My Own Melody

Christian Music With A Message...

About Us

The foundation of My Own Melody, LLC started in July 2006, as the simple desire to create original, up-lifting, Christian music to share with others. For about four years, all the songs—over 600— were written and sung acapella by Gary Hardesty. Then, in 2011 an arrangement was made with Matthew Otto and Brandon Steach— both extremely talented Christian musicians from Texas— to sing and add instrumental music for the professionally recorded CD by OTTO titled, "Messages of Hope: The Inspired Songs of Gary Hardesty".

In 2011, My Own Melody became a LLC. Gary became the CEO, his wife, Karen, became the Secretary/Tresurer, and his son, Chadwick, filled the roles of President and COO, with other family members and friends also making significant contributions.

As a separate project, the book, "Choosing the Abundant Life" written by Gary Hardesty and published by Tate Publishing, LLC, was also printed in 2011. Currently, Gary is still expanding the number of songs he has written and is working on the second book in the series. Check out for more information.

Our desire is to continue spreading God's word through music, books, and social media. Our prayer is that more doors open up and allow us to reach even more people. If you would like to learn more about us or how you can help us further our efforts, contact us at