Gary Carlisle is a native Alabamian, raised in Birmingham and spent his last 35 years in Mobile with his wife, Robyn. In 2009, he moved to Sylacauga, Alabama to his Lay Lake home. Gary comes from a long family history of musicians starting with his grandfather, Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith of the “Grand Ole Opry” who was recently inducted into the Fiddling Hall of Fame and the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Gary has been writing songs and playing guitar for a number of years and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Assn. International, the Weogufka Alabama Songwriters and is associated with the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival.