Award-winning artist, highly regarded guitarist, and hit songwriter, Steve Wariner was honored with the 2018 CRB Artist Career Achievement Award during the Country Radio Hall of Fame awards and induction ceremony held at the Vanderbilt Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee on June 20, 2018.
CRB Executive Director Bill Mayne presented Wariner with the award, which is given to an individual artist or act that, through their creativity, vision, performance or leadership has made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of Country music and Country radio. Country superstars and friends of Wariner’s, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood made a surprise appearance to honor Wariner on his special night.
Wariner commented, saying “What an honor it was to receive the Career Achievement Award last night. I’m incredibly grateful to all of Country Radio for supporting me throughout my career, Bill Mayne, R.J. Curtis, and Kurt Johnson for thinking of me for such an honor, and to Garth and Trisha for surprising me with their attendance. Them being there was truly the cherry on top of a very special evening.”