Fifty years ago Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin started singing in their little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and 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 – their family harmony. 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 New York’s Country Capsule.
Over the next decade the Brothers scored more than a dozen Top 40 hits, including “Denver,” “Houston (Means That I’m One Day Closer To You),” Midnight Choir (Mogen David),” “She Used To Be Somebody’s Baby,” “I Don’t Want To Cry,” “Statues Without Hearts,” “What Are We Doing Lonesome,” I’ve Done Enough Dyin’ Today,” “Take Me To Your Lovin’ Place,” “Night Time Magic,” “Love Is Just A Game,” “The Lady Takes The Cowboy Every Time,” and Talkin’ To The Moon.” It was also in ‘79 that Larry Gatlin won the ACM’s “Top Male Vocalist,” Straight Ahead” won “Album of the Year,” and “All The Gold In California” won “Single of the Year.”
The Gatlin Brothers proved more than capable of fulfilling the musical call on their lives. Their concert performances are simply magical events, filled with incredible family harmonies, total professionalism, and downright fun for both the trio and their audiences.