"A tour de force tribute to the man he calls his boss, producer, musical mentor, and friend ... This fabulous collection of mostly original songs spotlights the amazing fingerstyle talent that Wariner possesses, as well as his deep knowledge of Atkins' signature guitar style." -- Guitar Player "He probably comes as close to Chet's spirit--that ability to be laid-back and energetic at the same time, making daunting passages appear effortless--as anyone ever has." -- Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar "For the tribute album, Wariner blends [original songs written with a nod to Atkins' style] with a few Atkins originals and creates a concept album that serves to illuminate rather than replicate Atkins' musical personality." -- The Tennessean "This is such a wonderful CD. No one has ever captured my father's touch like Steve. I think every lick that Daddy ever did is on this recording. Thank you, Steve, for keeping his playing alive. Only someone so close and someone who actually learned from him could do this so faithfully." -- Merel Atkins, Chet's daughter
* An established artist who has influenced many (including Brad Paisley, Bryan White, and Blake Shelton) honors the man who influenced his music above all others. On this disc, Steve Wariner pays tribute rather than attempting to mimic Atkins. * Features amazing musicianship, original compositions, lush arrangements, and heartfelt vocals. * Extensive liner notes include photos, detailed notes on each song, and more.
Steve Wariner has won 4 Grammy® Awards and his latest came in early 2010 for My Tribute To Chet Atkins , which won the award for the tune Producer s Medley as Best Country Instrumental Performance. --GRAMMY.com