Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
July 9, 8:00 PM, Casino Regina Show Lounge
Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers have been dazzling audiences since 1955 when Larry was six, Steve was four and Rudy was two. Since those days the road that the trio has followed has taken them to concert stages all over the world and has seen their records top the charts and touch the lives of fans from eight to eighty.
After performing together as children, Larry studied law at the University of Houston. In 1971 he auditioned for The Imperials, Elvis' backup group. He didn’t get the job, but met Dottie West who was the opening act for the legendary Jimmy Dean who became one of Larry's oldest and best friends. Dottie was initially taken with Larry's resemblance to Nashville songwriter, Mickey Newbury.
Through Dottie, Larry met Kris Kristofferson who became a champion of Gatlin's talent as a writer and singer. Kristofferson introduced Larry to Fred Foster at Monument Records which resulted in a contract with the record label. His first album, The Pilgrim, was released later that year. Johnny Cash wrote the liner notes for the album and dubbed him "The Pilgrim" which is what he called Larry until the day he died. Steve and Rudy moved to Nashville in 1975 and teamed up with brother Larry to form Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers.
In addition to being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, the trio was nominated for awards by the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and the Music City News Awards, among others.
Songs: "All The Gold in California”, "Broken Lady”, "I Don’t Wanna Cry", "I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love", "Statues Without Hearts", "Love Is Just A Game", "Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer To You)" and "Night Time Magic".
Tickets on sale March 18 for Players Club Members, March 20 for general public.
1880 Saskatchewan Drive
Local Number: 306-565-3000