In 1965 Gary himself was Cash Box magazine's "Male Vocalist of the Year", winning the honor over other nominees Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. He was the first and only artist during the 1960's to have his first seven releases reach Billboard magazine's Top 10 on the Hot 100 chart. Along with his appearances on various popular television shows including American Bandstand, Hullabaloo, and The Tonight Show. Gary accumulated an impressive five appearances within two years on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Host, award-winning/Grammy-nominated, singer/songwriter, Billy Yates, introduces the audience to the world of songwriters, where two hit writer/artists from Nashville will join Billy on stage to casually tell the stories behind the songs they play.