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Gary Nicholson & The Change + Yates McKendree
Wed July 24, 2024 7:30 pm (Doors: 6:00 pm )
3rd and Lindsley
All Ages
$20.00 - $100.00

Gary Nicholson is a number one hit songwriter, two time Grammy winning record producer and recording artist. He was inducted into the Texas Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame class of 2022. There are over seven hundred recordings of his songs in various genres including country, blues, rock, folk, Americana,  bluegrass, and pop.

Country cuts by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, George Strait, George Jones, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Chris Stapleton, Trisha Yearwood, Don Williams, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Patty Loveless, Randy Travis, Keith Whitley, The Chicks, Reba McEntire, Alabama, The Mavericks, The Judds, Wynonna, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, T Graham Brown, Lee Roy Parnell, Billy Currington, Toby Keith, Gary Allan, Montgomery Gentry, Conway Twitty, Travis Tritt, Ronnie Milsap, Tanya Tucker, John Anderson, Guy Clark, Pam Tillis, Billy Joe Shaver, and the list goes on.

Pop/rock/blues cuts by BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Ringo Starr, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Neil Diamond, John Prine, Buddy Guy, Michael McDonald, Delbert McClinton, Keb Mo, Taj Mahal, Gregg Allman, The Neville Brothers, Robert Plant, Etta James,  Dion, George Thorogood, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Los Lonely Boys, Joan Osborne, Arthur Alexander, The Blues Brothers, and so many more.

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Born in Nashville and raised in a recording studio, multi-instrumentalist Yates McKendree grew up hearing and playing with many great musicians. Self taught from the age 3, music came to him naturally.
Although in his early 20's, his experience as a professional musician goes back 10+ years. That early experience includes playing regularly in some of Nashville’s most notable venues (The Bluebird Cafe, The Ryman Auditorium, 3rd & Lindsley). It also includes North American and European tours and multiple appearances on national television (Imus In The Morning, CBS Mornings). In 2023 and into 2024, Yates toured with Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot to universal exclaim.  
During Yates’s high school years, he played on and engineered many recording projects; most notably for Delbert McClinton and John Hiatt, who told Rolling Stone Magazine, “Yates was our secret ingredient.” In January 2020, Yates earned a Grammy™ Award for his role as an engineer and a musician on Delbert McClinton’s “Tall Dark & Handsome.”