After performing the song "Dream" from their new album "Finally Home," the Blue Sky Riders (Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr) joined Margaret to talk about their respective solo and songwriting careers, as well as what brought these three dynamic talents together as a group. They also shared the inspiration behind their "Portraits of Bravery" social media campaign, in partnership with Operation Soldier at Ease, aimed at helping military families adjust to life at home afer deployment.
Georgia's songs have been recorded by a "who's who" of country superstars, including Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Kenny Chesney. In addition to a stint in the band Pure Prairie League, Gary's songs have been recorded by a number of recording artists across several genres, including "Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me," which was a hit for Juice Newton. He co-wrote "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely," an incredible duet between Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera.
The Blue Sky Riders have a packed performance schedule, with dates at Sundance Film Festival in Utah, a performance in Washington, DC for Al Franken over the next few days, before flying back out to Los Angeles for an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno next Thursday (you can watch it here on KING 5 at 11:35pm), before heading back to Nashville for even more shows!
The album, "Finally Home," will be released on January 29th.
For more information on Blue Sky Riders, please visit their website by clicking here. You can also visit that page for tour dates, personal blogs and links to each member's personal website, along with more information about "Portraits in Bravery."
PLEASE CLICK HERE to watch them perform the song "Dream" on New Day.