The Gatlin Brothers got their break after brother Larry
headed out to Las Vegas to perform with the gospel group, The Imperials. While
in Las Vegas, Larry's talent caught the attention of legendary country
West, one of the most influential female performers in the history of
country music. Dottie was so impressed with Larry that she offered to record
two of his songs, an offer he graciously accepted. “Once You Were Mine” and “You're
the Other Half of Me” became Larry's demos which Dottie quickly
circulated throughout the country music scene. Larry's demo soon caught the
attention of fellow country legend Kris Kristofferson who played the demo for
an executive at Monument Records and Gatlin was signed, that year, in 1972.
From then on, the Gatlin Brothers continued to work together successfully for a number of years. With Larry as singer/songwriter and his brothers Steve and Rudy as his band, the Gatlin Brothers continued to put out hit after hit with over 30 of their songs finding comfortable homes in the Top 40, decade after decade. Not only did Larry Gatlin and his brothers put out a succession of hits, they also performed their number one hit “All the Gold in California” at the 50th Inaugural Gala for President Ronald Reagan's second inauguration. The Gatlin Brothers also broke ground in 1984 by being among the first country music bands to put out a music video for their hit song, “The Lady Takes the Cowboy Everytime.”
After years of success, traveling the world, and giving their fans amazing performances, The Gatlin Brothers decided to retire in 1991. However, the brothers still continued to provide quality entertainment for their fans both new and old in a number of ways. In 1992, Larry starred in the lead role as Will Rogers in the hit Broadway musical The Will Rogers Follies. In that same year, Rudy opened two restaurants named, Gatlin Brothers Music City Grille, while Steve recorded his first solo inspirational album.
From the 70's to today ,the Gatlin Brothers have been performing amazing shows for their many fans and with their upcoming performance July 5th at the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lula, they'll continue to show why they're one of the greatest country music groups to have ever played. Call 1-800-THE-ISLE for ticket information.