Fountain of Youth
Hunter began studying music at the age of six. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Hunter played in many local bands as a teenager, and in 1982, while working on a Business degree at Belhaven College, he began performing as a solo artist. After graduating from college in 1985, Hunter became a full-time musician, playing in Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Illinois, and Texas, as well as his home state, where he soon developed a loyal following. In 1989, Hunter recorded his first album, 'The Unopened Door.' It received regional radio airplay, especially in Mississippi, and the self-produced effort received national attention for it's production. 'Fountain of Youth,' Hunter's second release, came out in 1993. It's first single 'Kymberly' started receiving airplay on Jackson station B95.5, and within the first week, it was the fifth most requested song, competing with national hits. His third CD 'The Home Sessions' came out in 1998. It continues to receive local radio airplay. His most recent CD is a live one entitled 'Love Songs Live.' Click on the 'Hunter Gibson' link to preview the tracks. Hunter also has a six-piece band called Hunter & the Gators. They Have been together since 1991. They specialize in dance music with lots of harmony. They all sing lead vocals as well as back-up. They were nominated for best pop group in the Jackson Music Awards in 1999. Hunter also writes and produces TV commercial music, industrial video scores, and radio jingles. His work has received several Addy Awards. In 2001, he composed and recorded the theme music for 'Chasing the Dream,' a nationally broadcast program on The Outdoor Channel. Performances Hunter has performed in hundreds of restaurants and nightclubs throughout the South. He also entertains at wedding receptions, private parties, fraternities, sororities, and he has opened for and performed with such artists as Greg Allman, Better Than Ezra, Starship, Percy Sledge, Tom Keifer (from Cinderella), Irma Thomas, the Radiators, and Fingers Taylor and Mike Utley (from Jimmy Buffett's band). He recently had the chance to perform with one of his heroes, Brian Vander Ark, from THE VERVE PIPE. Click on the link below to view some of the performance. Hunter is considered a 'one-man band,' playing keyboards, guitar, and harmonica, with the rest of the instruments recorded on mini-disc, all programmed himself. Hunter communicates well with his audience, always getting them involved and encouraging requests. His songlist consists of over 700 songs from the late fifties to the present. For booking information, call (601) 853-1778.