Just like most songwriters, you’ve probably never heard of Gary Nicholson, but he’s published over 350 songs and is responsible for over a dozen major hits in country music, rock, blues and folk. He’s also been a frequent visitor to The Texas White House. In fact, his favorite room is the Land of Contrast because it’s decorated in black and white, but that’s a story for another time.
Gary has been selected to be a 2011 inductee into the Texas Heritage Songwriter’s Association Hall of Fame along with his close friend, Delbert McClinton, who also visited The Texas White House. Gary was born in Garland, Texas but now lives in Nashville with his wife, Barbara. He routinely performs at the McDavid Studio here in Fort Worth, part of the Bass Performance Hall. However, for the first time in 30 years he will return to Garland, conduct a Songwriter’s Workshop on July 24 (469-831-2123) and perform on July 25 at the Plaza Theatre (972-205-2790) in association with the Garland Country Music Association. The show will benefit Attachment Parenting International. If you enjoy up-close, smaller venue shows and great talent, you should plan to see Gary perform. You’ll also be helping a very worthwhile charity. We’ll be there. If you come because of this post, introduce yourself to us, and we’ll buy you a drink!