The wait is over! Today, country music legend Steve Wariner releases his first new, non-instrumental album in more than eight years, It Ain’t All Bad. The four-time GRAMMY and CMA Award winner, who has placed 14 songs on top of the charts, produced the much-anticipated album and wrote or co-wrote all 12 songs. The album is available at retail stores nationwide and everywhere digital music is sold, including Amazon.com and iTunes.
“I am so happy to finally release It Ain’t All Bad today,” said Wariner. “I’ve been talking about the album for weeks, and I’ve heard from so many people that are anxious to hear it. I’m really proud of this album, as I think it really spotlights where I am in my life right now. You know, we are all going to have good days and bad days, but as long as you’re with the person you love, it ain’t all bad!”
It Ain’t All Bad continues to receive praise.
- Country Weekly’s review called special attention to several songs on the album, writing about “the jazzy ‘Bluebonnet Memories’ that show Steve still has full command of [his] Chet-Atkins-bestowed ‘certified guitar player’ status” and “the acoustic ‘48 Ford’ and its sepia-toned memories of time with his dad prove Steve’s still got something to say,” while also praising the title track for “showcasing top-notch guitar work…”
- Roughstock.com said, “There’s variety on the album but it’s all melded together to help It Ain’t All Bad feel like the work of a master who is making music for the pure reason that he has to, not because he has contracts or radio station obligations to meet. It Ain’t All Bad is a bit of a misnomer because the album is nothing but good. Four and a half stars.”
- CountryMusicTattleTale.com wrote, “With top-notch songwriting skills and a voice that has the ability to make you feel and believe the lyrics, It Ain’t All Bad showcases Steve as the solid artist that he is. Fans who have been longing to not only hear Steve’s impressive guitar licks, but his story telling and smooth country vocals will be nothing but impressed by this latest venture. It exemplifies why Steve has been a staying power in country music.”
Earlier today, Wariner performed two songs from It Ain’t All Bad and announced the 2013 CMA Broadcast Award nominees live on www.CMAawards.com. This evening, the ACM Award winner will present an award at “The ACM Honors” celebration at The Ryman.
Wariner will appear on “GAC Daily Countdown” tomorrow, Sept. 11, where he will be interviewed by host Suzanne Alexander and perform his song “’48 Ford.” The show airs at 6:00 AM/ET, 12:00 PM/ET, and 4:00 PM/ET on GAC.
Prime Country – Sirius XM Channel 58 will launch a “Steve Wariner Album Release Celebration” on Friday, Sept. 13 and continue through Sunday, Sept. 15. Wariner recently performed a live in-studio performance that will air on Sept. 13 at 6:00 PM/EDT; Sept. 14 at 11:00 AM/EDT and 9:00 PM/EDT; and Sept. 15 at 2 PM/EDT and 11 PM/EDT. During the weekend, Prime Country will also play one song from his new album each hour as well as his classic hits. All songs will feature intros and behind-the-scenes stories from Wariner.
Wariner is featured in the Sept. 16 issue of Country Weekly (on-stands now) as well as a video interview on CountryWeekly.com at http://www.countryweekly.com/videos/studio-steve-wariner. Additional interviews with Wariner can be found at Billboard.com, GuitarWorld.com, and the current issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine, among other media outlets. The next issue of Maverick Magazine, out at the end of September, will also feature a story.
Wariner will perform at the Grand Ole Opry this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14, at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. After the performances on both nights, he will sign copies of It Ain’t All Bad in the Opry Shop. Attendees must have a ticket for the Grand Ole Opry performance that night in order to participate in the autograph signing. He will also perform a sold-out show at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn. on Friday, Sept. 20.
For tour dates, video guitar lessons, and more information, visit www.SteveWariner.com. Follow him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/pages/Steve-Wariner, on Twitter @SteveWariner, and on YouTube at youtube.com/stevewarinerofficial.
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