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 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: www.reverbnation.com/garyclute and https://emastered.com/profile/GaryC
General Info
First Name:
Last Name:
Las Cruces
United States
Songwriting Info
I am a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Lyricist
Preferred collaboration style:
Blues, Country, Folk, Pop, R&B/Soul, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
lyrics, melodies
Instruments I write with:
guitar, piano, vocals
Sounds like:
Various, depends on what's needed
Nashville sound, musicals, radio
Songwriting is my:
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