Larry Gatlin At Grand Ole Opry
Born in Seminole, Texas, Larry Gatlin is an American country music singer and songwriters, known for his rich tenor voice and for the strong of pop-inflected hit songs he wrote and recorded throughout the 1970s and ‘80s.
Larry first found work in Nashville as a background singer for Kris Kristofferson, and in 1973, he finally landed a solo recording contract with Monument Records, releasing his first album The Pilgrim. He featured his brothers Steve and Rudy on several of his solo albums, but it soon became apparent that the brothers wanted to become country performers as well, and the group became known as the Gatlin Brothers, or Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.
The group became one of country music’s most successful acts of the ‘70s and ‘80s with hit singles that showcased the brothers’ powerful three-part harmonies and Larry’s evocative falsetto voice. Highly popular throughout the ‘80s, the group’s biggest hits together include “Broken Lady,” “All the Gold in California,” “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You),” “She Used to Be Somebody’s Baby,” and “Talkin’ to the Moon.” Including his solo recordings and those with his brothers, Larry has a total of 33 Top 40 singles.
Since the 1990s, the Gatlin Brothers have separated but often continue to perform, whether together or separately.