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Steven Noel Wariner (born December 25, 1964) is a CountryMusic singer born in Noblesville, Indiana.

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Steven Noel Wariner (born December 25, 1964) 1954) is a CountryMusic singer born in Noblesville, Indiana.


Steven Noel Wariner (1954-) is a CountryMusic singer from Noblesville, Indiana.

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Steven Noel Wariner (1954-) (born December 25, 1964) is a CountryMusic singer from born in Noblesville, Indiana.


The 1990s saw a shift to Creator/AristaRecords Nashville for his first gold album, ''I Am Ready''. However, followup releases fizzled out and it seemed his radio career had ended.

...then in 1997, Wariner began focusing more on his songwriting, which led to hit singles by Music/ClintBlack ("Nothin' but the Taillights"), Music/GarthBrooks ("Longneck Bottle", which also featured Wariner on backing vocals and lead guitar), and Bryan White ("One Small Miracle"), along with an unexpected success duet with Anita Cochran on "What If I Said". These led to him being picked up by Creator/CapitolRecords for two commercially successful albums, ''Burnin' the Roadhouse Down'' and ''Two Teardrops''. While the hits soon died again, Black returned to the Wariner well for the duet "Been There", and Music/KeithUrban cut "Where the Blacktop Ends". Since then, Wariner has continued to record on his own [=SelecTone=] label.

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The 1990s saw a shift to Creator/AristaRecords Nashville for his first gold album, ''I Am Ready''.Ready'', buoyed by a cover of Music/BillAnderson's "The Tips of My Fingers". However, followup releases fizzled out and it seemed his radio career had ended.

...then in 1997, Wariner began focusing more on his songwriting, which led to hit singles by Music/ClintBlack ("Nothin' but the Taillights"), Music/GarthBrooks ("Longneck Bottle", which also featured Wariner on backing vocals and lead guitar), and Bryan White ("One Small Miracle"), along with an unexpected success duet with Anita Cochran on "What If I Said". These led to him being picked up by Creator/CapitolRecords for two commercially successful albums, ''Burnin' the Roadhouse Down'' and ''Two Teardrops''. The former included his most commercially successful and most award-nominated song "Holes in the Floor of Heaven". While the hits soon died again, Black returned to the Wariner well for the duet "Been There", and Music/KeithUrban cut "Where the Blacktop Ends". Since then, Wariner has continued to record on his own [=SelecTone=] label.



* EarlyBirdCameo: Before his solo career, he was a backing musician for Dottie West, and played bass on her 1973 hit "Country Sunshine".



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The entirely instrumental ''No More Mr. Nice Guy'' in 1996.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The entirely instrumental ''No More Mr. Nice Guy'' in 1996.1996.
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...then in 1997, Wariner began focusing more on his songwriting, which led to hit singles by Music/ClintBlack ("Nothin' but the Taillights"), Music/GarthBrooks ("Longneck Bottle", which also featured Wariner on backing vocals and lead guitar), and Bryan White ("One Small Miracle"), along with an unexpected success duet with Anita Cochran on "What If I Said". These led to him being picked up by Creator/CapitolRecords for two commercially successful albums, ''Burnin' the Roadhouse Down'' and ''Two Teardrops''. While the hits soon died again, Black returned to the Wariner well for the duet "Been There", and Music/KeithUrban cut "Where the Blacktop Ends".

While the hit singles dried up again, Wariner has continued to quietly record projects on his own [=SelecTone=] label.

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...then in 1997, Wariner began focusing more on his songwriting, which led to hit singles by Music/ClintBlack ("Nothin' but the Taillights"), Music/GarthBrooks ("Longneck Bottle", which also featured Wariner on backing vocals and lead guitar), and Bryan White ("One Small Miracle"), along with an unexpected success duet with Anita Cochran on "What If I Said". These led to him being picked up by Creator/CapitolRecords for two commercially successful albums, ''Burnin' the Roadhouse Down'' and ''Two Teardrops''. While the hits soon died again, Black returned to the Wariner well for the duet "Been There", and Music/KeithUrban cut "Where the Blacktop Ends".

While the hit singles dried up again,
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* ''Christmas Memories'' (1990)


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* ''Guitar Christmas'' (2010)


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* ChristmasSongs: ''Christmas Memories'' and ''Guitar Christmas''


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* MeaningfulName: His middle name is "Noel" because he was born on Christmas Day (December 25). Naturally this gets lampshaded on ''Christmas Memories''.


* GeographicSongTitle: "Kansas City Lights"


A move to Creator/MCARecords started a radio hot streak that lasted throughout the end of the decade. While sales were not exactly stellar, he amassed eight more #1 hits in this stretch and several more Top 10s, building a mellow, understated, guitar-driven blend of country pop. Unlike most acts of his day, Wariner was allowed a high level of creative control, often writing and selecting his own material in addition to playing lead guitar.

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A move to Creator/MCARecords Creator/{{MCA}} started a radio hot streak that lasted throughout the end of the decade. While sales were not exactly stellar, he amassed eight more #1 hits in this stretch and several more Top 10s, building a mellow, understated, guitar-driven blend of country pop. Unlike most acts of his day, Wariner was allowed a high level of creative control, often writing and selecting his own material in addition to playing lead guitar.

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Steven Noel Wariner (1954-) is a CountryMusic singer from Noblesville, Indiana.

Self-taught at an early age, Wariner was discovered at age 17 by country singer Dottie West, who recruited him for her road band. He then toured with Bob Luman and Chet Atkins, who was then the president of Creator/RCARecords Nashville, and who signed him to a deal in the late 1970s.

While his first few singles faltered, he scored his first hit in 1980 with "Your Memory", which led to Atkins firing him from his band. Wariner's career on RCA accounted for two albums which amassed a total of eleven singles, but only one -- "All Roads Lead to You" -- went to #1 on the ''Billboard'' country charts.

A move to Creator/MCARecords started a radio hot streak that lasted throughout the end of the decade. While sales were not exactly stellar, he amassed eight more #1 hits in this stretch and several more Top 10s, building a mellow, understated, guitar-driven blend of country pop. Unlike most acts of his day, Wariner was allowed a high level of creative control, often writing and selecting his own material in addition to playing lead guitar.

The 1990s saw a shift to Creator/AristaRecords Nashville for his first gold album, ''I Am Ready''. However, followup releases fizzled out and it seemed his radio career had ended.

...then in 1997, Wariner began focusing more on his songwriting, which led to hit singles by Music/ClintBlack ("Nothin' but the Taillights"), Music/GarthBrooks ("Longneck Bottle", which also featured Wariner on backing vocals and lead guitar), and Bryan White ("One Small Miracle"), along with an unexpected success duet with Anita Cochran on "What If I Said". These led to him being picked up by Creator/CapitolRecords for two commercially successful albums, ''Burnin' the Roadhouse Down'' and ''Two Teardrops''. While the hits soon died again, Black returned to the Wariner well for the duet "Been There", and Music/KeithUrban cut "Where the Blacktop Ends".

While the hit singles dried up again, Wariner has continued to quietly record projects on his own [=SelecTone=] label.

Wariner's music is defined by his understated, easygoing personality, smooth country-pop sound, and guitar playing.

!Albums
*''Steve Wariner'' (1982)
*''Midnight Fire'' (1983)
*''One Good Night Deserves Another'' (1985)
*''Life's Highway'' (1985)
*''It's a Crazy World'' (1987)
*''I Should Be with You'' (1988)
*''I Got Dreams'' (1989)
*''Laredo'' (1990)
*''I Am Ready'' (1991)
*''Drive'' (1992)
*''No More Mr. Nice Guy'' (1996)
*''Burnin' the Roadhouse Down'' (1998)
*''Two Teardrops'' (1999)
*''Faith in You'' (2000)
*''Steal Another Day'' (2003)
*''This Real Life'' (2005)
*''My Tribute to Chet Atkins'' (2009)
*''Guitar Laboratory'' (2011)
*''It Ain't All Bad'' (2013)
*''All Over the Map'' (2016)

!Tropes present in his work:

* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Occurs in the second verse of "Two Teardrops", where the narrator is celebrating his newborn child and meets an elderly man who has just lost his wife.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Before his solo career, he was a backing musician for Dottie West, and played bass on her 1973 hit "Country Sunshine".
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: Some of the percussion on "Katie Wants a Fast One" was done on trash cans.
* GeographicSongTitle: "Kansas City Lights"
* LyricalColdOpen: "Every Little Whisper"
* RereleaseTheSong: He re-released his debut single "I'm Already Taken" in 1999.
* {{Scatting}}: He would sometimes sing syllables over his own guitar lines, such as on "I Got Dreams".
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The entirely instrumental ''No More Mr. Nice Guy'' in 1996.

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