Iconic Guitarist and Hit Singer/Songwriter Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Song, One of His 22 Number One Hits
It’s not surprising as Wariner has had one of the longest-lasting and
most influential careers in country music history. On Thursday night,
during a special star-packed CMA Week Opry performance, the pair sang a
duet on “Lynda” — one of the singer/songwriter’s 22 No. 1 hits. 2017 also marks the 30th Anniversary of the song released in 1987.
humbled by Blake’s answer to that question and singing with him on the
Grand Ole Opry stage was a heck of a time. He’s one of the giants of
today so I am glad we got to do this,” said Steve Wariner.
About Steve Wariner
Twenty albums into his five-decade career, Steve Wariner still
has plenty of musical tricks up his sleeve. In the late ‘70s Chet
Atkins signed Wariner to RCA and produced his first recordings. More
than 30 Top 10 hits followed, including 10 No. 1s such as “All Roads
Lead To You,” “Some Fools Never Learn,” “Lynda,” and “Where Did I Go
Wrong.” The moving “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven” garnered Wariner the
ACM award for Song Of The Year in 1999, as well as CMA awards for Song
and Single Of The Year. Additionally, artists ranging from Garth Brooks,
Keith Urban and Clint Black have all scored hits with Wariner-penned
songs. He is one of only five guitarists bestowed with the “Certified
Guitar Player” honor by Chet Atkins and is a member of the Kentucky
Music Hall of Fame, the Music City Walk of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
Over forty years after signing his first record deal with RCA, Wariner’s
passion for writing, playing and singing music remains undiminished.
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Photo Credit Rachael Black for the Grand Ole Opry