Gary Stewart
Gary Stewart
Gary Stewart was a country musician and songwriter known for his distinctive vibrato voice and his southern rock influenced, outlaw country sound. During the peak of his popularity in the mid-1970s Time magazine described him as the "king of honkytonk. " He is remembered for a series of country chart hits from the mid- to late- 1970s, his biggest hit being "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)," which topped the U.S. country singles charts in 1975.
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Tara Fass: Divorce Proof Your Marriage With This is 40
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Judd Apatow's newest missive This is 40 is a plausible romantic comedy about a married Gen-Ex couple striving to improve their lives. Film critics and acquaintances are equally divided on its cinematic virtues. Dear friend and longtime Apatow fan Gary Stewart and I recently engaged in a lengthy discussion of its merits. Make no mistake, This is 40 raises prickly issues in a light-hearted way. Not mere raunchy male comedy meets chick lit flick, our protagonists are in a mid-life funk, not a level five nuclear meltdown nor a four alarm fire just approaching one. Not too late to avoid divorce, it's time to hit the pause button on their conflicts, fight fair and repair. These folks are managing very delicate and real probabilities. The hater's camp finds these protagonists to be privileged, whiny, shallow ingrates -- contemporary Bickersons and fairly unsympathetic. A hypocritical contentious wife who nags an adorable but feckless husband is not entertaining or enlighteni ...
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Annual Guitar Festival returns to APSU’s Mabry Concert Hall
Business & Heritage - Clarksvill - about 4 years
Austin Peay State University and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts are pleased to announce the annual Guitar Festival will be held this February. The festival will feature guest artists concerts and master classes. The concerts are freely open to the public. It is hope that guitar lovers from all areas will take this opportunity to hear the music of guitar masters.  All of the concertrs will be held Feb. 18-20 , at 7:30 p.m., in the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall. Classical Guitarist & APSU alumnus Gary Stewart The first concert on Feb. 18 will feature award-winning APSU alumnus Gary Stewart and his duo partner Candice Mowbray in a recital of 19th century guitar music. The Feb. 19 concert will feature past National Fingerstyle Champion Richard Smith. The final concert on Feb. 20 will feature award-winning Tennessee State University professor of Guitar Richard Todd. APSU alumnus Stewart has been a top prizewinner in several national g ...
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Murder victim's mum to sue Mereyside police for losing Facebook Killer - Liverpool Echo
Google News - over 5 years
THE mother of a teenager murdered by a convicted rapist says she will sue four police forces – including Merseyside – for failing to keep track of the man who killed her. Facebook killer Peter Chapman was allowed to slip
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Man critical after bike smash in Speke - Liverpool Echo
Google News - over 5 years
A MAN has been left fighting for his life after driving a scrambler bike straight into a parked car. The 25-year-old hit a Peugot 3008 on Goldfinch Farm Lane, Speke, at 1.50am yesterday. He is now critically injured in
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Suspected arson attack on Speke flats sees 10 people rescued - Liverpool Echo
Google News - over 5 years
TEN people were rescued from a three storey building in Speke after a suspected arson attack. The blaze is believed to have been started in an empty flat and then spread out of control. Fire crews from Speke, Allerton and Belle Vale
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Engulfed in flames: 10-year friendship ends in manslaughter - The Age
Google News - over 5 years
A Wangaratta mother of three who killed her friend Gary Stewart, 50, asked him to go for a walk with her before she doused him with petrol and set him alight, a barrister told a pre-sentence hearing yesterday. The court heard while Kerry Anne McNiven,
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'I torched him': Woman admits to Wangaratta death - The Border Mail
Google News - over 5 years
McNiven, 44, was originally charged with the murder of Wangaratta resident Gary Stewart, 50, but that count was withdrawn so the defendant could plead guilty to manslaughter. Mr Stewart suffered burns to 72?per cent of his body during the November 18
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MSU Students Have a Say in New Off-Campus Housing - OzarksFirst.com
Google News - over 5 years
In an office not far away, Gary Stewart, Director of Residence Life and Services, is securing plans for years to come. "Our population could handle additional housing," says Stewart. Stewart says by fall 2013, property on Walnut Street east of
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York County Amateur tee times - Yorkdispatch.com
Google News - over 5 years
8:20 am (Group A) -- John Teel (HCC); Ricky Hoke (BW); Chance Miller (RM); Gary Stewart Jr. (CCY). 8:20 am (Group B) -- Rex Feldmiller (RE); Kory Trout (HH); Bryan Kelley (HCC); Adam Grove (BA). 8:30 am (Group A) -- Mike Clemens (HCC); Alex Hofstrand
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'Sudden death' at Merseyside home - Liverpool Echo
Google News - over 5 years
Officers visited Elm House in Prescot after a person was admitted to a hospital A&E department yesterday evening and subsequently died. A neighbour described how just before 6.30pm he saw a young woman screaming outside
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Recalling Derek Jeter's first MLB hit - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
AP Photo/Gary Stewart The day before his first hit, a rookie Derek Jeter stretches in the Kingdome. He remembers Jeter's unassuming reaction to hit No. 1. Martinez also remembers the first words he told the future captain of the Yankees
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New Release Alert: Gary Stewart and John Wesley Coleman III Split Single - Austinist
Google News - over 5 years
Who and what: Sophomore Lounge records pointed us in the direction of a single they're putting out on July 25th featuring Austinite John Wesley Coleman III and the late Gary Stewart, whose song here, "Ramona," is taken from his 1988 album Brand New
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gary Stewart
    FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 58
    In 2003, Stewart released Live at Billy Bob's Texas, his first album in ten years and his first-ever live album.
    More Details Hide Details Reviewers at Allmusic gave it good marks. There were numerous pro-audio and pro-video recordings of Gary Stewart performing full sets live at Billy Bob's Texas, although representatives with the Smith Music Group have stated there are currently no plans to release them for public consumption.
  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 43
    Stewart signed with the HighTone label in 1988 and recorded three albums over the next five years.
    More Details Hide Details These albums included fan favorites like the minor hit "An Empty Glass (That's the Way the Day Ends)" (written by Stewart and Dillon), "Let's Go Jukin'" (written by Stewart and Betts), and "Brand New Whiskey" (written by Stewart and his wife). Stewart continued to tour through the 1990s, playing venues such as Fort Worth's Billy Bob's Texas several times a year. During this time Bob Dylan, while touring with Tom Petty in Florida, drove out of his way to meet Stewart, "confessing that he'd played Stewart's ode to marital malaise 'Ten Years of This' over and over, the record casting a spell over him."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1980
    Age 35
    In 1980, he released the Chips Moman-produced Cactus and a Rose which featured Southern rockers Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Mike Lawler, and Bonnie Bramlett.
    More Details Hide Details It did not garner much airplay and RCA teamed Stewart up with songwriter Dean Dillon for a pair of duet records. Soon after, Stewart returned to Florida, where alcoholism and drug use kept him from recording for much of the 1980s. His son, Gary Joseph Stewart, committed suicide late in the decade as well.
  • 1977
    Age 32
    His 1977 ode to marital distress entitled "Ten Years of This", from the album Your Place or Mine, was a favorite of Bob Dylan and a #16 hit.
    More Details Hide Details Though his late 1970s albums were well received by critics and his core audience, Stewart never established a large audience. He was often labeled as "too country" for rock listeners and "too rock" for country fans.
  • 1976
    Age 31
    For the rest of the 1970s Stewart played the honky tonks with his road band, The Honky Tonk Liberation Army, and recorded similar albums with modest success for RCA: 1976's Steppin' Out; 1977's Your Place or Mine (which featured guest artists Nicolette Larson, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell); and 1978's Little Junior.
    More Details Hide Details These albums spawned several hit singles, including: "Flat Natural Born Good-Timin' Man", "In Some Room Above the Street", "Single Again", "Your Place or Mine", "Quits", and "Whiskey Trip".
  • 1975
    Age 30
    Later in 1975, MCA released Stewart's old Kapp material scoring a #15 hit with the single "You're Not the Woman You Use to Be".
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    His album Out of Hand was released in early 1975. "Out of Hand", the title cut, became a #4 country hit and was followed by the #1 hit "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)".
    More Details Hide Details The album Out of Hand, which climbed to #6 on the Billboard country album chart, has since become one of the most critically lauded country albums of the 1970s. Rock critic Robert Christgau gave the album an A- saying that it "was the best regular issue country LP I've heard in about five years." Rolling Stone gave it high praise as well, stating that, "With practitioners like Stewart around, honky-tonk—and rockabilly—may not be dead yet." Thom Jurek of Allmusic later gave the album five of five stars and stated that a "strong case could be made for Out of Hand as one of the Top 100 country records of all time. It might be in this writer's Top Ten!" Country music critic Bill Malone called Out of Hand "one of the greatest honky-tonk country albums ever recorded."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 29
    It charted at only #63 on the country chart, but his follow-up, 1974's "Drinkin' Thing" became a top ten hit.
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  • 1973
    Age 28
    He returned to Nashville in 1973 and recorded a cover version of "Ramblin' Man" by the Allman Brothers, both of whom were Stewart's personal friends.
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  • 1968
    Age 23
    Signed to the Kapp label in 1968, Stewart made several unsuccessful recordings but several songwriting successes followed, for artists like Billy Walker ("She Goes Walking Through My Mind", "Traces of a Woman", "It's Time to Love Her"), Cal Smith ("You Can't Housebreak a Tomcat", "It Takes Me All Night Long"), and Nat Stuckey ("Sweet Thang And Cisco").
    More Details Hide Details He even played piano for a time in Charley Pride's band the Pridesmen, and can be heard on Pride's live In Person double-album. Disappointed with Music Row, however, he soon returned to Florida and resumed playing countrified rock 'n' roll in local clubs and bars. Stewart was dropped from Kapp and then from Decca, but a series of demo tapes, including some countrified Motown tunes, found their way into the hands of producer Roy Dea, who convinced Jerry Bradley to sign Stewart to RCA Records.
  • 1965
    Age 20
    Stewart and Eldridge wrote Stonewall Jackson's 1965 country hit, "Poor Red Georgia Dirt".
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 19
    He recorded a few songs for the small Cory label in 1964 and began co-writing songs with local policeman Bill Eldridge.
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  • 1959
    Age 14
    Named after actor Gary Cooper, Stewart was born in the Letcher County, Kentucky, town of Jenkins, the son of George and Georgia Stewart. In 1959 his father, a coal miner, sustained an injury while working in the mines, and shortly afterwards the family moved to Fort Pierce, a city on Florida's Atlantic coast.
    More Details Hide Details Learning guitar and piano, Stewart began touring with local bands and writing songs in his teens. He married Mary Lou Taylor, more than three years his senior, at age seventeen and began working days in an airplane factory. He still played in rock and country bands at night. While playing in an Okeechobee, Florida, honky-tonk known as the Wagon Wheel, Stewart met country singer Mel Tillis, who advised Stewart to travel to Nashville to pitch his songs.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on May 28, 1944.
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