Off script watercolors with ‘Nothin’ but the Taillights’ tunesmith Steve Wariner

Peruse through the CD liner notes of “Burnin’ The Roadhouse Down,” Steve Wariner’s lucky number 13th studio album unleashed on April 21, 1998, and you’ll discover this stunning profile shot of the then-43-year-old. The 12-song record is home to the Garth Brooks-assisted title song and the monster hit “Holes in the Floor of Heaven.” The latter was nominated for two Grammy Awards in the Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song categories. Photography by Matthew Barnes / Capitol Records / Discogs

Eighties troubadour Steve Wariner is guilty as charged for racking up 33 Top Ten A-sides as a solo country pop artist on top of penning Garth Brooks’ “Longneck Bottle,” Clint Black’s “Been There,” and Keith Urban’s “Where the Blacktop Ends.” An exclusive interview emerging today in this “Jeremy’s Country Music Notes” column finds Wariner grappling with…

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Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts

Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ something fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net