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User profile: Garry Elders


Garry Elders has been playing, singing and writing traditional country music throughout the USA and across the world for the past 25 years. His interest in this genre of music was inspired by the sounds of Hank Williams Sr., Charlie Pride, Kitty Wells, and Merle Haggard. As a young boy, he would stand in front of the television, and try to play and sing along with the country artists on "The Porter Wagner Show", "The Johnny Cash Show", and "Hee Haw".

Born in Arkansas, Garry spent parts of his turbulent childhood in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, Florida, and Tennessee. His special affection for the South, and its people are felt in his music. Hard times, lost love, and life