Gary Morris At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Born in December of 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas, country artist Gary Morris featured a style known as “countrypolitan” in his songs throughout the 1980s. He was descended from a long line of traditional country singers, featuring hard-twang country and gospel sounds in their music. In the late 1950s, his family moved to North Richland Hills, Texas, where Morris and his sisters won a talent show with their rendition of “This Old House.” Throughout the early 70s, Morris made his living singing in nightclubs in Denver, Colorado. In 1976, he signed on with Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign, through which he sang at the White House following Carter’s election. In the audience at this performance was country music producer Norro Wilson, who signed Morris on to Warner Bros. Records.