Raised on the family ranch near Bryan, Texas, Gary grew up helping with the cow/calf operation and working in the family hay fields in the summertime. As an adult Gary worked cattle in the deep South Texas brush when he was not drilling oil wells, and now runs a cow/calf operation south of Abilene in West Central Texas.
Gary has three CDs to his credit. As a songwriter, Gary's songs have been recorded by artists throughout the United States and Canada. His song "Fair Blows the Wind," sung beautifully by his wife, Jean, received Song of the Year honors from the Academy of Western Artists. The song was then recorded by a recording artist from Ireland and numerous artists in the United States.
Retiring from his "real" job in 2013, Gary now enjoys ranch life and cowboy music and spending more time with family and friends. Since his retirement, he and wife Jean released the award-winning CD Satisfied Hearts. Both Gary and Jean agree that the title of the CD is the life they are living today.
His pure and rugged cowboy voice lends itself to campfire or theater concerts and his songs stay true to the cowboy and western way of life that he loves.