October 20, 2011
By Chrissy Mauck
Gretsch player and country-music star Steve Wariner is slated to appear on the famed radio broadcast A Prairie Home Companion this weekend.
The program can be heard on local National Public Radio stations live from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 22.
Wariner, who has charted 14 No. 1 hits – such as “Some Fools Never Learn,” “Small Town Girl” and “I Should Be With You” – will be featured in the APH episode along with acoustic duo Storyhill and Academy Award-nominated actor John Lithgow.
Held at the St. Paul, Minn., Fitzgerald Theater, the radio show is the only live music and variety show that is currently aired nationwide.
Wariner won the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year awards for his #1 hit, “Holes in the Floor of Heaven.” As s songwriter, he penned the #1 songs “Longneck Bottle” by Garth Brooks and “Where The Blacktop Ends” by Clint Black.
He has four GRAMMY Awards including a Best Country Instrumental GRAMMY in 2010 for his tribute to Chet Atkins.