Legendary country music artist Gary P. Nunn is coming to the Grand Stafford Theater on February 6. Nunn has been spreading country music around the world for more than four decades, and is known as a legendary icon of Texas Lone Star music. Starting his music career in Austin, Nunn changed the face of 70’s trending music.
Having grown up in Oklahoma, Nunn came to find his home in the Lone Star State after his family moved to west Texas when he was 11. In the town of Brownfield just outside of Lubbock, he discovered his musical interest at 13-years-old while playing in a garage band.
When he later settled in Austin in 1967 he became part of the “cosmic cowboy” movement to come with one of Austin’s favorite trending bands, The Lavender Hill Express, featuring the late Rusty Weir. By the time Willie Nelson, Michael Murphey and Jerry Jeff Walker also came on the scene, Nunn had made a name for himself and become such a focal artist in the area that at one point he was playing bass with all three legends. In addition to playing for the Sparkles during the 60’s, Nunn was also featured playing in bands such as the Shucks with former Cricket J.I. Allison, and the Night Spots with Don Caldwell. From there, he joined a group called the Lost Gonzo Band that backed Walker and Murphy, but he later moved on to pursue his solo career.
Nunn’s songs have been recorded by various nationally-famous country artists, such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Murphy, Tracy Nelson, David Alan Coe, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson and countless others. One of his most well known hits, “London Homesick Blues”, is best remembered as the theme song for the PBS TV show “Austin City Limits.” Nunn is also an independent music trailblazer who oversees his own record label, music publishing company, and manages his own career.
You can probably find him preforming at the nation’s top music venues almost every weekend. Along with being a touring performer, he has made numerous appearances on Nashville Now, in music videos, even special appearances on TNN, Austin City Limits, and at Texas Rangers baseball games preforming the National Anthem.
Make sure you get your tickets early for music and entertainment with Lone Star legend Gary P. Nunn at Grand Stafford Theater. Tickets purchased in advanced are $12 and $15 at the door. The show starts at 7:00 pm February 6th.