Gary P. Nunn

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Gary P. Nunn began his musical career as a 7th grader in a garage band in Brownfield, Texas, where he was an honor student and all-around athlete. Upon graduation from night school, he attended Texas Tech University and South Plains College while pursuing music on weekends playing with "The Fabulous Sparkles," a take-no-prisoners rock band that was the rage of West Texas during the sixties. In 1968 he transferred to the University of Texas at Austin immersing himself in the lively local music scene while studying pharmacy at UT. In 1972, Michael Martin Murphey, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Willie Nelson moved to Austin and a new Era in music was born. The movement was dubbed "Texas progressive," "outlaw music" among other monikers and Gary P. Nunn was right in the middle of it. At one time he was playing bass for Murphey, Walker and Nelson! For Murphy and Walker, he lead The Lost Gonzo Band who backed them up on stage and in the studio, and helped propel them to national notoriety. It was during this time that Nunn honed his songwriting skills composing tunes that were recorded by Nelson, Walker and Murphey, as well as Rosanne Cash, David Allen Coe and others, earning him several gold and platinum records for writing, publishing and performing. Gary P. Nunn and The Lost Gonzo Band parted company with Jerry Jeff Walker in 1977, an association that lasted for four years and produced six popular LPís for MCA Records. The Lost Gonzo Band produced three LPís for MCA and Capital before disbanding in 1980. These records are coveted by Gonzo enthusiasts for their eclectic blend of rock, folk, and country. 1980 found Gary P. Nunn on his own and in the position of having to start over, never having performed under his own name. Since that time, he has grown into one of the best known and most popular artists on the Texas music scene - a testament to his talent and determination. Since venturing on his own, Gary P. Nunn has assumed the responsibility for his own career. Without the aid of an agent and manager, has built a substantial music business organization which handles his booking, houses his music publishing companies, and publishes a newsletter which is distributed to 10,000 fans on his mailing list. He has entered into a relationship with Campfire Records, an independent label out of San Antonio, which has produced three CDís, "Totally Guacamole" in 1993, "Roadtrip" in 1994, and "Under My Hat" released in 1996, as well as licensing four previously released CDís Gary P. had produced on various independent labels. Campfire Records has secured national distribution of the entire Gary P. Nunn catalogue and is currently fielding offers from major labels interested in distributing the catalogue in Europe. The number of products being moved is starting to attract the attention of major labels in the U.S.! Meanwhile, Gary P. Nunn is not resting as he performs with his band, The Sons of the Bunkhouse, 48 weekends a year throughout Texas and the Southwest, while maintaining an 800 acre cattle ranch in rural Eastern Oklahoma, or the "Northern Frontier" as he refers to it. The A-O Ranch is the site of the Terlingua North Summer Social Maverick Chili Cookoff And Music Festival, an annual event produced by his wife Ruth, which attracts thousands and benefits local charitable causes. He has appeared on countless programs such as Nashville Now, TNNís Texas Connection, music videos and special appearances on TNN, Austin City Limits, Texas Rangerís Baseball games (singing the National Anthem), and other appearances too numerous to mention. Gary P. Nunn's itinerary takes him to all the major cities in Texas where he consistently packs houses with his loyal following and winning news fans who confess they never really liked country music, but they just love Gary P. Nunn! Often one can find big name country artists in the audience who admit they grew up listening to and being influenced by his music. He is well known and respected in the Nashville music community and was honored there recently at a reception at BMI for his contributions as a writer and publisher. He has resisted offers to relocate in Nashville preferring to promote the growing music industry in Texas. He did, however, concede to record "Roadtrip" in Nashville, tapping musicians from Trisha Yearwood' and Vince Gillís bands and inviting an old friend from Texas, Hal Ketchum, to sing harmonies. Gary P. Nunn enjoys a near folk status in Texas as he continues to sing the praises of the state, its culture, and its colorful characters. His fans come from all walks of life and range from small children who know the words to every song; to college students who have given up hard rock for the Texas two-step; to professionals whohave never set foot in a honky-tonk; to octogenarian couples who still snuggle on the dance floor. Gary P. Nunn has the unique ability to appeal to all. His performances are lively and danceable, yet sensitive and image provoking. They are often humorous and always entertaining. Gary P. Nunn never met a stranger and is always available to meet with fans which contributes greatly to his popularity. He has been described as everything from "a pioneer of Texas country music" to "a part of the fabric of contemporary Texas culture" to "the mule that pulls the Texas country music wagon!" However, one chooses to describe him, there is no denying his contribution in the past and that he will be at the head of the herd in Texas music in the future. You can find Gary P. on the road from Austin to Dallas, Louisiana to New Mexico to Oklahoma, and at many venues in Eurpoe... always playing good country music, and inviting the crowd to "Go Home with the Armadillo."
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07/08/2009 - Gary P. Nunn at Texas Theater Thursday - Read More
04/18/2008 - Texas Music Awards coming May 3 - Read More
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Gary P. Nunn  03/11/2004            
D. Rozzell
Gary P is pure Texas and one of the nicest entertainers I have ever met. We can't wait to see him in Luckenbach this spring.
Gary P. Nunn  07/28/2003            
west texas
I've always liked GPN. I consider him as the Jimmy Buffett of Texas Music, you know? He recently played at the memorial service for our beloved "Armadillo Sam" Lewis of San Angelo and now GPN has risen to a higher level as far as I'm concerned. Sam's lifelong, supposed "friend", Willie Nelson, didn't even acknowledge his brief illness or death, which we all found very disappointing. Gary P's music will live a long life among San Angeloans.
Gary P. Nunn  07/14/2003            
Tacos and Beer, Tacos and more beer. The theme of this album.
Gary P. Nunn  05/23/2003            
Gary P. Nunn  11/09/2002            
Little Jimmy
I saw Gary P. Nunn last night at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA for an event put together by the Washington, DC Chapter of the Texas State Society. It was fantastic! He put on such a terrific show... And for three transplanted Texans, he brought a little bit of Texas to us up here in the Northeast. If you haven't seen him live, I would highly recommend doing so. He's very personable; he came over to talk with us before the show and just kept the room charged all night long!
Gary P. Nunn  07/16/2002            
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I would just like to say that I can personally relate to every song on this c.d.....Gary P. is an awesome artist with a fun style, and I listen to his music because it is real and fun.
Gary P. Nunn  01/30/2002            
Danette M. T.
"The Day of the Ray," the latest release from Dallas based, The Deathray Davies is some of the most refreshing music to reach my ears in a very long time. I had the pleasure to see a recent live performance in Austin and was relieved to see that the sheer energy and song craft were as well conveyed on stage as in the recording. Singer/Songwriter John Dufilho is well on his way to the crafting memorable and complex pop songs that will define the best of Texas music. Do yourself and your speakers a favor, buy this album!
Gary P. Nunn  01/29/2002            
Ryan Welch
Tell yall what my girlfriend's dad hired him for a private show for one of his business partners and the man did an awsome job. The man is as nice as can be and a very very talneted muscian. I give everything he has done 5 stars cause he is a true troubadour.
Gary P. Nunn  01/25/2002            
William Halliburton
Hey Texas music and mariachi fans!!! I recently traveled down to the Rio Grande Valley and got a chance to see an awesome mariachi: Mariachi Oro de Edinburg North. They're all students at Edinburg North High School, Home of the Fighting Cougars, and boy can these talented, good-looking musicians play and perform! Whew... I was impressed with their repertoire of songs. Also, they looked like they were having so much fun, almost makes me want to become a mariachi. Congratulations to The Valley and Edinburg North for helping preserve and promote the music of Mexico and South Texas. There's nothing like Texas music, whatever style it may be! Go Mariachi Oro!
Gary P. Nunn  12/31/2001            
Every time I hear Roadtrip, I want to break out the Shiner Bock and have me a good old time!
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