Fri
Oct
31
Steve Wariner
Friday, October 31, 2014
Doors: 8:00 PM Show: 9:00 PM
Schroeder Hall
12516 FM 622
Goliad, Texas 77963
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Singer/songwriter/storyteller and multiinstrumentalist, Steve Wariner, is a troubadour in the music industry and continues to inspire artists today. More than 20 albums and five decades into his career, Wariner has become a modern day multi - genre icon, earning 14 No. 1 hits, over 30 Top 10 singles, three RIAA - certified Gold a lbums, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award, four GRAMMY Awards, four CMA Awards, three ACM Awards, a Christian Country Music Association Award, a TNN/Music City News Award, a CMA Triple Play Award and 15 BMI Million - Air Awards. In October 2019, he’ll be in ducted into the prestigious Musicians Hall of Fame, and throughout his illustrious career, has been inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame, the Music City Walk of Fame, and is one of only five guitar players i n the world to be given the "Certified Guitar Player" (CGP) award by Chet Atkins. As an award - winning songwriter, he has composed songs for Clint Black (“Nothin’ But the Taillights”), Garth Brooks (“Longneck Bottle”), Bryan White (“One Small Miracle”), a nd Keith Urban (“Where the Blacktop Ends”), as well as songs for Country Music Hall of Fame members Alabama, Kenny Rogers, The Statler Brothers, Conway Twitty, Bill Anderson and Don Williams; pop music icon Peter Tork (of The Monkees); R&B singer Ruben Stu ddard; Bluegrass music’s Del McCoury Band, Rockabilly/Country hitmaker Bob Luman and many more. Today, he continues to captivate audiences with his sensational voice and guitar prowess and is recognized through his portfolio of work spanning Country, Bl uegrass, Rock, Jazz and Pop. Born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1954, Steve Wariner got his start in music at the tender age of 10, when he played drums in his father’s band. The Noblesville, Indiana native later learned bass and played in local clubs. One night while performing in an Indianapolis club, Country Music Hall of Fame member, Dottie West, happened to be there and spotted the talented teenager. West convinced the 17 - year - old to make the bold move from Indiana to Music City to join her band. Upon accepting the offer, Wariner played bass for three years with her before moving on to play in Grand Ole Opry member Bob Luman’s band. In the 70’s, Wariner’s life and career forever changed when he met his idol and guitar extraordinaire Chet Atkins through guitar virtuoso Paul Yandell. Atkins hired Wariner to play bass in his band and eventually signed him to his first recording contract at RCA Records in 1977. His first single, “I’m Already Taken,” peaked at #63 on the Country charts and was later re - recorded by Country icon Conway Twitty. Wariner’s first Top 40 hit was “Your Memory,” which was released in 1980 and peaked at #7 on the Country charts, and his first #1 single was “All Roads Lead to You,” which was released in 1981.