What makes it special for me is the historical significance of standing on that stage and thinking of all the icons and pioneers that came before.
"Steven Noel "Steve" Wariner" is an American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has released eighteen studio albums, including six on MCA Records, and three each on RCA Records, Arista Records and Capitol Records. He has also charted more than fifty singles on the Billboard (magazine)/Billboard country singles charts, including ten Number One hits: "All Roads Lead to You", "Some Fools Never Learn", "You Can Dream of Me", "Life's Highway (song)/Life's Highway", "Small Town Girl (Steve Wariner song)/Small Town Girl", "The Weekend (Steve Wariner song)/The Weekend", "Lynda (Steve Wariner song)/Lynda", "Where Did I Go Wrong", and "I Got Dreams (song)/I Got Dreams", and "What If I Said", a duet with Anita Cochran from her album Back to You (album)/Back to You. Three of his studio albums have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipping 500,000 copies in the United States.More Steve Wariner on Wikipedia.
Becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry brought to fruition a dream I'd had since I first performed on that historic stage so many years ago, ... It for this reason that I feel moved to be a part of this special Shop At Home event, to celebrate all that 80 years of Opry tradition has meant to me, and to our country music heritage.
Gatemouth was an American original, an innovator, ... He was always as much fun to watch as to hear. He was real treasure!