Gary Burr

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Gary Burr
Origin Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Genres Country
Occupation(s) 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 with many 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 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, which reached #7 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1982.

Songs written/co-written by Gary Burr[edit]

As producer[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenny Loggins' Third Act: Blue Sky Riders". Huffington Post. 2012-02-16. 
  2. ^ Emling, Shelley (January 29, 2013). "Blue Sky Riders: Kenny Loggins' Trio Celebrates Release Of New Album, 'Finally Home'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 

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