(March 30, 1955 – January 12, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His biggest success was the pop hit, "Just When I Needed You Most". It reached No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart in September 1979 after peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard
Hot 100 chart and No. 1 on the Billboard
Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart earlier that year. There are several cover versions of this song, including those by Dolly Parton and Smokie.VanWarmer wrote several songs for the group The Oak Ridge Boys including the No. 1 U.S. Country hit "I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes." The song appeared on VanWarmer's 1981 album Beat of Love
, which also included VanWarmer's 1980s style pop tune "Suzi Found a Weapon", which hit No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1981.