Gary Stewart

Gary Ronnie Stewart (May 28, 1944 – December 16, 2003) was an American country musician and songwriter, known for his distinctive vibrato voice and his Southern rock influenced, outlaw country sound. During the peak of his popularity in the mid-1970s, Time magazine described him as the "king of honkytonk." He is remembered for a series of country chart hits from the mid– to late–1970s, his biggest hit being "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)," which topped the U.S. country singles chart in 1975.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 28th, 1944 (Jenkins), Died December 16th, 2003 (Fort Pierce)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1971

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 16457 5/21/1971 Something to believe in Gary Stewart vocalist  
Decca NA 16458 5/21/1971 She's the next best thing Gary Stewart vocalist  
Decca NA 16459 5/21/1971 [Unknown title(s)] Gary Stewart vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stewart, Gary," accessed June 22, 2021,

Stewart, Gary. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from

"Stewart, Gary." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 June 2021.

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