Gary Burr

Gary Burr

Gary Burr
Origin Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Record producer
Instruments Background vocals
Acoustic guitar
Bass guitar
Piano
Years active 1982-present
Associated acts Pure Prairie League
Blue Sky Riders
Website www.garyburr.com

Gary Burr, born in Meriden, Connecticut, is an American musician and songwriter and producer, mostly known for his stable of hits recorded by country music performers. Burr began his career as a member of the group Pure Prairie League from 1982 to 1985, taking over after Vince Gill departed the group. Burr later moved to Nashville and became a highly respected songwriter, penning hits for a plethora of country artists (and a few Pop and Rock artists). Burr's first Top-10 hit as a songwriter was "Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me" released by Juice Newton; the single reached #7 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1982.

Songs written/co-written by Gary Burr

As producer

Burr has produced a number of songs and albums, including the Disney Records album The Best of Country Sing the Best of Disney, and Olivia Newton-John's Back with a Heart.

U.S. Senate Testimony

As a note of his importance and influence as a major American songwriter, Burr gave Testimony to the U.S. Senate in November, 2005 concerning audio/video piracy (specifically from China) on behalf of himself and the RIAA. [1]

Blue Sky Riders

Burr is a member of Blue Sky Riders, a country music trio also featuring Kenny Loggins and Georgia Middleman -whom he married in 2012.[1] They released their debut album, Finally Home, on January 29, 2013.[2]

Sources

  • Official Web site
  • Short bio at East Central One
  • Bio at Disney Country record label

References

External links

  • Audio interview with Gary Burr, Kenny Loggins and Georgia Middleman (Blue Sky Riders) on the Sodajerker On Songwriting podcast