From: TN, United States
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. His current release, Guitar Laboratory, is an eclectic instrumental collection with styles ranging from country to rock, jazz to classical, and even Hawaiian.
During his career he has charted over 30 top-10 singles, including 18 #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.
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.