Ca­reer launched in Nashville

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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.

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