Gary Morris

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": country alt-country cdbaby country folk my country selection Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Artist Compilations: Crystal Gayle (with Gary Morris)

Biography

7 December 1948, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Morris sang in a church choir and learned guitar, playing along to the Beatles’ records. When he and two friends auditioned for a club owner in Denver, they were told they were ‘on in 15 minutes... providing they played country music’. They stayed at the club for five years and then Morris returned to Texas. He started campaigning for Jimmy Carter and in 1978, after Carter’s election, Morris performed on a country show at the White House. As a result, he was signed to MCA, but when the singles did not sell, he moved to Colorado and formed a band, Breakaway. Producer Norro Wilson, who had been at the White House, signed him to Warner Brothers Records, but when Wilson moved to RCA Records, Morris found himself in limbo. Eventually, he had US country hits with ‘Headed For A Heartache’, ‘Dreams Die Hard’, ‘Don’t Look Back’ and ‘Velvet Chains’. In 1983, he became...

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