Spotlight Photo – November 20, 2012

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An original photo of The Gatlin Brothers as they appeared on The Slim Willet Show in 1955 on KRBC TV Abilene, Texas. Rudy (3) Larry (7) Steve (5). They performed gospel and country songs and later had their own TV show in Abilene. In his senior year at Odessa High Larry (quarterback) led the Broncos football team to a district title. Larry enrolled at the University of Houston on a football scholarship where he majored in English. From 1973 to 1990 Larry would chart 42 times with Larry writing each and every song. Larry Gatlin recorded under various names such as Larry Gatlin with Family & Friends, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers and Larry, Steve, Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers. Back in the 50s Larry & his brothers entered a local talent contest in West Texas where they first met Roy Orbison who also had entered. In 1989 Larry recorded a duet with Roy Orbison entitled “Indian Summer.” After winning numerous awards such as CMA Single of the Year, Album of the Year and a Grammy they began touring. They have performed at the Whitehouse for 3 different presidents. Larry has led a charmed life having the best of all worlds with talent, looks, family, friends, fans, wealth, awards and good health. Larry’s biggest hit was “Houston” from 1983. Larry and his brothers continue to perform in 2012.

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