Gary West is an American singer/songwriter who produces his own original music. He is an accomplished musician who was the drummer for such legendary country music icons such as, Del Reeves, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jett Williams and the Drifting Cowboys and performed many years on the world famous Grand Ole Opry with these artists. West also stars in his own Johnny Cash tribute show, "For the Love of Cash".
Gary West's "For the Love of Cash" show pays homage to Johnny Cash and the legends of country music with a show that is like no other. Gary West is NOT a Johnny Cash impersonator; he is an ENTERTAINER! As well as a producer, songwriter, Legend race car driver and Nashville Recording artist, he also performed many years as a drummer for Little Jimmy Dickens and Del Reeves on the world famous Grand Ole Opry.
The first class show band, dressed in black and white suits, is made up of some of the best in the business; legendary Nashville musicians that have played for dozens of country music icons and Grand Ole Opry stars.
“For the Love of Cash” is honest and authentic! Mesmerizing audiences across the country as one of the top billing tribute shows today, Gary is lighting up stages with his fresh, original music that is performed in the classic style.
The latest album, Heroes, Friends & Legends, dropped on May 10, 2019. A music video was released on September 13, 2019, for the single "One Piece at a Time", an iconic Johnny Cash song which was The Man in Black's last #1 hit.
The majority of the video for "One Piece at a Time" was filmed at Johnny Cash's farm, which is now Storytellers Hideaway Farm and Museum.
On Feb 23, 2019 Gary West released a duet with country music legend Leona Williams. The release of the Cash/Carter classic "Jackson" earned them 8 months on the NDX singles chart and two months at the #1 spot!
They also released a video for the song that has gained international attention.
On October 23, 2020 Gary's much anticipated original, "I don't do it for the money" (I do it for the love of Cash), was released and available world-wide. This went to #1 on the Independent charts for the month of February 2021. This is the second #1 song for Gary off of his latest album.
The latest single was released on March 26th, 2021 from a brand new upcoming album.
His new single "Pretty Close to Nothin'" has received air play all over the world.