With the magic of lyrical imagery Gary draws on his western heritage to create songs of cowboy heroes, wind swept prairies, rushing rivers, the working man, and romance. a champion of vanishing values and frontier spirit, Gary sings of lone horsemen, verdant valleys and mountain trails.
Raised on the farm on the Canadian prairies this award winning singer/songwriter is a champion of vanishing values and the frontier spirit. His western heritage, cattle drives, wagon treks, and working folks with ties to the land have all been an inspiration for the lyrical imagery in his songs.
In 2005 this Juno Award winner was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
Gary still tours extensively and looks back on a rewarding career and gratefully acknowledges the hundreds of town and cities and thousands of listeners who have been touched by his music. With his finger style acoustic guitar, gentle vocals, colorful stories, Gary takes his western roots music to the people with a rare sincerity.
Gary and his wife Lynne make their home on Canada's west coast. His lifelong love for Lynne, their four daughters and their many grandchildren is lovingly illustrated in many of his songs.
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Inducted in to the BC Country Music Hall of Fame Year 2004
BCCMA Entertainer of the Year 1990, 1992
Juno Award Country Male Vocalist of the Year 1993
CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year 1989
BCCMA Male Vocalist of the Year 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993
Country Music News (Fans Choice Award) Male Vocalist of the Year 1985
CARAS West Coast Tribute Awards Male Vocalist of the Year 1987, 1988 and 1989
The Netherlands - DCMA Most Promising International Artist of the Year 1989
BCCMA International Achievement Award of the Year 1991 and 1992
CCMA Vocal Collaborator of the Year 1992 (with Linda Kidder)
CCMA Duo of the Year 1989 and 1990 (with Linda Kidder)
RPM Big Country Award Composer of the Year 1990 and 1991
BCCMA Composer of the Year 1989, 1990 and 1992 (with Linda Kidder)
BCCMA Album of the Year 1984, 1987 and 1992
Ten Single and Song of the Year Awards from BCCMA, CARAS West Coast Tribute Awards and CCMA