The Gatlin Brothers

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Artist Compilations: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers

Biography

Larry (Larry Wayne Gatlin, 2 May 1948, Seminole, but raised in nearby Odessa, Texas, USA) and his brothers, Steve (b. 4 April 1951, Olney, Texas, USA) and Rudy (b. 20 August 1952, Olney, Texas, USA), were encouraged in their fledgling talent by their father, an oil driller, and with their younger sister LaDonna (b. 18 August 1954, Abilene, Texas, USA), they sang at church functions, appeared on television and made an album. They worked together for several years until Larry enrolled at the University of Houston. In 1971, he was a temporary replacement in the Imperials gospel group, and then Dottie West recorded his songs ‘Once You Were Mine’ and ‘You’re The Other Half Of Me’, and he moved to Nashville. Johnny Cash performed ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘Help Me’ in his documentary film The Gospel Road, and also sang with Kris Kristofferson on his Jesus Was A Capricorn. At Kristofferson’s insistence, he was signed to...

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