Upcoming Performances
Include Grand Ole Opry on July 17 in Nashville, CMA Songwriter Series at
Joe’s Pub on July 23-24 in NYC, and Texas Dates in August
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 15, 2013 – Country music singer/songwriter Steve Wariner will release his new album, It Ain’t All Bad, on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
This is his first non-instrumental album in more than eight years, and
he produced the album and wrote or co-wrote all 12 songs. Wariner will
release the album on his own label, SelecTone Records, and it will be
distributed by Allegro Distribution, a division of the Allegro Media

“I am excited to introduce these new songs to my fans,” said
Wariner. “My friends and I have written these songs over the last few
years, and I’ve been saving them for this project. I’ve had fans come up
and ask me when I was going to do another album with vocals on it. I
didn’t mean to take an eight-year break from singing on an album. I just
had such a blast making my guitar tribute to Chet Atkins, so I followed
it up with another instrumental album. Now I’ve got to remind folks
that I still sing,” he said with a laugh.   
Wariner’s co-writers on this album
are Al Anderson, Bill Anderson, Kent Blazy, Rick Carnes, Rockie Lynne,
Rob McNelley, Karyn Rochelle, Jim Rushing, Mike Severs, Allen Shamblin
and Tom Shapiro.

The 12 songs featured on It Ain’t All Bad are:
1)  “It Ain’t All Bad”  (Steve Wariner, Allen Shamblin)                  
2)   “Voodoo”  (Steve Wariner, Al Anderson)
3)  “Arrows at Airplanes”  (Steve Wariner, Rockie Lynne, Mike Severs)

4)   “Don’t Tell Her I’m Not”  (Steve Wariner, Karyn Rochelle)
5)   “Bluebonnet Memories”  (Steve Wariner, Rick Carnes)
6)   “What More Do You Want?”  (Steve Wariner)
7)   “Spokes in a Wheel”  (Steve Wariner, Kent Blazy)
8)   “I Want to Be Like You”  (Steve Wariner, Bill Anderson, Tom Shapiro)
9)   “It’s Called a Brand New Day”  (Steve Wariner, Rob McNelley)
10)  “Whenever I See You”  (Steve Wariner, Rick Carnes)
11)  “‘48 Ford”  (Steve Wariner, Jim Rushing)
12)  “A Thousand Winds”  (Steve Wariner)
Wariner, who hosted the NAMM 100 Top Dealer Awards last Friday (July 12) at Summer NAMM in Nashville, will perform on the Grand Ole Opry this Wednesday, July 17. He will travel to New York City next week to perform with Bob DiPiero, Brett Eldredge and Tia Sillers at Joe’s Pub on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23-24 as part of the CMA Songwriter Series.
Upcoming tour dates include:
Aug. 2     Austin, Texas         Midnight Rodeo            
Aug. 17   Pleasanton, Texas  Young Farmer’s Rodeo  

Aug. 31   Houston, Texas      Dosey Doe                    
Sept. 1    LaGrange, Texas    Fayette County Fair              
Sept. 20  Franklin, Tenn.       Franklin Theatre                                    
Wariner has won four GRAMMY Awards, four CMA Awards, and one ACM
Award, among other honors. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has
been inducted into the Music City Walkway of Stars, the Kentucky Music
Hall of Fame, and the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame.
Wariner has placed 14 songs at No. 1 on the country charts: “Holes
in the Floor of Heaven” (which won both the CMA Single and Song of the
Year Awards and the ACM Song of the Year Award), “Tips of My Fingers,”
“The Weekend,” “Life’s Highway,” “I Got Dreams,” “The Domino Theory,”
“Some Fools Never Learn,” “You Can Dream of Me,” “Small Town Girl,”
“Lynda,” “Where Did I Go Wrong,” “All Roads Lead to You,” “I Should Be
with You,” and “What If I Said” (Duet with Anita Cochran). Wariner is
also well-known for such hits as “Two Teardrops,” “I’m Already Taken,”
“Kansas City Lights,” “Lonely Women Make Good Lovers,” “Leave Him Out of
This,” “Burnin’ the Road House Down,” and more.
In addition to writing many of his own songs, Wariner has written
hits for other artists including Garth Brooks (“Longneck Bottle”), Keith
Urban (“Where the Blacktop Ends”), Clint Black (“Nothin’ But the
Taillights”), Bryan White (“One Small Miracle”), and more. Peter Tork of
The Monkees recently recorded Wariner’s song “Crash Course in the
Blues” for an album available through Tork’s website. Fifteen of
Wariner’s compositions have been given BMI Million-Air Awards for being
broadcast on radio in excess of one million times.
Wariner is also an acclaimed guitarist who was mentored by the
legendary Chet Atkins. He has released three successful instrumental
albums on his SelecTone Records label: Guitar Christmas, Steve Wariner c.g.p….My Tribute to Chet Atkins (which includes his song “Producer’s Medley,” winner of the 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance), and Guitar Laboratory.
For more information on Wariner, visit, follow him on Facebook at or on Twitter @SteveWariner.

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