The Legendary Firehouse Saloon Presents
Gary Kyle, Court Nance Accident
5930 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX, 77057
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 1:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Brandon Rhyder had a vision for his "Live at Billy Bob's Texas" and new songs were definitely a top priority. "I just didn't want to play all previously released songs. I wanted the fans to have something different and something with some new perspective mixed in with the songs that helped get us to where we are now," Brandon said.
In this double disc set you will hear more outside written songs. Songs like "You Can't Outdrink the Truth" by Walt Wilkins and Liz Rose and "Nowhere USA" by Keith Gattis; "Shine" by good friend and guitarist in the band Matt Powell; "In the Country" by Jon Randall and the final track called "Lucky Man" was penned by Paul Thorn. Brandon adds, "There are so many great writers and performers out there that I admire and I have wanted to record these tracks for some time. I also relate to these songs so I can sing them with ease and conviction, no pun intended. It's nice to get to sing such great tunes."
Of course, Brandon made sure to give the fans what they wanted too. Songs like "Freeze Frame Time", "Backroads" and "Let the Good Times Roll" are all staples for any given Brandon Rhyder show.
"As an artist there are songs that define your career and those songs need to be played at shows and most definitely placed on a "Live at Billy Bob's Texas" record. We are so blessed to live this crazy dream and our fans are the reason we get to do so. I say it each night. Without them I'm a nine to fiver", Brandon tells me with a smile. It's easy to see and hear when you listen to this collection of tunes that Brandon really gave all he had on this recording... just like he does each and every night his feet touch the stage!
Raised in Kingwood, TX, just outside of Houston, Gary grew up the youngest of six children in a very musically charged family. Gary’s father, who passed when Gary had just turned a year old, was a country/bluegrass performer for years, and his mother sang and performed in theatre. Gary’s life took a dramatic change at the age of 13, when Gary’s 19 year old vivacious, free-spirited brother, was diagnosed with Leukemia. He passed just months later. After that, life took on a whole new meaning for Gary. It shook him into the realization that life is too short and too precious to be taken for granted. Gary then made a vow to follow his heart and cherish each moment to the fullest. This passion for life later became the basis of the title track of his debut CD, aptly entitled “Livin”. When Gary was a senior in high school, his mother gave him his father’s guitar. Making good on a promise to his mother that he would attend college and earn a degree, Gary attended the University of North Texas in Denton where he majored in Marketing and Sociology. Music took precedence over academia, however, but after six years of college (no, he is not a doctor!) Gary earned his degree. Gary has a relentless passion for performing, and his unorthodox connection with the audience, leaves an undeniable mark on all who see him play.
Gary has released three studio albums: Livin, Turn this Life Around, and Texas Strong. He has had 4 singles charting in the top 30 on the Texas Charts. His title cut to his newest record “Texas Strong” is the theme song for the popular TV show Lone Star Roads with Justin Frazell. Gary is always writing new material and he is working on his fourth record. He has found a new love for producing and artist development and has been producing and writing for several other artists. If you haven’t seen a Gary Kyle show then you need to find out when he is in your area and mark it on your calendar! With a band second to none and an incredible energy on stage good times will be had by all.