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Interview with country singer Steve Wariner: 'It Ain't All Bad' Special

Posted Sep 4, 2013 by Markos Papadatos
Country music singer and songwriter and guitarist Steve Wariner is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and he was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
Country singer Steve Wariner
Country singer Steve Wariner
Photo Courtesy of Joe Hardwick
Wariner is also a four-time Grammy-winning artist and he was mentored by the late Country Music Hall of Famer Chet Atkins; moreover, his latest studio album, “It Ain’t All Bad,” is expected to be released on September 10. “It’s not exactly wonderful grammar but I really think that the songs on there are really nice,” he said with a laugh.
Wariner remarked, “I wrote the title cut with Allen Shamblin and it deals with a relationship and how the world has gone crazy, but as long as they are together, it’s cool.”
Wariner noted that this is a collection of songs that he collected over the last eight years of his life. “It has been eight years since I had last done a ‘singing’ album, so here we go again. I think this has some of my best songwriting.”
His other co-writers for this project included such songwriters as Al Anderson, Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson, Kent Blazy, Rick Carnes, Rockie Lynne, Rob McNelley, Karyn Rochelle, Jim Rushing, Mike Severs and Tom Shapiro.
Wariner revealed that his co-write with Bill Anderson “I Want to Be Like You” is his personal favorite track on the CD. “It’s a cool little story song on there and it talks about how a father admires his son and that one hit me really hard. I also really like ‘Voodoo, which I wrote with Al Anderson, since it is pure fun” he said.
He listed country songstress Trisha Yearwood (the wife of Garth Brooks) as his dream female duet choice, as well as Reba McEntire.
For more information on country singer Steve Wariner and his new CD “It Ain’t All Bad,” visit his official website.