Steve Wariner Lets The Fans Decide

There’s a good chance country great Steve Wariner doesn’t know what he’ll play on his upcoming tour.  At least not yet.  He’s turned to his fans, asking them to help him build his setlist.

The fans definitely have their work cut out for them in having to choose from Wariner’s 14 No. 1 hits as well as his nearly three dozen Top Ten songs.  But Wariner’s giving them almost a full month to work it out. Of course, February’s a short month so they better get busy.

“I’m always hearing from my fans that they loved all the songs I performed in concert, but they wish I had performed one particular song or another,” Wariner said. “I want to give them a voice in this year’s setlist, and hopefully their song will make the cut.  I can’t wait to see what they choose!”

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Academy of Country Music Honors show, Nashville, Tenn.

Voting began Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 28.  Fans can help in the decision process by going to the “Contact” section on his website where they will find a form allowing them to vote for up to five songs.  Only one vote per email address will be allowed.

But fans won’t be deciding the complete setlist.  Wariner will have his say as well.

“Of course, I’ll also perform several songs from my new CD, It Ain’t All Bad, as well as an instrumental or two,” Wariner said.  “And since Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Del McCoury Band, Peter Tork, and Don Williams have all recently recorded my songs, I might occasionally perform my versions of those songs as well.  I am really excited to create this setlist based on what I hear from the fans!”

Only a handful of dates for Wariner’s tour have been announced so far, but more are expected to be revealed shortly.  Here’s the itinerary as it stands today:

April 5 – Goliad, Texas, Schroeder Hall
April 26 – Cartersville, Ga., Grand Theatre
May 8 – Alexandria, Va., Birchmere 
May 9 – Lancaster, Pa., American Music Theatre
July 12 – Sealy, Texas, B&PW Park Pavilion (Sealybration)
July 25 – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.,  Country Tonite Theatre
Aug. 2 – Selma, Texas, Blue Bonnet Palace

Wariner will also perform at the Grand Ole Opry Feb. 7-8. Visit for more information about his upcoming tour.