Blue Sky Riders, the pop vocal trio conceived by legendary musician Kenny Loggins, Nashville’s own Georgia Middleman (who has penned songs for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney & Reba McEntire) and writer Gary Burr will be performing at the legendary Franklin Theatre in Nashville, TN on November 16th and 17th to benefit the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
Blue Sky Riders recently completed a 14 city tour (including a 5 night residency at New York’s famed Feinstein’s At Loews Regency) and are happy to be “Finally Home” and performing
songs from the upcoming CD at The Franklin Theatre. Their debut album Finally Home is set for release on January 22, 2013. Select singles from the forthcoming album and the band’s Live At The Rutledge EP are currently available for purchase on iTunes.
The creative spark that evolved into Blue Sky Riders was struck when veteran singer/songwriters Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr began working on songs together. Their chemistry as songwriters and co-writers inspired them both to want to go another round with the music industry. Loggins was looking for a creative step forward in his musical career and decided to take on the challenge to form a new band, but wanted to add a third, female voice. Burr (who has been named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP, Billboard and NSAI,) and has worked with artists such as Juice Newton, Conway Twitty and Wynonna Judd, suggested that singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman would be the right choice for a female voice. Middleman has written songs for Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Martina McBride among others and accepted Gary and Kenny’s invitation to join them in this new venture…. And that’s how Blue Sky Riders were born.