Today, my guest is Gary Morris. You might have heard the name before, and you’ve definitely heard his song “Wind Beneath my Wings.”
Gary was massive in the ’80s, and had a fair few number one singles. He even played in the White House, and he tells the story of his trajectory of fame.
He sings a tune from his latest album which is awesome, and tells some great stories about getting into the industry.
Gary even shares with us a story of a UFO sighting he’s had, that he’s never shared publicly before!
“People ask me what I’d do differently, and I say nothing, because I like where I am now.” – Gary Morris
09:30 – Where in Texas Gary is from.
11:58 – What got him interested in music, and how he won the talent show in 3rd Grade.
14:03 – What Gary’s main musical influences were as a child.
15:48 – How he got his first job singing and decided to follow it as a career.
18:23 – The gigs Gary’s played for different American presidents.
23:46 – What he thought of President Carter after meeting him.
26:11 – The UFO that Gary saw and the amount of UFO footage that the Navy has captured.
29:34 – How he got a record deal after performing at the White House.
34:05 – Covering different people’s songs and how royalties work with the songs you’ve written.
42:55 – What Gary’s been up to during the pandemic, and how it feels to be performing again.
47:07 – Gary gives us an exclusive performance of one of his songs “I’m in Church.”
52:10 – When he first started singing.
54:23 – The TV series he traveled around the world hosting and producing and how he’s recreating it.
56:44 – Hunting with a bow and the type of animals Gary shoots and fishes.
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