Gary James Hannan is a professional Songwriter living in Nashville who has written songs recorded and performed by some of the music industries best known artists such as Blake Shelton, Joe Nichols, John Michael Montgomery, Craig Morgan, Michael Peterson, Nickleback, Uncle Kracker , Jaron and the Long Road To Love, Montgomery Gentry, Hot Apple Pie, Darryl Worley, and many more. His awards include BMI #1 Radio Airplay award for “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Back When I Knew it All”, CMA #1 award, ACM #1 award, Country Aircheck, BMI Millionaire award in recognition of over four million plus radio air plays & NSAI’s “Songs I Wish I Had Written” award voted by the professional songwriting community. Gary has a song on Blake Shelton’s new “Album of The Year” certified Platinum. In addition to his U.S. accolades, Gary has two International #1 hits, and a 2015 “Album of the Year” award in South Africa for Jason Bradley.
“To me there is no difference between the pro writer and the enthusiast…we are equal in our desire to write the best songs we can!” Gary has collaborated with a wide variety of artists ranging from members of Motley Crue, The Little River Band, Rascal Flatts, Bread, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Firefall, to more tradtitional country artists like Chris Young, Montgomery Gentry and many more. He is currently recording a project of his own.
Gary brings a lot to the table and we are thrilled to have this outstanding artist join us this year for MISW 2016!