fbpx

August 14

From Countrypolitan Pioneers to Gospel Singers: Larry Gatlin and Gatlin Brothers

1  comments

CURRENTLY:

For sixty-one years and counting, there’s no stopping these veteran trio-singers, Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin brothers from their candid expressions of faith and political views through music. Their latest single “The Gospel According to Gatlin” released last year had caused quite a stir with their word choices for lyrics especially for the songs “Young Jewish Lawyer,” “An American With a Remington,” and “Stand Up and Say So”.

Also, earlier this year, Larry’s been working on a musical featuring the story of a Comanche chief named “Quanah Parker.”

BRIEF OVERVIEW:

They were a massive success from the late ‘70s to the early ‘80s and for more than three decades, they have been imparting their musical gifts from their own recording contracts, tour performances, and to songwriting by Larry Gatlin. In fact, his compositions were sung by his old friend Dottie West, and later on, by other celebrities like Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Charlie Rich. In the same vein, they’ve had several awards and have been members of Grand Ole Opry for 40 years.

As children in the 1960s, their first singing exposure is with gospel songs. Then growing up, Larry embarked on a songwriting career through the support of Dottie West and Kris Kristofferson. His brothers, Steve and Rudy were still in college but later joined their brother in 1976 in Nashville.

Sometime in the early ‘90s though, they decided to slow down and independently explored their careers in Broadway, theatrics, and acting. Then in 2008, they again got together and released a new album called “Pilgrimage” and have been on the road for tours since then.

FAITH & CAREER BACKGROUND:

Perhaps, it’s best to hear it from Larry Gatlin himself. In this interview, Larry talks about how he started off as a young man in Nashville, his ups and downs, and how God intervened and helped him shape his music and art today.

As for their country gospel singing, Larry says,

“Singing music for the Lord is what got us to where we are today.  The good book says to ‘sing for joy in the Lord.’ And by the grace of God, we’re really damn good at that.”

Here’s a sample, by the way.


Tags


  • {"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

    You may also like

    Flashback to George Jones’ “The Grand Tour” – One of the Saddest Songs of All Time

    “I Just Can’t Get Her Out Of My Mind” by Johnny Rodriguez

    How Travis Tritt Launched The Eagles Back On-Air

    The Judds Reunite in Kenny Rogers Final Concert

    Brenda Lee’s Version of Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night”

    Reba McEntire Calls Out ‘Bro Trend’ in country Music

    Garth Brooks Illustrated a Second Chance in “Learning to Live Again”

    Latest Stories

    Here Are The Top Country Duets In Music History

    Here Are Gay Country Singers You Need To Be Listening To

    You Should Hear This 93-Year-Old Woman Singing “One Day at a Time”

    Feel The Nostalgia In This List of Best 80’s Country Songs

    Don’t Miss The Top 40 Country Songs in 2020

    Here are The Top 40 Country Songs for August 2020

    Subscribe to our newsletter now!

    Country Thang Daily

    >