Gary Burr

born in in Meriden, CT, United States

Gary Burr

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Gary Burr

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

  • "The Time Machine" - Collin Raye
  • "Wrong Again" - Mindy McCready
  • "Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me" - Juice Newton
  • "Walkin' Into Trouble" - Juice Newton
  • "Make My Life With You" - The Oak Ridge Boys
  • "I Try to Think About Elvis" - Patty Loveless
  • "A Thousand Times a Day" - Patty Loveless
  • "Up and Flying" - Pete Stringfellow and Reba McEntire
  • "I Wear Your Love"- Kathy Mattea
  • "Bus Ride"- Suzy Bogguss
  • "Can't Be Really Gone" - Tim McGraw
  • "To Be Loved by You" - Wynonna
  • "Cover to Cover" - Billy Ray Cyrus
  • "More Love" - Doug Stone
  • "Too Busy Being in Love" - Doug Stone
  • "What's in It for Me" - John Berry
  • "Man of My Word" - Collin Raye
  • "Burned Like a Rocket" - Billy Joe Royal
  • "That's My Job" - Conway Twitty
  • "The Vows Go Unbroken (Always True to You)" - Kenny Rogers
  • "Watch Me" - Lorrie Morgan
  • "Sure Love" - Hal Ketchum
  • "In a Week or Two" - Diamond Rio
  • "One Night a Day" - Garth Brooks
  • "We Don't Have to Do This" - Tanya Tucker
  • "Where Was I" - Ricky Van Shelton
  • "Till You Love Me" - Reba McEntire
  • "One Last Good Hand"- Reba McEntire
  • "What Mattered Most" - Ty Herndon
  • "Heart Half Empty" - Ty Herndon & Stephanie Bentley
  • "On the Side of Angels" - LeAnn Rimes
  • "Nothin' 'Bout Love Makes Sense" - LeAnn Rimes
  • "Bottle" - LeAnn Rimes
  • "I Already Do" - Chely Wright
  • "It Was" - Chely Wright
  • "Everything" - Chely Wright
  • "A Man Ain't Made of Stone" - Randy Travis
  • "Out of My Bones" - Randy Travis
  • "You Made Me That Way" - Andy Griggs
  • "This Is the Night" - Clay Aiken
  • "Before Your Love" - Kelly Clarkson
  • "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" - Ricky Martin & Christina Aguilera
  • "Tomorrow's Goodbye" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "Todo" - Alejandra Guzmán
  • "Just Around the Eyes" - Faith Hill
  • "I Would Be Stronger Than That" - Faith Hill
  • "Outside My Window" - Sarah Buxton
  • "In the Meantime" Sarah Marince
  • "Learning To Live With Me" - Gary Allan
  • "Always Something To Believe In" - Malea McGuinness

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]


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


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

External links

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