Steve Wariner Info
Steve Wariner is a four-time GRAMMY winner, having won in 1992 for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals; and in 2000 and 2009 for Best Country Instrumental Performance, before his Chet Atkins tribute earned him the Country Instrumental GRAMMY in 2010. During his career he has charted over 30 top-10 singles, including 14 #1 hits--songs like "Some Fools Never Learn," "Small Town Girl," "The Weekend," and "I Should Be With You." In 1998 he won the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year awards for his #1 hit, “Holes in the Floor of Heaven,” which was also the Academy of Country Music’s Song of the Year in 1999. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1996. In 1997 Steve received the official “c.g.p.” status from Chet Atkins, who surprised him with a plaque and special recognition. Steve is one of only four players to receive that honor. As a songwriter he has earned 16 BMI Country Awards over the last three decades, in addition to his 15 Million-Air Awards, for songs receiving over one million on-air plays. With 15 Million-Air Awards, Steve has reached a rare plateau achieved by only a fraction of BMI writer/artists including Chuck Berry, Stevie Nicks, Randy Owen, Hank Williams, Jr., Mike Love of the Beach Boys and Steve Winwood. In 2002 Steve started his own record label, SelecTone Records. He was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in 2008 and will be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in April 2011.