Burnin' Daylight Biography

A trio of Marc Beeson, Sonny LeMaire and Kurt Howell, Burnin’ Daylight are a Nashville, Tennessee, USA-based country act who have jokingly referred to themselves as ‘the oldest baby act in the business’. Prior to forming the group, all three members could boast of extensive previous experience. LeMaire was formerly a member of Exile, writing many of that group’s hits, including ‘Give Me One More Chance’. He spent a total of 16 years with the group, which finally dissolved in 1993. Howell had spent a period of seven years as a member of Southern Pacific before going solo - amassing three alternative country radio hits in the process. Beeson, the group’s lead singer, had made his name as a songwriter - his material having been performed by Restless Heart, Martina McBride, Peter Cetera, Linda Davis and Steve Wariner. He, too, enjoyed a brief solo career - though after just one single for BNA Records his projected solo debut was pulled from the schedules. After forming the trio, their original choice of name, the Loose Cannons, had to be abandoned when it was discovered that there was another group with a similar name. At that time the group also included Trey Bruce and Rob Crosby. However, the former elected to continue his career in production, while Crosby signed a solo contract with River North Records. Initially, it was intended that the group would be a live vehicle only, but when a tape was passed to Curb Records founder Mike Curb, he invited the group to record their ‘dream album’. Burnin’ Daylight opened its account with the release of ‘Love Worth Fighting For’, a minor country radio hit, prefacing a self-titled debut album that also received encouraging reviews.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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