Gregory Fisher grew up in rural Missouri with a mother whose voice was like an angel. Singing with her was a natural and satisfying as a yummy, warm breakfast. She taught him to harmonize. She helped him find his own voice
By age 14, Gregory was traveling throughout the region, singing in every little country church that would have him. From his earliest years, people told him that his performances were characterized not only by an exceptional vocal quality, but also by the emotional maturity of his delivery. It seemed that he wanted to do more than sing a song, He wanted to communicate the truth.
After high school, Gregory was thrilled to accept a scholarship to a Christian university to study classical vocal performance. After two years there, and being too naive to appreciate the discipline and hard work required for such a pursuit, he dropped out. He decided he was more interested in the easier, faster way to the applause.
In 1983, Gregory moved to Nashville to write and perform contemporary Christian music. Within two years, he had a number one song on the charts, a Gospel Music Association Dove Award nomination, and a publishing contract with a major Christian music company. A recording deal was on the horizon.
Then his path changed abruptly, and music was no longer going to be his focus. Controversy, substance abuse and mental illness became issues to confront and overcome. And he did.
Gregory continued to write and perform music across the next three and a half decades. Not surprisingly, his self-penned songs and diverse, unlikely repertoire centered on themes of choice, integrity, hope, perseverance, and unconditional love. He believes music heals, and that's what he intends to do for himself and his audiences.
Gregory's public performances are distinguished by moments of epiphany, intimacy, transparency, and vulnerability. One writer said of him, “Although there is no denying that his voice is huge, powerful, Gregory delivers a song with emotional integrity—he lives the song each and every time he sings it. He has become a teacher as well as a singer, easily sharing his experiences and his heart.”
In 2017, Gregory's long-time friend and some-times duet partner, Michelle Nicolo Prentice, asked him to sing at a house concert she hosts regularly. He was excited to join, until he learned the requirement—the concert featured operettic and classical music. Gregory balked. She persisted. He learned an aria and performed. Terrified! Or exhilarated. It’s sometimes hard to know the difference.
Thus began a whole new experience. Of course, Gregory began studying with one of Nashville’s leading vocal coaches immediately. He had to explore this new sound, this new opportunity. And it has led to a whole new use of the “huge, powerful” voice. It only took 45 years.
Today, Gregory performs regularly across various genre. His mature demeanor and uncompromising vocals are perfect for special events, industrials, liturgical performances and concerts large and small. He is becoming "The Anthem Man" for his amazing rendition of The Star Spangled Banner at sporting events, conferences and other important occasions.