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Aaron Barker
Aaron Barker
Born (1953-03-05) March 5, 1953 (age 65)
San Antonio, Texas
Genres Country
Labels Atlantic
George Strait
Website Aaron Barker

Aaron Barker (born March 5, 1953, in San Antonio, Texas[1]) is an American singer-songwriter.

Barker has written number one songs for George Strait ("Baby Blue", "Love Without End, Amen", "Easy Come, Easy Go") and Lonestar ("What About Now").[2] His songs have also been recorded by Doug Supernaw, Clay Walker, Neal McCoy, Aaron Tippin and others.[2][3] Barker turned "Love Without End, Amen" into a book in 2002.[4][5] He was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 2007.[6]

Barker's debut album, The Taste of Freedom, was released by Atlantic Records in August 1992.[7] The title track peaked at number 73 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Barker also writes and performs commercials for Blue Bell Ice Cream.[8]

On August 8, 2016, it was announced at a private press conference that Barker would be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at a ceremony held on October 9, 2016.[9]



Title Album details
The Taste of Freedom
Straight from the Horse's Mouth
(with Curtis Wayne)
  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: BSW Records
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: self-released
  • Release date: October 17, 2006
  • Label: self-released


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
1992 "The Taste of Freedom" 73 The Taste of Freedom

Music videos

Year Video
1992 "The Taste of Freedom"

List of singles written by Aaron Barker

Year Single[2] Artist Co-writer(s) Peak positions
US Country
1988 "Baby Blue" George Strait 1
1990 "Love Without End, Amen" 1
1993 "Honky Tonkin' Fool" Doug Supernaw 50
"Easy Come, Easy Go" George Strait Dean Dillon 1
"I'd Like to Have That One Back" Bill Shore, Rick West 3
1995 "Not Enough Hours in the Night" Doug Supernaw Ron Harbin, Kim Williams 3
"I Know She Still Loves Me" George Strait Monty Holmes 5
1996 "I Can Still Make Cheyenne" Erv Woolsey 4
1997 "Watch This" Clay Walker Ron Harbin, Anthony L. Smith 4
1998 "Love Happens Like That" Neal McCoy 29
"You're Beginning to Get to Me" Clay Walker Tom Shapiro 2
1999 "I'm Leaving" Aaron Tippin Ron Harbin, David Lewis 17
2000 "What About Now" Lonestar Ron Harbin, Anthony L. Smith 1
2013 "Best Seat in the House" LoCash Cowboys Preston Brust, Chris Lucas 52
"I'm Gonna Lie" Philip Claypool Gary Hannan, Ira Dean --
"--" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 43. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b c "Aaron Barker - Top Songs as Writer". Music VF. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ "Aaron Barker | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014. 
  4. ^ "Strait's Hit Becomes a Book". Country Music Television. January 29, 2002. Retrieved 2014. 
  5. ^ Holden, Larry (February 13, 2002). "Story Behind The Song ...'Love Without End, Amen'". Country Weekly. Retrieved 2014. 
  6. ^ "Aaron Barker | TxHSA". Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association. Retrieved 2014. 
  7. ^ Abbott, Jim (August 7, 1992). "Here's what's new in the record racks". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2014. 
  8. ^ "Advocate Editorial Board opinion: Songwriters' art supports groups in need". The Victoria Advocate. November 12, 2013. Retrieved 2014. 
  9. ^ "Aaron Barker To Be Inducted into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame | Hearts Bluff Music". heartsbluffmusic.com. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "Aaron Barker Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014. 

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