Gary Burr

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Gary Burr
OriginMeriden, Connecticut, U.S.
record producer
InstrumentsBackground vocals
Acoustic guitar
Bass guitar
Years active1982–present
Associated actsPure Prairie League
Blue Sky Riders

Gary Burr, born in Meriden, Connecticut, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, primarily in the country music genre. Many of the songs he has written have become Top-10 hits, the first of which was "Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me" released by Juice Newton (#7 on Billboard's Hot 100) in 1982. He became a member of the group Pure Prairie League (1982 to 1985), taking over after Vince Gill departed the group. Burr later moved to Nashville to focus on his songwriting career, though he has continued performing and is currently a member of the Blue Sky Riders. He has written and co-written songs for many country artists (The Oak Ridge Boys, Reba McEntire, Patty Loveless, etc.), and a few songs for Pop and Rock artists (Juice Newton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Lisa Loeb).

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[]

Burr gave Testimony to the U.S. Senate as a major American songwriter 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]


  1. ^ "Kenny Loggins' Third Act: Blue Sky Riders". Huffington Post. February 1, 2012.
  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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