Texas native Gary Nicholson is one of Nashville’s most esteemed songwriters, producers and performers, with a list of credits that few others can match.
Nicholson is considered a musical Renaissance man. He not only plays guitar, sings, writes songs and produces Grammy-winning albums, but does it all with an easy agility that erases any seeming genre boundaries between country, blues, rock, pop, folk, R&B and bluegrass.
His name appears on some 600 songs spanning multiple genres. Artists who have shared writing credits with Nicholson and/or recorded his songs range from Garth Brooks, George Strait, George Jones, Marty Stuart, Emmylou Harris and the Dixie Chicks to Etta James, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, B.B. King, Robert Plant, Dave Edmunds and Michael McDonald – as well as TJC alumnus and Grammy-winner Will Jennings.
Nicholson will conduct a masterclass 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Jean Browne Theatre on the TJC main campus.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
During the class, Nicholson will discuss the songwriting process and the music business, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.