"A good thought.
I believe that God made each of us different with skills and abilities - and interests. God did the making. Happiness comes by following the truth of the Bible, and yielding to the Lordship of Jesus. Family is so important too.…"
Song-writer and accomplished musician, Greg Hager offers original songs with a fresh authentic Western flair, from heartwarming to toe-tapping. Ballad-creator and tall-tale originator, Greg presents a musical program that will tickle the ears and inspire the heart. His music and message has a true “western styled” country and gospel focus, and is a delight for all members of the family.
An authentic Dakota-grown talent, Greg is making a name for his original music:
2017 Entertainer of the Year Nominee with the Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association
2017 Artist of the Year Nominee with the Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association
Album of the Year Nominee with the Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association
Nominated for seven years in a row as the Western Artist of the Year with the Academy of Western Artists
In the Valley Below album nominated as the Western Album of the Year with the Academy of Western Artists and also Country Album of the Year with the Rural Roots Music Association.
Greg’s single, Cowboy Dreaming, was nominated as the Western Song of the Year by the AWA
Songwriter for such noted country musicians as Royal Wade Kimes, who cut Greg’s single Cowboy Dreaming on his 2015 release called Shadows of Time.
Greg is a proud member of the Academy of Western Artists (AWA), the Western Music Association (WMA), and the Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association (PCCAA).
Musical note: Authentic music means using great equipment. The Emerald Guitar Company (emeraldguitars.com) in Ireland offers incredible carbon fiber guitars. Check them out and let them know that Greg sent you.
His rural western roots run deep, and he writes and sings about the life he knows and lives. Valuable lessons about honesty, integrity, and keeping your word—no matter what—were instilled at an early age, and form the backdrop of his musical perspective. Those values are timeless and resonate with everyone, which is why so many identify strongly with his music.
Worldwide, Hager’s music is making a difference. He regularly sells music in over a dozen countries. In spring 2017 he completed a 24-concert tour of Japan – performing only his original western, country, cowboy, and Gospel songs. He has been invited back.
Musically, Hager writes everything that he sings and his style is heavily influenced by other great 12-string guitar pickers and story-tellers like John Denver, Roger Whittaker, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Overstreet, Clint Black, George Strait, and many others. His style is described as “Easy-going, melodic, and clever” relating to more traditional Country and Western music prior to the pop-culture influences.
Greg looks forward to adventures on the road. Chris LeDoux said it best, “Life IS a ride!” and Greg relishes the opportunities to meet and work with people across the globe. The epitome of a professional both on the stage and off, he is family friendly and a cowboy gentleman.
A Nashville-produced musician, Hager has recorded and released seven CD’s of 100% original music. In fact, he is the only artist in North Dakota history to do so. Four of his albums are “positive” Western-styled country songs, one Christmas album bringing joy to the holidays, and two albums of Country Gospel music that bring the “Good News” to song.
He is married with three children and lives in southeast North Dakota, near the family homestead.
Hager would love to share his musical talents at your special event. Please contact him for details.