Steve Wariner’s Chet Atkins Tribute Now Available at Cracker Barrel
Wariner has joined together with Cracker Barrel Old County Store to sell the album, featuring the song ‘Producer’s Medley,’ which won a Grammy in 2010 for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
“Besides being a musical icon and a close friend of mine, Chet Atkins was also an early investor in Cracker Barrel,” Wariner says in a press release. “I’m thrilled that they wanted to add my tribute album to the catalog of great music available in their stores.”
Wariner released his latest album, ‘It Ain’t All Bad,’ last fall. The album was his first release of original vocal tunes since 2005’s ‘This Real Life,’ but Wariner says he didn’t mean to let that much time pass.
“I’ll be honest, it wasn’t deliberate. It kinda snuck up on me,” he tells The Boot. “I didn’t realize it had been that long. I did a couple of guitar projects that, we were lucky to get in with the Chet Atkins tribute album that I did, that won a Grammy, and on the heels of that — you know, winning a Grammy has an effect that makes you maybe want to do another one like that!”