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Gary Nicholson

Biography

Among Nashville’s most prolific and respectable songwriters, Gary Nicholson spent some time working with the majority of country’s stalwarts along with the modern generation of superstars. He features credits on albums by Reba McEntire, the Dixie Chicks, George Jones, Montgomery Gentry, Garth Brooks, the Mavericks, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Ray Cyrus, Waylon Jennings, Patty Loveless, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, Suzy Bogguss and Keith Whitley, to mention several. He in addition has worked in various other popular music areas which range from pop to R&B and blues, his customers including Dave Edmunds, John Mayall, Neil Gemstone and B.B. Ruler. Nicholson began composing after shifting to LA in his teenagers, joining a music group playing Traveling Burrito Brothers music. When Gram Parsons travelled through Tx, he befriended Nicholson, resulting in a small posting deal in LA. He continued composing for his very own band, within a vein he referred to as ‘pre-Eagles nation rock and roll.’ His discovery emerged in 1980 when Mickey Gilley sang his ‘Jukebox Debate’ within the film Urban Cowboy.

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Full Name Gary Nicholson
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Guitarist
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album
Music Songs Fallin' & Flyin', The Trouble With the Truth, Squeeze Me in, Listen to Willie, Live, Laugh, Love, Memphis Women and Chicken, She Feels Like Texas, Messin' with My Woman, The Sky Is Not the Limit, Somebody to Love You, Use the Blues, Talkin' Texan, A Woman in Texas, A Woman in Tennessee, Jacksboro Highway, Bless 'Em All, Somedays You Write the Song, Devil Goin' Fishin', Worry Be Gone, You Ain't Lost Nothin', I Wish I Could Be That Strong, Shadow of Doubt, Faith in a Feeling, Everything I Know About the Blues, Be Careful What You Dream, The 90's Is the 60's, Sugar Boogie, Texas Weather, Texas Ruby, Good Days Bad Days, The Party's Still Going on, That's the Thing About Love, Look Before You Leap
Albums Texas Songbook, The Sky Is Not the Limit, Nashville Songbook Volume One, Whitey Johnson
Movies Country Strong, The Boondock Saints


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Producer

Producer

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The Midnight Man 2016/IV producer completed
M.U.S.T: Make Up Sex Therapy 2014 Short producer
The Typewriter (In the 21st Century) 2012 Documentary producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

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The Midnight Man 2016/IV payroll supervisor completed
Atlas Shrugged: Part I 2011 production assistant - uncredited
Death Sentence 2007 production assistant - uncredited

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

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Mobster 2013 second assistant director

Camera Department

Camera Department

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Mobster 2013 still photographer

Casting Department

Casting Department

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The Midnight Man 2016/IV casting completed

Self

Self

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Money Man: Frank Vanderlip and the Birth of the Federal Reserve 2015 Documentary Carl Schader (voice)

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