1. When describing STEVE WARREN’s career, one must use the term: “VARIED.” He has been singing, literally, as long as he has been talking! At the ripe old age of 3 years old, he sang to 10,000 people in a large municipal auditorium in his hometown of Houston Texas. STEVE WARREN, “The Voice,” has sung and performed with the greats in both gospel and secular music. In his hometown of Houston Texas, Steve became friends and performed with country music great Larry Gatlin. Their friendship continues to this day. Moving to Nashville in 1982, he began singing with the legends of gospel music, Jake Hess, Hovie Lister, J.D.Sumner & James Blackwood in the group “The Masters 5.” On the majority of the 8 albums he performed on and produced for the Masters, his “one man band” is heard, as he played all the instruments on those recordings. When all of the Masters went their separate ways, J.D. Sumner & Steve reformed “The Stamps Quartet,” the group that sang back-up for the late Elvis Presley. He then traveled world-wide with The Stamps, doing gospel concerts as well as “Elvis Tribute” shows, for which he was the featured vocalist. Leaving the Stamps in 1993, Steve joined forces with his lifelong friend, Cecil Blackwood and The Blackwood Brothers. This would not be the last time for Warren to join this world famous group. In December of 1994, he then joined “The Wayne Newton Show,” as pianist, leader of Newton’s back-up vocal group, and featured soloist on all of his shows. Steve also appeared in the Warner Brothers motion picture “Vegas Vacation” in 1996. In September of 1997, Steve again joined The Blackwood Brothers, remaining in that position until the death of Cecil Blackwood in November of 2000. His award nominations and inductions have been varied as well. STEVE WARREN is the only performer in the large entertainment community of Pigeon Forge Tennessee to be nominated for 9 Grammy awards in 3 categories: Solo Artist, Group Member, and record producer. He has been inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 3 groups.
In every position Warren has performed, he was musical/vocal arranger and record producer, as well. Steve has performed in The Astrodome in Houston; Constitution Hall in Washington D.C.; Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City; Graceland and Elvis’ “Memphis” Restaurant in Memphis; The Sands, The Desert Inn, MGM Grand, Luxor Hotels in Las Vegas; The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, to name just a few of the notable venues. You’ve seen him numerous time on television on Nashville Now, Dove Awards Telecast, Grand Ole Opry, TNN/Music City News Awards, Another Evening with The Statler Brothers, America Comes to Graceland, Gospel Country & QVC Shopping network. With the release of his newest 3 recording projects, STEVE WARREN will have performed on an astounding 70 albums, having been released on long play vinyl, 8 tracks, cassettes & CD’s, as well as numerous videos. We are currently in negotiation for the publishing of his autobiography. Don’t miss one of America’s most versatile entertainers, musicians, and singers: “The Voice” STEVE WARREN!
2. At the young age of five the love of music was birthed in Steve Warren’s life. As a young child he began playing drums and singing with his family. When God called him into a ministry of his own, he not only continued proclaiming the gospel through song, but the Word of God as well.
As a young pastor in southwest Virginia, his love for music began to deepen. He began word at a local radio stations WXMY and WOLD, where he remained a disc jockey for fifteen years until he became owner. During this time Brother Steve created what is known today as the Gospel Sound Radio Show. Which is an hour radio show featuring “some of the best in southern gospel music”, whether it be local talent or well-known artists. This program became syndicated to radio stations and later became a television program.
Brother Steve saw the need for southern gospel music in the area and with that he began promoting gospel groups, which he remains doing today. The local areas began seeing groups such as The Spencer’s, The Singing Cookes, Kevin Spencer & Friends, and the Perry Sisters.
In 2001 Steve joined Sims Records located in Nashville, TN. It wasn’t until this time that he had ever been part of a record label of this prestige. In 2004 a song that Steve wrote along with his wife, “Heaven on Her Mind” became a #1 song in the Christian Country National Charts.
Rev. Warren was given the honor in June of 2004 to be nominated and chosen by gospel music fans all over America as Favorite Male Vocalist at the Music City Gospel Showcase and Convention, which is held annually in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Over the past several years God has blessed Steve by placing many chart topping singles within his hands. According to the Singing News Charts, songs such as “His Love Ran Down the Cross” #47, Somewhere Between Mercy and Grace” # 27, “I’m Still Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” #21, “Banks of the River” #19, “Those Same Hands” #16, and “Those Three Old Rusty Nails” #15 are songs that not only contain a good melody or fancy wording, but a message of hope and encouragement. Steve is very thankful to God and humbled that he would be chosen by God to reach the unreachable not only through preaching the Word of God but through the words of a song.
Rev. Steve Warren has a heart for ministry, whether it is in preaching the Word of God,
singing, or in the various other gifts and talents God has placed in his life.
Edited by thewebrocker on 12 Oct 2011, 15:21
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