Gary’s Musical journey began as a young man singing in church and school groups. After High School this Musical Journey took a hiatus. Gary joined the Army and spent a career in the service to his country, singing and performing whenever the opportunity presented itself. After retiring from a challenging Military Career, he started performing on a more regular basis and built up a fan base.
Gary is the winner of a GrIndie, (Grammy for Independent Artists), for his Tybee Tyme CD. A Spokesperson for the Come Home to West Virginia Campaign, and the writer of the song, “Hills of West Virginia” which was used by the state for that campaign. His song Storm Coming Over The Mountain has been played on Sirius Radio, on the Patriot Channel.
Record Producer, singer, writer, and artist he has done it all.
Gary’s voice has been compared to Elvis Presley, Kenney Chesney and Roy Orbison for its clarity and style. As a songwriter he has had hits from Bluegrass to Beach Country. Some of his hits have been:
San Pedro Bay
Lonesome Hobo Willie
Life Travels On A One Way Street
Storm Coming Over The Mountain
Mind Your Own Business
And the Humorous
Gary’s music is a mix of Country, Bluegrass and Beach. Gary likes his songs to tell stories and pull at your funny bone and your heart. In an article in West Virginia Living Magazine in 2012, Gary is quoted, “Gary says. “I look up to Hank (Williams) so I try to do what he did—Tell unforgettable songs that tell a story people can relate to.”
Gary’s latest release, “Thanks A Lot” took him to Nashville where he is recording with some of the Best Musicians in that town of great musicians. He Produced “Thanks A Lot”, his 5th CD project with co-producer, and fellow West Virginian and Musician Mr. Dick McVey.
Gary’s Musical Journey has been a long one, and Gary has “Paid His Dues” along the way. Watching Gary on stage you know he feels at home and enjoys the show as much as you will. Now its time to be part of that Musical Journey with Gary and his Music!
20 June Lonesome Hobo Willie Hits the #1 Spot on Clays Country Radio!
9 April 2013
San Pedro Bay Hit the # 5 Spot on the Independent Music Networks Top 30 Country Countdown!!
2 Jan 2013,
Life Travels On A One Way Street Hits #12 on the Independent Music Networks Top 30 Country Countdown!
1 Dec 2012
Gary releases his Christmas Album, a compilation of his favorite Christmas songs, recorded at his studio in West Virginia.
27 Sep 2012,
Mind Your Own Business, is #6 on the Independent Country Music Top 30 Country Countdown, and # 16 on The ICOMA County Charts!
Release, "Storm Coming Over The Mountain" hit the Indie Charts at Number 11 on its First Week on the chart! In its 4th week it has climbed to # 7.
"She's Gone" hits
Independent Music Network Top 30 Country Countdown Charts for 6 Months! It Got as high as #5!!
In 2012 She's Gone received over 100,000 votes in a radio station contest and Gary was selected to go to Las Vegas to perform She's Gone on Fox 5 TV and appear at the Palace Station Casino in Las Vegas.