Our Story

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 since 1995) 
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.  

“The National Association of County Office Employees (NASCOE) held its annual national convention in Corpus Christi, TX, during the week of August 8, 2011, with an attendance of 500 guests. Gary Nix and West Texas Band played for our dance and did one fantastic job!!! 

This group is extremely talented, very diverse, and tremendously capable of providing a wide variety of music. Our guests from all over the United States loved them. We would highly recommend this band for any event!” 

Penny Kelton, Littlefield TX 
Herb Sorley, Midland TX 
2011 Convention Co-Chairs


"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


 "Great group right here. Really enjoyed having them at our event, and I know everyone else did too. Awesome music and very talented. Loved watching them working together; you can tell they love what they do. Would recommend again and again"

Allison Freund,  Kappa Alpha Theta,, Texas Tech


 "Gary Nix and West Texas was awesome and we a great time. They played for a 50th birthday party and were responsive to all our requests. Everyone commented how good they were. We were blessed to have them."

Jennifer White,  Private Party, Anson, TX