25 December 1954, Noblesville, Indiana, USA. Wariner played in his fathers country group from the age of 10. One night he had a residency at a club near Indianapolis and the starring attraction, Dottie West, went on stage to harmonize with him. He then played bass for West and after that, for Bob Luman. Luman recorded several of Wariners songs, while Wariner revived Lumans success, Lonely Women Make Good Lovers. He played for Chet Atkins, who took him to RCA Records as a solo performer. Wariner was offered, and rejected, You Needed Me, but in 1978 he had a minor US country hit with his own song, Im Already Taken, which was subsequently recorded by Conway Twitty. After several other chart records (including Your Memory and By Now), he had his first country number 1 in 1981 with All Roads Lead To You, but his follow-ups, Kansas City Lights, Midnight...
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