Career launched in Nashville
couple of chords shown to him by his mother, he is self-taught. He launched his music career at the age of 19 when he travelled to Nashville to record a CD. While there he performed at the Grand Ole Opry and Nashville Place. After travelling all over the United States and Canada as a solo performer, he wound up in Ontario where he was frontman for a Hamilton band, Bareback Riders, for six years. In 2015 they won a national Battle of the Bands competition and opened the Canada Day celebrations for an outdoor concert in Toronto.
Around the same time Gallant also launched a career as a Tim McGraw tribute artist, touring alongside a Faith Hill tribute artist for five years, which included two tours of Japan for the U.S. Navy and two years at the Nashville North tent at the Calgary Stampede.