Steve Wariner Puts His ‘Guitar Christmas’ on Your List
Fall may have just arrived, but Steve Wariner is already thinking about Christmas. The legendary singer-songwriter-guitarist extraordinaire (who happened to have been born on Christmas day) is reissuing his 2003 holiday album, 'Guitar Christmas.' The instrumental album is a collection of Christmas standards arranged, recorded, and produced by the multifaceted musician. In the past, the album was only available through his website.
"I absolutely loved recording this album," Steve says. "The initial idea came about as I was thinking of the wonderful gatherings that Chet Atkins would host in his office around the holidays. Everyone would sing and play and remember those beautiful melodies from our childhood. I wanted the album to convey the warmth and intimacy of those picking parties, so the listener will feel as if I'm sitting in their living room playing for them. That's the reason I left some imperfections in there, because I wanted it to be real."
'Guitar Christmas' was Steve's second Christmas album, but was his first all-instrumental holiday collection. The album features the classics, 'White Christmas,' 'Silent Night,' 'Winter Wonderland' and 'The Christmas Song,' among others.
In recent weeks, Steve has been collaborating with Jimmy Wayne on a new song inspired by Jimmy's Meet Me Halfway walk across America for homeless youth. The two have spent a lot of time perfecting the tune which will be included on Jimmy's forthcoming album based around the walk.
Also look for Steve -- a Grand Ole Opry member since 1996, to appear on Tuesday night's GAC-televised special, 'Country Comes Home: An Opry Live Celebration,' as the doors to the Opry House re-open for the first time since the devastating Nashville flood in May.
'Guitar Christmas' will be available in stores October 12.