You hear a lot of “behind the scenes” stories about the true songwriters of our time, the special ones who are compelled to write, and couldn’t stop even if they wanted to. A most common tale about such songwriters is the one about keeping a notepad by the bed in order to capture those elusive little idea fairies that tend to escape the grasp seconds upon waking. A most uncommon tale is the one about a songwriter who remains totally coherent in the dream state and writes entire songs while in that slumber, and upon waking has it ready to commit to paper and guitar. Meet Gary Kyle. Born into to a big family headed by musical parents, a very young Gary was scratching out lyrics from the time he could put pen to paper. His urgency to write was a constant companion captaining him through a life infused with rich homemade love, personal family tragedy and a deep respect for the time allotted us in this life. Growing up just outside of Houston, Texas, he did his best to meet all the requirements that would make him a strong, well-rounded young man; did well in school, went to college where he got some of his best songwriting done while sitting in class, even got a sales job accompanied by a big devoted paycheck. Yet nothing gave him the peace he found in creating music, a beckoning that rose above the cacophony of a “responsible life.” The stage had been calling for years, and he finally answered. Gary and his guitar played over 250 shows that first year and had his first full-length album “Livin’” to show for it.
The following year, he phased in a fiercely skilled backing band, and within six months went from a brand new act to headliner around his neck of the woods. The course had been set, and Gary was headed towards his true north. Over the next few years, Gary Kyle released four more studio projects, “Turn This Life Around” (2011), “Texas Strong” (2014), “Rewind – White” (2017) and “Rewind – Blue” (2018). Combined these releases brought in four Top 30 singles on the Texas music charts including “Texas Strong,” the theme song for the nationally syndicated TV show “Lone Star Roads”. A growing demand for his live show kept him on the road for the most part of each month and he was honored to have the opportunity to share stages with alumni artists including John Michael Montgomery and Tanya Tucker.
Kyle’s debut national single “American Flags” will be released on June 14th 2019. “American Flags” was written by Gary Kyle and Derik Hultquist, recorded at Saxman Studios in Nashville TN and produced by Grady Saxman. Kyle’s soulful Texas roots combine for the first time with Saxman’s dynamic production to put a fresh spin on Kyle’s brand of country music.
“A song about freedom, true love, and new beginnings” (Gary Kyle)
The release of “American Flags” will be accompanied by a nationwide radio tour in addition to expanded touring for the remainder of 2019 and beyond.