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Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter
Name  Butch Baker
Record label  Mercury Records
Labels  Mercury
Genres  Country

Years active  1984–90
Instruments  Vocals
Role  Musical Artist
Born  October 22, 1958 (age 62) Sweetwater, Tennessee, United States (1958-10-22)

Education  University of Tennessee
Associated acts  Daniele Alexander

Similar  Daniele Alexander, Bob Holman, Mila Mason
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Butch Baker (born in Sweetwater, Tennessee) is an American country music artist. He recorded for Mercury Records in the late 1980s, releasing multiple singles between 1984 and 1990, as well as the album We Will. His highest-peaking single, "That's What Her Memory Is For", peaked at No. 41 on the U.S. country charts in 1986.

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Biography

Butch Baker was born in Sweetwater, Tennessee. He first sang at nineteen months in his father's church. Taking influence from gospel music as well as rock and country acts such as The Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, Don Gibson and others, he decided to pursue a musical career after graduating from Tennessee Military Institute and majoring in drama at the University of Tennessee.

Baker moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1979. There, he sold men's clothing during the day and attended various gigs at night, eventually being hired for one. Afterward, he went on to record demos, eventually becoming a staff writer for Acuff-Rose Music as well. In 1984, he signed to a recording contract with Mercury Records. He released three singles for the label, including "Thinking 'bout Leaving", which peaked at 56 on the Billboard country charts. After this song came his highest chart peak, the Number 41 "That's What Her Memory Is For." He continued to release singles through the 1980s, and was one of several guest vocalists on Hank Williams, Jr.'s 1987 single "Young Country" (from the Born to Boogie album). However, his debut album, the Harold Shedd-produced We Will, was not issued until 1990. This album included a cover version of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight". That same year, he charted for the last time as a duet partner on labelmate Daniele Alexander's "It Wasn't You, It Wasn't Me". This was from Alexander's second album, I Dream in Color, which included two other duets with him. After exiting Mercury in 1990, he became a regular on a video program for The Nashville Network (now Spike TV).

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