Wynn Varble

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Wynn Varble
Birth name Wynn Varble
Born Ellenwood, Georgia
Origin Hampshire, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1982–present
Labels Starstruck Writers Group Warner/Chappell
Associated acts Reba McEntire, Darryl Worley, Easton Corbin
Website wynnvarble.com

George Edwin "Wynn" Varble is an American country music musician and songwriter. Varble co-wrote the hit songs Have You Forgotten?, Waitin' on a Woman, Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind and A Little More Country Than That.

In 2003, Varble co-wrote Have You Forgotten? with Darryl Worley, who released it as the first single from his album of the same name. It was No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs for seven weeks, and peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Varble's song Waitin' on a Woman, co-written with Don Sampson, was recorded three times by American country music artist Brad Paisley. According to Country Weekly magazine, Varble received a call telling him that a former co-worker was in the hospital.[1] Varble wrote the song after calling his co-worker at the hospital, wondering where his wife was. He told "the story and the idea [he] had for [the song]" to co-writer Don Sampson.[1] After a few days, Varble and Sampson played "Waitin' on a Woman" for Paisley, and he decided to record it.[1] Waitin' on a Woman debuted at number 51 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated for the week of June 28, 2008[2] and reached number 1 the week of September 20, 2008.[3]

Varble wrote A Little More Country Than That with Rory Lee Feek and Don Poythress while the three were at a writing retreat held at Mickey Newbury's cabin near Nashville, Tennessee.[4] The song was recorded by Easton Corbin and released in August 2009 as Corbin's debut single. The song peaked at Number One on the U.S. country singles charts dated for the week ending April 3, 2010, its thirty-second week on that chart.[4]

In 2010 and 2011, Wynn was a contestant on CMT's Next Superstar.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Varble was raised in Ellenwood, Georgia. As of 2011, he lives in Hampshire, Tennessee, United States.

Chart Singles Written by Wynn Varble[edit]

The following is a list of Wynn Varble compositions that were chart hits.

Year Single Title Recording Artist Peak chart positions
US Country
2000 When You Need My Love
co-written with Darryl Worley
Darryl Worley 15
2003 Have You Forgotten?
co-written with Darryl Worley
Darryl Worley 1
2006 I Just Came Back from a War
co-written with Darryl Worley
Darryl Worley 15
2007 Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind
co-written with Tim Johnson and Don Poythress
Kellie Pickler 16
2008 Waitin' on a Woman
co-written with Don Sampson
Brad Paisley 1
2009 A Little More Country Than That
co-written with Rory Lee Feek, and Don Poythress
Easton Corbin 1
2009 Sounds Like Life to Me
co-written with Darryl Worley
Darryl Worley 11

Songs written by[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
Badly Bent
  • Release date: 2003
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD
The Only Honky in This Honkytonk
  • Release date: April 6, 2011
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD, music download
Freak Show
  • Release date: April 9, 2013
  • Label: Steele Mansion Records
  • Formats: CD, music download

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Baby's Got Her Buzz On"[6] Bryan Allen/Rory Lee Feek

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Horner, Marianne (December 1, 2008). "Story Behind the Song: "Waitin'" Had to Wait". Country Weekly 15 (24): 16. 
  2. ^ "Hot Country Songs – "Waitin' on a Woman"". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-07-06. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Brad Paisley notches one more number one". Country Standard Time. September 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  4. ^ a b Conaway, Alanna (May 10, 2010). "Story Behind the Song: A Little More Country Than What?". Country Weekly 17 (19): 17. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  5. ^ Geller, Wendy (May 26, 2011). "CMT's Next Superstar—Exclusive Interview With Wynn Varble". Our Country. Yahoo.com. 
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Baby's Got Her Buzz On". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 

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