (Just a Little Longer)* Top 10
      * 1989 Where Did I Go Wrong* #1
      * 1989 I Got Dreams* #1
      * 1989 When I Could Come Home To You* Top 5
      * 1990 The Domino Theory #1
      * 1990 Precious Thing* Top 10
      * 1991 Leave Him Out of This Top 10
      * 1992 Tips of My Fingers #1
      * 1992 A Woman Loves Top 10
      * 1993 If I Didn't Love You Top 10
      * 1998 What If I Said (duet with Anita Cochran) #1
      * 1998 Holes in the Floor of Heaven* #1
      * 1998 Burnin' The Roadhouse Down (duet with Garth Brooks)* Top 15
      * 1999 Two Teardrops* Top 5
      * 1999 I'm Already Taken* Top 5
      * 2000 Been There (duet with Clint Black)* Top 5
      * 2000 Katie Wants A Fast One* Top 15

      *denotes song Steve wrote or co-wrote

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