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Marc Beeson

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Marc Beeson
Born (1954-12-20) December 20, 1954 (age 69)[1]
Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active1980s–present
LabelsBNA
Formerly ofBurnin' Daylight

Marc Beeson (born December 20, 1954) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Beeson has co-written several singles which have reached the Hot Country Songs charts.

Life and career

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Beeson moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1990.[2] One of his first co-writes was "Even Now", a top 20 hit for Exile.[3]

In 1992, he co-wrote Restless Heart's "When She Cries", which won him Country Song of the Year and Pop Song of the Year awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).[4] Beeson signed to BNA Records in 1994, charting at number 70 with "A Wing and a Prayer".[1]

In 1997, Beeson founded the group Burnin' Daylight with former Exile member Sonny LeMaire and former Southern Pacific member Kurt Howell. This group recorded one album for Curb Records and charted three singles,[5] as well as receiving a nomination for New Vocal Group or Duo from the Academy of Country Music.

Beeson has returned to songwriting, including Pat Green's 2008 single "Let Me".[4] Marc Beeson's songs are represented by Downtown Music Publishing.

Discography

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Singles

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Year Single Peak positions
US Country
1994 "A Wing and a Prayer" 70

Music videos

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Year Video
1994 "A Wing and a Prayer"

Singles co-written by Beeson

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Singles that Beeson co-wrote include:[6]

References

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  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ ASCAP in Action. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. 1993. p. 19.
  3. ^ Jarnigan, Bill (October 23, 1994). "Success didn't go unnoticed". The Times Daily. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Marc Beeson". Songwriter Institute. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  5. ^ Whitburn, p. 71
  6. ^ "Songs composed by Marc Beeson". Allmusic. Retrieved July 26, 2011.