“I’ve never released a lyric video before,” said Wariner, “so when we decided to do one, I thought, why not go ahead and create one for each song on the new album? I’m really happy with how these videos turned out and I hope the fans will enjoy them.”
The country music legend has also added a video guitar lesson for the title track from It Ain’t All Bad on his official website,www.SteveWariner.com. The video guitar lessons are free to view for anyone who joins Wariner’s online community (also free) on his website. Additional video guitar lessons for other songs on the album will be added in the coming weeks. Lessons from Wariner’s previous album, Guitar Laboratory, can also be found on the site.
“We started offering free video guitar lessons a few years ago around my guitar instrumental albums,” said Wariner. “They were so much fun to create and received such a great response from the fans, so we decided to do them for It Ain’t All Bad as well. The lessons are geared towards someone who already knows how to play guitar and wants to know how I performed certain licks in my songs. We’ll be releasing a different video guitar lesson every few weeks, so I hope people will keep visiting the website to see the latest one.”
Wariner will perform at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3:00 PM for an afternoon concert celebrating the Opry’s 88th Birthday. During the performance, “Nancy” comic strip writer/artist Guy Gilchrist will present Wariner with the original artwork from the Aug. 25 strip that honored both the singer and the Opry’s birthday. After the performance, Wariner will sign copies of It Ain’t All Bad for fans in the Opry Shop. He will also perform on the evening Opry shows as well. For tickets and more information, visit www.Opry.com.
“Being a member of the Grand Ole Opry is something I treasure, and I am honored to help celebrate its 88th birthday,” said Wariner. “And I look forward to seeing the original art for the ‘Nancy’ comic strip that Guy Gilchrist was so kind to include me in. He’s such a talented artist and a good friend.”
On Monday, Oct. 7, fans will have an opportunity to chat live via Twitter with Wariner from 6:00-7:00 PM/Pacific Time (9:00-10:00 PM/Eastern Time) when he participates in a Country Music Chat Twitterview moderated by Jessica Northey. Fans that want to follow the chat and ask questions should use the hashtag #CMchat. Visit HERE for more details on how to participate.
“Wariner’s Watercolors: Paintings by Steve Wariner” will open at the Tennessee State Museum on Oct. 11 and run through Dec. 29. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will feature more than two dozen paintings and artworks created by Wariner over the last few years. For more information, visit www.tnmuseum.org.
“This is truly the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for me,” said Wariner. “I’ve been drawing and painting since I was a kid. In fact, I probably would have gone to school to get an art degree if Dottie West hadn’t discovered me performing music when I was 17. I’ve had the opportunity to display my artwork at a few places, including CMA Music Festival this past summer, but this is my first museum exhibition. I am really excited and hope people come out to see it.”
The Grand Ole Opry member will return to perform on the Opry stage on Saturday, Oct. 26. For tickets, visit www.Opry.com. Later that night, he will also perform at the Ernest Tubb Record Shops’ Midnight Jamboree at the Texas Troubadour Theater, beginning at midnight. For more information, visit http://etrecordshop.com/mj.htm.
The current issue of the United Kingdom’s leading country music magazine, Maverick (cover dated November/December 2013), features an interview with Wariner about his new album. Later in the issue, writer Alan Cackett reviews It Ain’t All Bad, calling it, “The return of a modern country music master. One of country music’s most multi-faceted artists – a wonderful singer, intuitive songwriter and stunning guitarist….This is an album of modern country that has class written all over it. Four and a half (out of five) stars.”
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, on Vevo at http://www.vevo.com/watch/steve-wariner/ and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/stevewarinerofficial.