Steve Wariner Working On New Album
It's been 20 years since Steve Wariner released his instrumental album No More Mr. Nice Guy. Now the Grammy winner says he's working on a long-awaited sequel. Inside Country caught up with Steve at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum: "I'm working on a new project that's gonna be kind of like an album I did a few years ago called No More Mr. Nice Guy where a lot of my friends come in. Peter Frampton already said he wants to play on it. I talked to Ricky Skaggs about a project, not specifically this one. But back when I did the first one, he said 'Thanks a lot.' I go what? He said, 'You didn't ask me to play on your record.' Ricky's one of my dear friends so I definitely want to ask him. There'll be different folks than the last one. But there are a lot of great players. My wish list is pretty long. I've written a few things, I actually recorded a piece yesterday." Steve says it probably won't be ready until the end of the year.
Steve was at the Hall of Fame to help kick off a new exhibit of Gretsch guitars from the collection of rocker Randy Bachman of the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Steve said he really loved the collection: "They're like little works of art. Even if someone didn't know guitars, they'd be astounded because they're beautiful. I want a lot of these guitars badly!" The exhibit, American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman-Gretsch Collection, features over 75 guitars, and will continue through July.