Gary Nichols was born in Tuscumbia, AL on the 8th day of August 1978, about a mile fromthe music town of Muscle Shoals. Some say he entered the world with a guitar in his hand and a song in his heart. At the age of five, he joined his first band and took to the stage as if he had been performing for years. It did not take long for the local industry to take notice of Gary’s songwriting abilities, and at the age of 21, he signed a publishing deal with the legendary Fame Recording Studios and Publishing company. This led to his first cuts as a songwriter and an artist deal with Mercury Records of Nashville. He made his first full length album for Mercury and in 2004 released two singles” I Can’t Love You Anymore” and “Unbroken Ground”. “Unbroken Ground” debuted in the Billboard Top 40 and was a multi-week top 15 video on CMT’s Top 20 countdown. In 2009 Gary replaced Chris Stapleton as the frontman for the Bluegrass band The SteelDrivers. He went on to make two albums with the band,” Hammer Down” and “The Muscle Shoals Recordings”. The latter winning a Grammy in 2016 for Bluegrass Album of the Year. That album was produced by Gary and the band along with guest producer and childhood friend, Jason Isbell. Gary later departed from the SteelDriver and nearly two years later, he has been stepped on stage as a solo artist.
PBSF Performance Schedule:
THU OCT 5 – 9:00pm * Sandshaker
FRI OCT 6 – 8:00pm * Paradise Bar & Grill
SAT OCT 7 – 8:30pm – Bluegrass Beach Bash – The Beach Church
SUN OCT 8 – 11:00am-1:00pm * Ministry of Music – Salty Rose/Pensacola Beach Resort
SUN OCT 8 – 4:30pm * Bamboo Willies PBSF Finale
** All events are free, except where noted. Schedule is subject to change, please check back for updates.