Aaron Barker

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Aaron Barker
Born (1953-03-05) March 5, 1953 (age 61)
San Antonio, Texas
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 1988–present
Labels Atlantic
Associated acts George Strait
Website Aaron Barker

Aaron Barker (born March 5, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas[1]) is an American singer-songwriter.

Barker has written number one songs for George Strait ("Baby Blue", "Love Without End, Amen", "Easy Come, Easy Go") and Lonestar ("What About Now").[2] His songs have also been recorded by Doug Supernaw, Clay Walker, Neal McCoy, Aaron Tippin and others.[2][3] Barker turned "Love Without End, Amen" into a book in 2002.[4][5] He was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 2007.[6]

Barker's debut album, The Taste of Freedom, was released by Atlantic Records in August 1992.[7] The title track peaked at number 73 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Barker also writes and performs commercials for Blue Bell Ice Cream.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
The Taste of Freedom
Straight from the Horse's Mouth
(with Curtis Wayne)
  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: BSW Records
Lifelines
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: self-released
Echoes
  • Release date: October 17, 2006
  • Label: self-released

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[9]
1992 "The Taste of Freedom" 73 The Taste of Freedom

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
1992 "The Taste of Freedom"

List of singles written by Aaron Barker[edit]

Year Single[2] Artist Co-writer(s) Peak positions
US Country
1988 "Baby Blue" George Strait 1
1990 "Love Without End, Amen" 1
1993 "Honky Tonkin' Fool" Doug Supernaw 50
"Easy Come, Easy Go" George Strait Dean Dillon 1
"I'd Like to Have That One Back" Bill Shore, Rick West 3
1995 "Not Enough Hours in the Night" Doug Supernaw Ron Harbin, Kim Williams 3
"I Know She Still Loves Me" George Strait Monty Holmes 5
1996 "I Can Still Make Cheyenne" Erv Woolsey 4
1997 "Watch This" Clay Walker Ron Harbin, Anthony L. Smith 4
1998 "Love Happens Like That" Neal McCoy 29
"You're Beginning to Get to Me" Clay Walker Tom Shapiro 2
1999 "I'm Leaving" Aaron Tippin Ron Harbin, David Lewis 17
2000 "What About Now" Lonestar Ron Harbin, Anthony L. Smith 1
2013 "Best Seat in the House" LoCash Cowboys Preston Brust, Chris Lucas 52
"I'm Gonna Lie" Philip Claypool Gary Hannan, Ira Dean
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 43. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b c "Aaron Barker – Top Songs as Writer". Music VF. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Aaron Barker | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Strait's Hit Becomes a Book". Country Music Television. January 29, 2002. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ Holden, Larry (February 13, 2002). "Story Behind The Song ...'Love Without End, Amen'". Country Weekly. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Aaron Barker | TxHSA". Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ Abbott, Jim (August 7, 1992). "Here's what's new in the record racks". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Advocate Editorial Board opinion: Songwriters' art supports groups in need". The Victoria Advocate. November 12, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Aaron Barker Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 14, 2014.