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Profiling Gary Baker Songwriter

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Gary Baker is a Grammy-winning American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. Gary was born on 8 September 1952 (age 70 years)  in Niagara Falls, New York, United States.

In the late 1970s, Baker was a musician with the LeBlanc and Carr Band. Baker was also a singer-musician with the country-pop band, The Shooters. He has written songs for John Michael Montgomery, Alabama, and others. 

Gary Baker

Baker & Myers

Baker has been writing with his songwriting partner, Frank J. Myers since 1988, both having played in Marie Osmond’s band. 

In 1995, he and Myers recorded one album on Curb Records as the duo Baker & Myers.

Baker and Myers’ most successful song as songwriters is “I Swear”, recorded by both All 4-One and John Michael Montgomery. The song sold more than 20 million copies internationally, and won the 1995 Grammy for “Best Country Song”. 

Gary Baker “I Swear” on Muscle Shoals to Music Row LIVE

The Shooters

The Shooters was a five-piece country music band founded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. It consisted of Walt Aldridge (lead vocals, guitar), Gary Baker (bass guitar), Barry Billings (guitar), Chalmers Davis (keyboards), and Michael Dillon ([drums). They charted several times on the Billboard country charts between 1986 and 1989. The quintet’s first four singles were to have been included on an album titled Going Against the Wind. 1989’s Solid as a Rock included their highest-charting single, the number 13 “Borderline”.


He has won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song and an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year. 

He also wrote the hit “I’m Already There” for Lonestar. It spent six weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was the band’s seventh Number One.


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