Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers

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Over 50 years ago, Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin started singing in their little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and from there went on to make music history. Over the course of a four-decade career that has taken the Gatlin Brothers from dusty Texas stages to White House performances, from Broadway to Grammy Awards to the top of the country charts, there has been one unifying element, music. There's no harmony quite as pure as family harmony. "Gatlin harmonies spin with high and light precision and their music bleeds and screams of love and a lot of living." Said Country Capsule in New York. Larry, Steve, and Rudy love to sing together. Raised on Gospel music, the brothers first began entertaining audiences in churches and then with guest appearances on the Slim Willet radio and TV shows in Abilene, Texas when they were 2, 4, and 6 years old. Larry says that their history as "gospel music junkies" came from those early roots. "My folks took us to those old fashioned Southern style quartet concerts, and it was love at first sound! My first hero was James Blackwood of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet-I just knew somehow from that moment that I wanted to be a singer for the rest of my life."

The Gatlin Brothers recorded numerous CD's and toured extensively throughout the United States playing sold out concerts, fairs and Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) honored them with awards for Single of the Year for 'All the Gold in California' and Album of the Year for 'Straight Ahead.' They performed on the Country Music Association (CMA) awards shows, country music specials like The Barbara Mandrell Show, The Johnny Cash 25th Anniversary Show, CBS's 'Country Comes Home,' Good Morning America and the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. 'The Gatlin Brothers Special' aired on ABC. Their travels also included country music festivals in England and the most popular TV shows like 'Musicladen' in Germany. "You name a TV show and we were probably on it"!

In addition, they performed for special events at the White House and the Ford Theater, at the invitations of Presidents Carter, Reagan and Bush, with special appearances at Camp David for President Bush and the Presidential Inaugurations for President Reagan, President Bush and most recently President George W. Bush.


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