Steve Wariner
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Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter/storyteller and multi-instrumentalist Steve Wariner will perform live in concert on Friday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Savannah’s Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University.

Any music teacher who purchases a ticket can bring their music students with them free to the concert, thanks to support provided by Fred and Dinah Gretsch, whose names are now on Georgia Southern’s Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music. Music teachers who wish to bring their students should contact music@georgiasouthern.edu.

Wariner is known for his guitar playing, but his latest album showcases steel, lap steel, drums and even upright bass. He is known to play Gretsch instruments.

While Wariner may be best known for songs “Longneck Bottle,” with Garth Brooks and “Nothing but the Taillights” with Clint Black, he has more than 20 albums and five decades of music in his career. He has earned 14 No. 1 hits, more than 30 Top 10 singles, three RIAA-certified Gold albums, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award, four Grammy Awards, four Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, three Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, two TNN/Music City News Awards, a Christian Country Music Association Award, a CMA Triple Play Award, and 15 BMI Million-Air Awards. Most recently, Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) bestowed on Wariner the 2018 CRB Artist Career Achievement Award.

In October 2019, he was inducted into the prestigious Musicians Hall of Fame, adding to his honors that also include induction into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame, the Music City Walk of Fame, and is one of only five guitar players in the world to be given the “Certified Guitar Player”  Award by Chet Atkins.

General admission tickets are $30 and can be purchased by visiting GeorgiaSouthern.edu/ArmstrongTickets. As usual, Georgia Southern students can attend for free with their student ID.

The concert is presented by Georgia Southern’s College of Arts and Humanities and the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music.

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