KETR

Event Details

  • February 17, 2019
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • $18.00 per person
  • Guests with reservations can pay at the door, cash or checks made to Gary Nicholson. Payment is expected, if you "no-show".

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Event Description

In 2006, Gary was nominated to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame; in 2011, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame. There are over five hundred recordings of his songs in various genres including country, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and pop by such diverse artists as BB King, Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, George Strait, Fleetwood Mac, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Etta James, John Prine, Dixie Chicks, Don Williams, Stevie Nicks, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Keb Mo, Ringo Starr, George Jones, The Neville Brothers, Reba McEntire, Robert Plant, Waylon Jennings, Patty Loveless, Kenny Chesney, Guy Clark and the list goes on. In addition to his Grammy winning records with Delbert McClinton, who has recorded over fifty of his songs, he has produced records for The Judds, Wynonna, Pam Tillis, Billy Joe Shaver, T Graham Brown, Chris Knight, Taylor Hicks, Seth Walker and others. His work has been included in many major motion pictures and television, the song “Falling and Flying “ is featured in the Oscar winning film “Crazy Heart” performed by Jeff Bridges. ”Peace Dream” recorded by Ringo Starr was co-written by Gary, Ringo, and Gary Wright and features Paul McCartney on bass. Current songwriting credits include a song on the recent Grammy winning release by Bonnie Raitt, another co-written song with Ringo Starr for his new cd, and new recordings by George Strait, Dierks Bentley, The Mavericks, and a BB King/Buddy Guy duet. “I’ve never found it difficult to ‘shift gears’ between different musical styles,” Nicholson says. “I let myself be dictated by the needs of the artist or of the writer I’m collaborating with. A lot of these guys are just looking for good lyrics. Songwriting is songwriting. A song is a song.” There are over five hundred recordings of his songs in various genres including country, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and pop. His work has been included in many major motion pictures and on television. The song “Falling and Flying “ is featured in the Oscar-winning film “Crazy Heart” performed by Jeff Bridges. ”Peace Dream” recorded by Ringo Starr was co-written by Gary, Ringo, and Gary Wright and features Paul McCartney on bass. Gary will present two 45-mnute sets with a 30-minute intermission for guests to stretch their legs, get another cup of coffee and/or munch at the snack tables, visit with Gary and purchase CDs (which can also be done at close of show). Hosts, Faye and Scott, will provide the coffee, tea, and a variety of punches, plus cheese and crackers and anything else you might need.

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