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


-->Last night I sat in the waiting room, a nurse walked in and gave me the news\\
"It's a baby girl and they're both fine."\\
An old man sitting not ten feet away just lost his wife, and he said to me\\
"You've got a brand new angel and I've lost mine."



* EpicRocking: Nearly half of "Crash Course in the Blues" is Steve Wariner jamming with harmonica player Terry [=McMillan=] and fiddler Mark O'Connor.

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* EpicRocking: Nearly half of "Crash Course in the Blues" is Steve Wariner jamming with harmonica player Terry [=McMillan=] and fiddler Mark O'Connor. He also trades lead guitar runs on supergroup [[PunnyName Jed Zeppelin's]] cover of Music/MerleHaggard's "Workin' Man Blues" with Lee Roy Parnell and Music/DiamondRio's Jimmy Olander.


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

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



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

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

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* EpicRocking: Nearly half of "Crash Course in the Blues" is Steve Wariner jamming with harmonica player Terry [=McMillan=] and fiddler Mark O'Connor.


* TheCityVersusTheCountry: Present in the first verse of "Crash Course in the Blues":

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* TheCityVersusTheCountry: TheCityVsTheCountry: Present in the first verse of "Crash Course in the Blues":

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* TheCityVersusTheCountry: Present in the first verse of "Crash Course in the Blues":
-->To a boy from Indiana fresh off the farm\\
L.A. looks like heaven with its ever open arms\\
My mama said to watch yourself like mamas always do\\
Daddy said those city girls will walk all over you\\
So I hit the pavement running down on Hollywood and Vine\\
I got to town by seven and I fell in love by nine\\
She was a California angel wearing alligator shoes\\
She had that something that a poor boy can't refuse

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* BreakUpSong: "Drivin' and Cryin'" has him hitting the road to escape the memory of his lover.


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,
Ends". Since then, Wariner has continued to quietly record projects on his own [=SelecTone=] label.

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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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