After playing together for 4 years in various bands, Gary, Brian, and Lonnie formed Gary Nix & West!Texas in 2009. (Brian and Lonnie have played together for 18 years)
Gary Nix, an Arkansas emigrant, has an extensive music history; playing with Charlie Rich, Ferlin Husky, and The Wilkinson Bros. in Branson. He has opened for Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and many others. Lonnie Kuss played in his first band in Junior High in Slaton, TX. Brian Ashburn, began playing in High School in Plains, TX and has played in vaious bands in the Lubbock area since 1984.
"Gary Nix and West Texas provided an outstanding performance in the Gem Theatre in Claude, Texas. It was easy to see that they were a crowd pleaser for the Gem audience. They made good impression by inviting one of our local musicians to play with the band and I know he enjoyed the opportunity very much. All in all this was a great evening."
Roy Rutherford, Director, Gem Theater, Claude, TX