Meriden native Gary Burr returns to his hometown to light up the Olde Church Summer Spin-Off Series at Hubbard Park on Aug 26. Gary’s accomplishments in music are numerous, most notably his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. Gary has been recognized with over 20 ASCAP awards, including Country Songwriter of the year in 1995. He received Nashville Songwriter Association’s Songwriter of the Year in 1992 and 1994.
Gary has written songs for artists Tanya Tucker, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Randy Travis, Patty Loveless, Michael Bolton, Kelly Clarkson among many others. As a touring musician Gary has backed Carole King and Ringo Starr and provided songs for their albums.
In 1982, Gary stepped in to replace Vince Gill as the lead singer of Pure Prairie League while at the same time penning perhaps his biggest hit “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me” for Juice Newton. Today Gary has several projects including the Blue Sky Riders with Kenny Loggins and Georgia Middleman, and Laurel Canyon with Mark Mirando and Mark Hudson.
We expect a big crowd will give Gary a warm welcome home!