Gary Nix grew up in Arkansas, not far from Memphis, TN. He has played with or opened for Waylon Jennings, Charlie Rich, Merle Harggard, and many others. Lonnie Kuss has been playing in local bands since Junior High in Slaton, TX. In 1994 Brian Ashburn, who began playing in High School in Plains, TX, joined Lonnies' band, "The Classics". The current band was formed in 2009 With Gary Nix on lead vocals, guitar, and sometimes keyboard; Lonnie Kuss on vocals, harmonies, lead\rythym guitar; Brian Ashburn on drums, vocals, and sound. "Perky" Dave Mullins has steppd in as bassist. After spending several years as a professional musician in Nashville, TN, Dave returned to Lubbock and is now an integral part of the West Texas group.