Gary Floater was a trendsetter, even in his early days in country music.

In fact, when Gary's career first began, he was the only country artist in Nashville to sport a beard. In classic Gary fashion, he did it with trademark excess.  

Now that the beardgrowing craze Gary started so many years ago has hit the country music field full force, this early publicity photo of a young dreamer shows Gary's confidence and ignorance of the highs and lows that his future held.