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Las Cruces
United States
Gary Clute, Las Cruces Singer/Songwriter and Nashville recording artist, is a native of Las Cruces, NM. He began his professional musical career at 16, performing in local clubs and colleges and recording records at the Golddust Recording Studio in Las Cruces. After attending New Mexico State University, he joined the American Corporation of Artists booking agency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and for years, toured throughout the Midwest states. He and his wife settled in Nashville, Tennessee where he continued singing, recording, and writing. BMI since forever and NSAI lifetime member, songs written and co-written by Gary were published by a number of Nashville’s top publishers before he began writing exclusively for the Walter Haynes Music Company on Music Row. He recorded an album for Cookhouse Records in Minneapolis, and a number of singles on SoundWaves Records in Nashville that received accolades in both Billboard and Cashbox music magazines. Now a retired computer programmer and technical writer, Gary, and his wife moved back to the Las Cruces area in 2005, where he continues to sing and write. Listen to Gary at: and
Songwriting Info
I am a:
Songwriter, Composer
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Lyricist
Preferred collaboration style:
Blues, Christian/Gospel, Country, Folk, Pop, R&B/Soul, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
lyrics, melodies, chord progressions, arrangements
Instruments I write with:
guitar, piano, vocals
Sounds like:
Various, depends on what's needed
Nashville sound, musicals, radio
Songwriting is my:
current full-time career, former career
Songwriting Achievements:
Since returning, he has completed ‘Too Good’, a pop-opera/musical, several original Christmas Carols, and numerous contemporary songs. Gary created the score and songs for a short movie, Face Full of Dollars, produced by Eric Seo and executive producer Mark Medoff, and most recently, the background orchestration and songs for seven one hour long documentaries produced and directed by Ed Breeding; 'Prescription for Addiction', 'Holders of Wisdom' , 'Shattered Reality', 'The indigenous Way of Being' 'Spirit of Art' , Messages from the Ancestors, and 'The Human Effect', from which the song 'One' was a finalist in the 29th Annual New Mexico Music Awards.
Gary's 2016 PBS mini-concert was voted one of three 'Best of Year' concerts.
Personal Songwriting Goals:
Write and record really good and unique songs
Collaboration Goals:
publishing deal, sync placement (film, TV, video games), mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release, just for fun
Sound Albums
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                                                  Words and music                                                   Gary Clute Chorus Some milk and cookies, Warm slice of pie Hot cup of coffee, some sugar by and by and by…. I’ll throw a log on the fire,
Gary Clute · 1251 days ago

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Gary Clute · 1251 days ago
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Hello Gary,

Well, after listening to your "A Dog is Man's Best Friend," I had to reach out to you. Sometimes, when no one's around, I look my dog square in the eyes and say "Gaw head, say something. I know you can talk." So far... not a word, but I'm gonna keep on trying!

My name is David Murray, and I’m a lyrical writer with a surprising number of country songs in my catalog, especially for a guy that’s never been on a horse! Below, please find my posting:

300+ songs in catalog, (not all country) or I’ll write just for you! Strong rhyme schemes, tight, poignant, adventure topics. I’m a freak about lyrical rhyme cadence. (Genres: Country, Folk/Roots, Celtic, Christian, Rock) Favs: Prine, T.T. Hall, Cohen, Lennon/McCartney, Taupin. I’m a serious, responsive writer… and I hope you’ll think that I do it well. Support background: I’m a semi-retired marketing executive, served on the faculty at the RI School of Design, published 3 children’s books and played in the RI Highlanders Pipe & Drum Band. Easy to work with, rapid response and fun! Compensation is not a driving factor, split 50/50 if revenue streams. Member BMI and Songwriters Guild of America. Remember, it costs nothing to chat!

We're the same age and with that... I hope comes wisdom. It'd be nice to collaborate with someone like you! Hope to hear from you, Gary.
Seekonk, MA, USA
183 days ago
Hi Gary, I'm looking to collaborate with writers who share objectives and writing skills. I'm a published songwriter/composer with previous releases on U.S. and European Major and Indie labels. Please check out my profile and if interested, kindly email me with some examples of your tunes. I'd be happy to send you some of my work also.

Vern Miller
254 days ago
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GaryC commented on a sound
Wow great song Your singer palmer just kills it Great job
I Am What I Am
Sort of a self-empowerment song. The singer is Palmer Lee.
413 days ago
GaryC commented on a sound
Great groove And I really like the changes in the building Good job I enjoyed listening
Free Wheelin'
Piece was written specifically for sync licensing opportunities.
413 days ago
Gary Clute now collaborates with Sarah - Synchronicity House
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Gary Clute now collaborates with Wei Chen
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Gary Clute now collaborates with Hailey House
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