Larry Gatlin
American singer-songwriter
Larry Gatlin
Larry Wayne Gatlin is an American country music singer/songwriter. He is perhaps best known for teaming up with his brothers Steve and Rudy in the late 1970s, becoming one of country music's most successful acts of the 1970s and 1980s. Gatlin has had a total of 33 Top 40 singles (combining his solo recordings and those with his brothers). As their fame grew, the band became known as Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers. Their popularity lasted throughout much of the 1980s.
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Larry Gatlin: A song for Hillary Clinton
Fox News - 6 months
I’ve gotten so sick and tired of listening to what you've got to say
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Larry Gatlin explains who he'd support for president
Fox News - about 1 year
Country music singer shares his thoughts
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Grammy Award Winners Jason Crabb and Larry Gatlin Headline World Television Premiere of Faith-and-Family Film "Welcome to Inspiration" Nov. 9th, Only on TBN
Yahoo News - over 1 year
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join Grammy Award-winning Christian recording artist Jason Crabb Monday, November 9th, as he hosts the world television premiere of the moving faith-and-family film Welcome to Inspiration exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
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Larry Gatlin on 60th anniversary tour
Fox News - almost 2 years
Country music artist speaks out
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Larry Gatlin responds to Texas jab in ObamaCare spat
Fox News - about 2 years
Musician weighs in
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Country vs. ObamaCare
Fox News - over 3 years
Singer Larry Gatlin weighs in
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Larry Gatlin to the rescue?
Fox News - over 3 years
Country music star on saving Detroit
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Stamp honoring Johnny Cash to go on sale Wednesday
Fox News - over 3 years
Beginning Wednesday, you'll be able to put Johnny Cash on all your mail. A "forever" stamp honoring the country music legend will go on sale, coinciding with the end of a yearlong celebration of the Man in Black's life and career. A free public concert in Nashville by family and friends of the singer also will honor his six-decade career. The 46-cent stamp will feature a 1963 image of Cash shot by Frank Bez during the photo session for the album "Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash." Cash's son, John Carter Cash, said the stamp is unusual, and therefore appropriate for his father's legacy. "It just truly embodies my father's spirit, who he was," Cash said. "It's different. That's one thing: It stands out to me as being unique. It's very commanding when you see the stamp." Wednesday's concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville features other Cash family members, including the late singer's brother and sister, Tommy Cash and Joanne Cash Yates, and friends Randy Travis, ...
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'The Beatings Will Continue"
Fox News - almost 4 years
Country singer Larry Gatlin performs
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Larry Gatlin takes his show to the high seas
Fox News - almost 4 years
Inaugural Country Music Cruise
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Is America fed up with Washington?
Fox News - about 4 years
Country star Larry Gatlin weighs in
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Core Bites: Performances set for Feed & Seed
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
Fletcher Performances set for Feed & Seed Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, hosts shows starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 828-216-3492. The following is the August schedule: u Today: Letters to Abigail u Saturday: The Great Smokey Mt. Bluegrass u Sunday: Terry Creek Worship, 6 p.m. u Aug. 10: Conservation Theory u Aug. 11: Town Branch Bluegrass u Aug. 17: Deep River u Aug. 18: Calico Moon, 6:30 p.m., Moore Brothers, 7:30 p.m. u Aug. 24: Mountain Feist u Aug. 25: Lonesome Road u Aug 31: Reems Creek Incident chimney rock Hike the falls every Friday Fridays at the Falls guided hikes will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31 at 431 Main St., Chimney Rock State Park at Chimney Rock. The hikes go out to the 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls of its kind east of the Mississippi River. While many recognize the falls from the movie "The Last of the Mohicans," the trail guide ...
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Alan Jackson to Debut Songs from New Album on the Grand Ole Opry
GAC - Great American Country - almost 5 years
Alan Jackson photo courtesy Schmidt Relations. Alan Jackson will use his performance on the Grand Ole Opry on May 8 to give a sneak peek of songs from his new album, Thirty Miles West, set to be released on June 5. This will be his first project to be released through a new partnership between ACR (Alan’s Country Records) and EMI Records Nashville. During a 30-minute set, Alan will perform some of his greatest hits along with the new material. Alan’s portion of the show will be taped for a later airing on GAC’s Noteworthy at the Opry. Other artists scheduled to play the Opry on May 8 include Little Big Town, Thompson Square and Chris Young. The Opry has several other highlight performances scheduled throughout the month. On May 10th’s Opry Country Classics show hosted by Larry Gatlin, Loretta Lynn and Mel Tillis will perform. On May 12, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Scotty McCreery and more will take the stage. Ricky Skaggs will celebrate his 30th anniversary as a member of t ...
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Celebrity Column: Larry Gatlin moved to help tornado-hit town
The Tennessean - almost 5 years
Larry Gatlin was so moved by the coverage of the tornado that ripped through Woodward, Okla., that he wrote a song about it.
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GATLIN TO PERFORM IN WOODWARD TONIGHT
1520 KOKC; OK - almost 5 years
County music songwriter and singer Larry Gatlin will be in Woodward to raise money for the tornado victims.    He'll perform at the Crystal Beach Stadium with gates open at 5pm and the concert beginning at 7pm.   Donations will be accepted for food at the concert with all moeny being held by the City of Woodward's Foundation.
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My Heart Will Go On — But Not For These 9 Other Unbearable Theme Songs
Movie Line - almost 5 years
Kate Winslet broke a PR commandment earlier this week while promoting the release of Titanic 3D: She dismissed the movie's Oscar-winning theme song, claiming that Celine Dion's overplayed ballad "My Heart Will Go On" makes her "feel like throwing up." Citing the inescapability of fans serenading her with the massive hit wherever she goes, Winslet's sentiments are understandable. Frankly, I heard that song enough times 15 years ago to never hear it again, no matter how riveting and powerful Dion's vocals are. To say that song never once gave you chills is probably a lie. But be that as it may, the song hasn't given anyone chills since post-Oscars April 1998, when we'd all had just about enough of it. All we have left for it now is just a reflexive groan of antipathy. When it comes to much maligned movie theme songs inducing cringing during the end credits, we're generally more than familiar with such usual suspects as Bette Midler and Bryan Adams. As such, consider this alternative li ...
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PLAYLIST; Murky Edges of Darkness and Bouncy Teen Pop
NYTimes - over 5 years
Breathe Carolina Consider Breathe Carolina a less anarchic Brokencyde, a rougher Never Shout Never, a hip-hop-less LMFAO. This Denver duo -- Kyle Even and David Schmitt -- have just released ''Hell Is What You Make It'' (Fearless), their third full-length album. Produced mostly by Ian Kirkpatrick, it's one of the year's best pure pop albums, even
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Reggae takes on Country classics sound like a musical accident, but a happy one - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
The album opens with Romain Virgo and Larry Gatlin's take on the Gatlin Brothers '”California.” It starts out seemingly traditional and makes a sudden reggae turn, setting the tone for the rest of the tracks that blend the best of both genres
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Larry Gatlin
    FORTIES
  • 2010
    In 2010, Gatlin acted as substitute host for Don Imus on Imus in the Morning and Fox Across America with Spencer Hughes on March 16, 2011.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    In 1999 Gatlin toured and entertained troops of the 1st CAV division in Bosnia.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2010, Gatlin has contributed to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network as a political and social commentator.
  • 1998
    Gatlin co-wrote with celebrity biographer Jeff Lenburg a memoir called All the Gold in California that was published in 1998.
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  • 1995
    In 1995, he played himself in the TV-movie about Dottie West's life, Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story.
    More Details Hide Details West had died four years before in a major car accident.
  • 1994
    In 1994, Gatlin and his brothers opened a 2,000-seat theater in Myrtle Beach.
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  • 1992
    After more than a decade of singing together, in December 1992, the Gatlin Brothers embarked on a farewell tour before retiring to their own theater in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
    More Details Hide Details Gatlin went on to star in the Broadway production of The Will Rogers Follies.
  • 1991
    Gatlin underwent surgery on his vocal cords in 1991 after the years of wear and tear on his voice.
    More Details Hide Details In concert, he had begun to struggle with the high falsetto notes that were featured prominently in many of his songs. After recovery, Gatlin worked briefly with an opera coach to rebuild his voice and his vocals took on a powerful operatic style.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    His last charted single came in 1989, called "Number One Heartache Place".
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    He briefly signed with Universal Records in 1989, where he recorded his last singles.
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  • 1987
    He had a duet recording in 1987 with another Country-Pop styled singer, Janie Fricke.
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  • 1986
    Gatlin's chart success declined greatly when a new breed of "Neotraditional country" singers entered Nashville around 1986.
    More Details Hide Details New stars like Dwight Yoakam and Randy Travis pushed Gatlin and other Countrypolitan vocalists out of the Top 10.
  • 1985
    In 1985, Gatlin wrote the song "Indian Summer" with Barry Gibb, which he recorded as a duet with Roy Orbison.
    More Details Hide Details In 1989, the Gatlin Brothers sang National Anthem before game three of the 1989 World Series, played at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Incidentally, the Loma Prieta earthquake hit just after their National Anthem playing, and the game was played 10 days later at the same site.) They had also sung the National Anthem at Game 5 of the 1985 World Series at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, and would do so again at Game 6 of the 2005 NBA Finals at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1984
    The Gatlin Brothers were also one of the first country groups to have music videos, like 1984's "The Lady Takes the Cowboy Everytime".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    In 1979, when Gatlin signed with Columbia Records, he decided to officially have his brothers billed on his singles and on his albums.
    More Details Hide Details That year, their name was officially "Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers". In October, they released the album Straight Ahead. It spawned the classic single "All the Gold in California", which became their biggest hit together, reaching No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs list. This was Gatlin's second number one hit and led to his being awarded "Top Male Vocalist of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music that year. On June 6, 1980, Straight Ahead was certified gold. The group's next big hit came in early 1980, with "Take Me To Your Lovin' Place", which peaked at No. 5 in 1981; they followed up with "What Are We Doin' Lonesome", which peaked at No. 4 later in the year. They continued their hit success, having top 10 and top 20 hits with "In Like With Each Other" (1982), "She Used to Sing on Sunday" (1982), "Sure Feels Like Love" (1982), "Almost Called Her Baby By Mistake" (1983), and "Denver" (1984). In 1983, the group had their third (and last) No. 1 hit, "Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)". On January 19, 1985, the Gatlin Brothers sang "All the Gold in California" at the nationally-televised 50th Inaugural Gala, the day before the second inauguration of Ronald Reagan. Even though the group never achieved another No. 1 hit, they had hits that came close, like the jaunty release in 1986, "She Used to Be Somebody's Baby" (which peaked at No. 2), as well as 1987's "Talkin' to the Moon", and 1988's "Love of a Lifetime" (both of which peaked at No. 4).
  • 1978
    Gatlin continued his success as a solo artist up until 1978, when he released his last solo album, Oh Brother, which featured the top 10 hits "I've Done Enough Dyin' Today" and "Night Time Magic", the latter of which also made an entry into the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
    More Details Hide Details Both songs spotlighted Gatlin's soaring falsetto that became a trademark of his vocal style. In 1977, Gatlin joined entrepreneur Larry Schmittou and other country music stars, such as Conway Twitty, Cal Smith, Cal Smith, and Richard Sterban, as investors in the Nashville Sounds, a minor league baseball team of the Double-A Southern League that began play in 1978.
    In 1978, Gatlin scored his first number one hit with "I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love."
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  • 1977
    Gatlin won a Grammy Award for the song in 1977 for Best Country Song.
    More Details Hide Details A new album, High Time, was released in 1976.
  • 1976
    Brothers Steve and Rudy made their first appearance on Larry's 1976 album Larry Gatlin with Family & Friends.
    More Details Hide Details They were featured on some of Gatlin's other hits he had during the late 1970s, notably "I Don't Wanna Cry", "Love Is Just a Game", and "Statues Without Hearts".
    Gatlin is also credited on guitar on Willie Nelson's 1976 album The Troublemaker.
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  • 1975
    In 1975, Gatlin had his first major hit with his composition "Broken Lady", which reached No. 5 on the Hot Country Songs chart in 1976.
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  • 1973
    In 1973, Gatlin released his first album, The Pilgrim.
    More Details Hide Details Two singles were released from the album: "Sweet Becky Walker" and "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall", though both failed to chart. The latter was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1976 (who had also recorded Gatlin's "Help Me" in 1973). In 1974 came the release of a new album, Rain/Rainbow, and a new song "Delta Dirt". The album and single proved more successful. "Delta Dirt" was a Top 20 Country hit, peaking at No. 14. The song was also Gatlin's only entry on the Pop charts, when it reached No. 84.
    With West's help, Gatlin found work in Nashville as a background singer for Kris Kristofferson. In 1973, Gatlin landed a solo recording contract with Monument Records.
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  • OTHER
  • 1968
    As a wide receiver on the football team, he caught a touchdown pass in a 1968 game in which his team, the Cougars, scored 100 points.
    More Details Hide Details He later auditioned for and joined the gospel music group The Imperials. The Imperials went on to perform in Las Vegas, Nevada in January 1971 at Jimmy Dean's Las Vegas Revue. While walking through the showroom, he caught country singer Dottie West's attention, who thought he looked like Mickey Newbury. West soon met Gatlin and was impressed with his songwriting skills. She was so impressed, in fact, that she recorded two of Gatlin's compositions, "You're the Other Half of Me" and "Once You Were Mine." West also passed one of Gatlin's demo tapes around Nashville, Tennessee, and even arranged for him to relocate there, purchasing a plane ticket for him—a story he related on the 11/12/2009 episode of "Larry's Country Diner" on RFD-TV. West later recorded other compositions by Gatlin that would later become hits for him, including "Broken Lady", which was put on West's 1978 album, Dottie.
  • 1966
    After graduation in 1966, Gatlin was eligible to serve in the Vietnam War; however, he did not, instead choosing to attend the University of Houston.
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  • 1964
    In 1964, Gatlin was a quarterback at Odessa High School.
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  • 1948
    Born on May 2, 1948.
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