• Gary Nicholson is one of Nashville's most prolific and respected songwriters.
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    Gary Nicholson is one of Nashville's most prolific and respected songwriters.
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  • Nicholson has written hits for George Strait, Patty Loveless, Toby Keith and many more.
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    Nicholson has written hits for George Strait, Patty Loveless, Toby Keith and many more.
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  • In addition to his work as a songwriter, Nicholson is a Grammy-winning producer and guitarist.
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    In addition to his work as a songwriter, Nicholson is a Grammy-winning producer and guitarist.
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  • His best-known songs include "Fallin' and Flyin,'" from the film Crazy Heart, as well as the Vince Gill tune "One More Last Chance."
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    His best-known songs include "Fallin' and Flyin,'" from the film Crazy Heart, as well as the Vince Gill tune "One More Last Chance."
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  • Nicholson is backed by guitarist Colin Linden (of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) and the Mountain Stage Band.
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    Nicholson is backed by guitarist Colin Linden (of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) and the Mountain Stage Band.
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Gary Nicholson makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.

Nicholson may not be a household name, but he's one of Nashville's most prolific and respected songwriters, having crafted hits for George Strait, Patty Loveless, Delbert McClinton and Toby Keith — and that list barely scratches the surface. A Grammy-winning producer as well as a guitarist, Nicholson recently returned to performing his songs live.

His best known songs include "Fallin' and Flyin,'" which was sung by Jeff Bridges in the film Crazy Heart, and one of Vince Gill's signature tunes, "One More Last Chance." Nicholson sings both of these in his set, backed by guitarist Colin Linden of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, along with the Mountain Stage Band.

Set List
  • "One More Last Chance"
  • "Trouble With The Truth"
  • "Fallin' And Flyin'"
  • "The Upside Of Lonely"
  • "Memphis Women And Chicken"
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