Larry Gatlin is a country music singer/songwriter best known for the music he produced with the Gatlin Brothers. From Seminole, TX Larry often performed with his brothers, Steve and Rudy, at their local church and on local radio stations. He joined the gospel music group The Imperials, and traveled with the ensemble to perform at Jimmy Dean's Las Vegas Revue in Las Vegas in 1971. At the venue, Larry caught the attention of singer Dottie West who, impressed with his songwriting, handed off his demo tapes around Nashville and arranged for him to move to Tennessee. He released his debut album The Pilgrim, in 1973. The album's initial singles failed to gain him commercial or critical acclaim, but it featured "Bitter They Are," a song eventually recorded by Elvis Presley. Larry's first major hit was the 1975 song "Broken Lady," which won him a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1977. In 1979, he officially added his brothers to his lineup, signing with Columbia Records as Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers. The band, also known as simply the Gatlin Brothers, released its debut Straight Ahead, the same year. The album spawned the brothers' only number one hit, "All the Gold in California," but Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers continued to break into several top ten US charts throughout the 1980s. After over a decade together, the Gatlin Brothers embarked on a farewell tour in 1992 before parting ways. Larry went on to star in the production of The Will Rogers Follies on Broadway and has appeared on Fox News as political commentator/
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