Country Music Hall of Fame


Poets and Prophets: Salute to Songwriter Gary Burr

Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 02:00pm

As a struggling musician in Connecticut, Gary Burr caught a break in 1982 by writing Juice Newton’s country-pop crossover hit “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me.” He moved to Nashville in 1989, and soon became one of the city’s most successful songwriters. In 2005, Burr earned membership in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame for credits including “That’s My Job” (Conway Twitty), “One Night a Day” (Garth Brooks), “I Try to Think about Elvis” (Patty Loveless), “Till You Love Me” (Reba McEntire), “What Mattered Most” (Ty Herndon), “Can’t Be Really Gone” (Tim McGraw), “To Be Loved by You” (Wynonna), “Before Your Love” (Kelly Clarkson), and “This Is the Night” (Clay Aiken). This interview and performance will be illustrated with vintage photos, film footage, and recordings. 

This program, presented by SunTrust, takes place in the Museum's Ford Theater and will be streamed live at

After the program Burr will sign commemorative Hatch Show Print posters. 


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