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Anthony Burger

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Anthony Burger was born in Cleveland, Tennessee to Richard and Jean Burger. At age eight months, he was using a baby walker and fell into a heating duct on the floor of his house. He suffered third degree burns on his hands. After suffering the burns, Burger’s doctor told his parents he was very likely to not be able to move his hands in the future. Despite the odds, Burger was healed. At the age of five, he was accepted at the Cadek Conservatory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A child prodigy, Burger was playing classical piano repertoire within a few years.

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Burger’s first recording, Anthony Burger At The Lowry Organ, was released in 1975 when he was 14 years old. He joined the Kingsmen Quartet while still a teen and remained with them until 1992. During that time, Burger recorded nineteen projects with the group and was voted the Favorite Pianist in the Singing News Fan Awards for an unprecedented ten years. The award was renamed the “Anthony Burger Award” for several years after that. During this period, Burger presented the award to the winner each year, but was ineligible to receive it.

In 1992, Burger left the Kingsmen Quartet to pursue a career as a solo pianist. He joined the Gaither Homecoming Tour the following year and was featured on more than 65 Homecoming videos. Burger continued to release piano solo recordings and headline concerts, but his solo schedule was balanced by about 80 Gaither Homecoming dates per year.

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  • vinmarmast

    He is the only one I know that you could hear every word of the song he played God really blessed him. When God takes someone home it is never too early as God had a perfect plan for Anthony and when that plan was finished God called him home

    21 Jul 2011 Reply
  • noizzieNL

    He went home too young.. Now he's playing in Heavenly Homecomings.

    9 Jan 2008 Reply

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