Gary Helms was born Houston, Texas and raised in nearby North Shore, Texas.
He studied criminal justice the University of Houston Downtown, then earned a residency with in the regional dancehalls with such artists as Kevin Eagan, Clint Black, David Kersh and Doug Supernaw at clubs such as Moe's, Eddies Country Ballroom and Willie Nelson's Night Life.
He signed with MGM Nashville in 2005 and had to wait two years before he fit into their release schedule, during which time the label had closed it's doors.
"Another Perfect Day" released on TBG Entertainment label shot to No. 2 at radio with a top 20 video proved success for Gary.
Two days after the 2007 release of Another Perfect Day, on the independent label TBG Entertainment, Gary was given the phone call no parent ever wants to get and learned his son had been killed.