Aaron Barker

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Aaron Barker, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Aaron Barker
“Love Without End, Amen”
George Strait
Dick’s Last Resort
Fri Aug 26 7:30-8:30 PM
Three Jimmy’s Eatery
Sat Aug 27 5:515-7:15 PM

A Native Texan, Aaron began his musical career in a “Variety Band”. During the better part of two decades Aaron toured  the U.S performing at many military bases as well as civilian events. Driving his bus from place to place he began playing with original melodies and lyrics hoping to create his own songs.  His first attempt, “Baby Blue” recorded by George Strait on the “If You Ain’t Lovin’, You Ain’t Livin’” album and went number one in Billboard.

Aaron began developing his own sound, and refining his original material in small clubs and cafes where he would play. One night after a long father and son talk, he wrote “Love Without End, Amen.” Believing this would be a song that he would play for his family, Barker decided to see what would happen if he sent it to George Strait. Strait recorded it and it stayed at the number one position in Billboard Magazine for five consecutive weeks.

After a recording deal with Atlantic Records, Aaron continued his writing again and landed  two #1 singles in a row on George Straits’, “Easy Come, Easy Go”  &, “I’d Like To have That One Back”.  George Strait’s  “I Know She Still Loves Me” & “I Can Still Make Cheyenne”  also hit the #1 position.

Aaron’s talent for capturing heartfelt music doesn’t just lie with Strait.  Doug Supernaws’ BNA debut album. released “Not Enough Hours In The Night.” Clay Walkers’  “Watch This”, and “You’re Beginning To Get To Me.” Neal McCoy’s “Love Happens Like That,” Aaron Tippin’s “I’m Leavin,”  Lonestar’s single “What About Now” all added to his list of #1’s. Other cuts include artists such as Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence and many more.

Although not a recording artist himself, Aaron’s voice is heard millions of time a year by millions of people as the writer and singer of  many of the radio and television commercials for the Blue Bell Ice Cream Company. These include “Have Yourself A Blue Bell Country Day” and “The Good Ol’ Days”. The current  “There’s More Than Just Ice Cream in a Carton of Blue Bell” was also written and performed by Aaron.

Aaron is a member of the “Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame ”  and currently resides in Tennessee.