Steve Wariner: Country Western Singer from Noblesville

Steve Wariner, born in 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana, is a country western singer, guitarist and songwriter. The labels he has worked for include RCA, MCA, Capitol, Arista and SelecTone.

During the 1980’s, several songs by this famous Noblesville resident occupied the number one spot. But Steve Wariner was an active musician before he made it big. At the age of 17, he performed at the Grand Ole Opry, and two years later he was playing bass for Bob Luman’s band; Luman even recorded some of Wariner’s compositions.

Video of Steve Wariner, a famous Noblesville resident, performing live in the 1980’s

A career highlight for Steve Wariner was being hired into the Chet Atkins group as a bass player in 1977. A year later, Wariner released I’m Already Taken; it was later re-released and peaked at number five on the music charts for the United States.

In 1980, Steve Wariner’s first Top Ten hit came out, a song called “Your Memory.” He left the Chet Atkins band at that time, but he was on his way to stardom in his own right. In 1982, RCA produced Steve Wariner’s eponymous LP, Steve Wariner, which introduced four hit singles, including his first #1 hit, “All Roads Lead to You.”

Video montage of Steve Wariner, a famous Noblesville resident, performing “Life’s Highway” at various venues and dates

Wariner’s career blossomed in the 1990’s, during which time he had several #1 hit compositions, was inducted into the Grand Old Opry, switched over to Arista Records and received many high honors in the music industry, including a Grammy in Best Country Vocal Collaboration in 1992, for “Restless.”

By the new millennium, Steve Wariner had matured and branched out, focusing more on composing and instrumental work than performing. In 2002, he created SelecTone Records, his own record label, and began producing and recording for SelecTone exclusively.

Video of Steve Wariner, a famous Noblesville resident, performing live on television with Chet Atkins

Though still releasing albums, (This Real Life, his 25th album, came out in 2005), Wariner spends more and more time doing creative work for various charities, for which he continues to receive recognition and honors.

One of Wariner’s interests is old cars, a hobby he undoubtedly picked up at the various car shows that are so popular in nearby Indianapolis, as well as other smaller towns in Central Indiana.

A prolific and popular songwriter and performer, Steve Wariner is an important member of the Noblesville music scene and has recorded some three dozen hit singles, seven of which soared to number one.

For more information on Steve Wariner, please visit the musician’s homepage.

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