“I always loved it when Chet Atkins performed his series of shows at Café Milano back in the ‘90s, and for a long time I’ve thought it would be fun to do something like that,” said the country music legend who spent several years performing in Atkins’ band before launching his own solo career. “Chet could have easily played in any arena around town, but instead he wanted to be somewhere cozy and comfortable where the locals and tourists alike could see him perform whatever he felt like doing. That’s the approach I’m taking with this show as well — I’m going to have fun and just let the night dictate what I perform. Of course I’ll do some of my hits, but I love the thought of just coming out on stage, picking up my guitar, and playing whatever comes to mind. I’m still deciding if it will be me and the band, me solo and acoustic, or me and a few players. Who knows? If it’s as much fun as I think it will be, I might decide to do this more often.”
Wariner has won four CMA Awards and one ACM Award and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, with 14 No. 1 songs and more than 30 Top Ten hits to his credit. Among his biggest hits are “Holes in the Floor of Heaven,” “Two Teardrops,” “I’m Already Taken,” “The Weekend,” “Life’s Highway,” “I Got Dreams, “ “Lynda,” “Tips of My Fingers,” “Leave Him Out of This,” “Kansas City Lights,” “Small Town Girl,” “The Domino Theory,” “What I Didn’t Do,” “If I Didn’t Love You,” and more. As a songwriter, he’s had songs recorded by Garth Brooks (the No. 1 hit “Longneck Bottle”), Clint Black (the No. 1 hit “Nothin’ But the Taillights,”), Keith Urban (the Top 5 hit “Where the Blacktop Ends”), and Bryan White (the Top 20 hit “One Small Miracle”) among others, as well as recent cuts in the last year from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Del McCoury Band, Peter Tork, and Don Williams. For four seasons, television audiences across the nation heard Wariner sing the theme song to the classic hit ABC-TV series “Who’s The Boss?” His current album, It Ain’t All Bad, was released last year, and his GRAMMY Award-winning CD, My Tribute to Chet Atkins, was recently made available in all 626 Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.
Tickets for Wariner’s show are just $20 each and can be purchased in advance at www.listeningroomcafe.com (go to the “Shows” link, click “Calendar” and then click “June 18”; or go direct here: http://bit.ly/1jtZhlp). The Listening Room Cafe is located at 217 Second Avenue South in Nashville and the phone number is (615) 259-3600.
For more information on Wariner, visit www.SteveWariner.com.
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