Gary Wayne Glenn was always the class clown in high school. He began an interest in music by rewriting lyrics to radio hits to include stories about his friends and family and to poke fun at some of his nemeses. Always in search of attention, he became infamous throughout school for his songs.
He began writing his OWN songs during his time in college at Texas State University in San Marcos (SWT at the time), where he pursued a degree in Journalism and Communications. While there, he co-anchored the “Wake Up San Marcos” radio show from the campus radio station, KTSW, for a semester. Eventually his over the top antics got him fired from that job. Instead of taking class notes, Gary would put together lyrics and melodies on scrap paper while sitting in classes. He penned the songs “Hillbilly Honky Tonk”, “A Six Pack Ago”, and “Lost Her in a Poker Game” during that time. It was then he realized that MUSIC was much more important to him than school.
After leaving Texas State, Gary stumbled upon an audition to be the lead singer of WILDCARD. A high energy “show band” that performed all over Texas for over a decade. Between 1995 and 2008 WILDCARD dominated the South Texas dancehall circuit. He gained many fans that have followed him through the years. Gary learned how to entertain and become a showman during that time. It was important for him to take that experience and move it to the next level.
With a burning desire to put an original music cd together, Gary started his own group he has dubbed “the 20x Band” and picked up where he left off. 20x has some former members of WILDCARD as well as some new faces that have come together to put their own touch on Texas music. Now that his debut cd “CLOSING TIME” is available, the rest of the world can see how versatile a singer, songwriter, and performer he has become…