Barry Stagg was born April 9, 1944 in Montreal, where he lived for the first 29 years of his life. He has written and recorded songs for Gamma Records, United Artists, London Records, RCA, and Cashbox Records. Barry is well known for his world hit song "To Love Means To Be Free ,” released on his Green and Stagg album in 1969, which earned him the Canadian Business Music Industry’s writing award.
• During the late 70’s and into the early 90’s, Barry wrote and composed six full-length modern operas. During this time, he also wrote film scores for various documentaries and mini-operas.
• From 1987 to 2016, Barry was the playwright-in-residence for the NOSCO Academy of Theatre Arts where he wrote and composed over 90 musicals.
• In 2002, Stagg was commissioned to write a 16 piece musical "Psalms From The Ark" for the High Country Youth Ballet in Spruce Pine, North Carolina.
• In 2004, he released the album “Slaughterhouse Of Love”.
• In 2009, the album “No More Mountains To Cross” containing the song “Private Edwin Jennison” was released. This song won Barry the Southern Heritage Music Awards’ Songwriter of the year. “No More Mountains To Cross also contains the song “Appalachian Prayer” which reached #1 on Cashbox Magazine’s Americana charts.
Barry’s most recent release is a double CD entitled “One Heart At A Time”. This album, containing the hit song “Last Train To Cairo”, is generating lots of excitement from stations in both the USA and Canada. Barry is currently on a 20-city TV promotional tour where he aims to reach individuals “One Heart At A Time”.