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“Opry Country Classics” Hosted by Larry Gatlin Returns To Ryman Auditorium


The unforgettable songs that helped transform Nashville into Music City are set to return to the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium during the fall season of Opry Country Classics Thursdays September 22 – October 27. Grammy®-winner and Opry® member Larry Gatlin returns as host of the six-show run.

Each of the popular Opry Country Classics shows will feature Gatlin, a number of special guests, and a Spotlight Artist sharing several greatest hits. Spotlight Artists scheduled for the fall include Marty Stuart (Sept. 22), Charlie Daniels Band (Sept. 29), Connie Smith (Oct. 6), Crystal Gayle (Oct. 13), Lorrie Morgan (Oct. 20), and The Time Jumpers (Oct. 27).

Opry Country Classics tickets as well as money-saving ticket combos including admission to both Thursday night Opry Country Classics shows and Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday Grand Ole Opry shows are available by visiting or by calling 615-871-OPRY or 800-SEE-OPRY.

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Return for Gaylord Opryland’s “A Country Christmas”

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This holiday season, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers will return for a 2nd year of dinner shows at Gaylord Opryland’s 33rd annual A Country Christmas.  Known for major hits like “All The Gold in California,” “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You),” “Broken Lady” and “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love,” brothers Larry, Rudy and Steve will perform holiday classics and many of their career hits.

“I’m really glad that the nice folks at Opryland have asked us to do our Christmas Show again this year at the fabulous Opryland Hotel,” says Larry Gatlin.  “Come see us!  Merry Christmas in July!”

“This year’s shows at A Country Christmas are going to bigger and better than ever!” notes Steve Gatlin.  “Of course, fans will hear our hits but we’ve also added a bunch of classic Christmas songs that we didn’t do last year.  We’ve changed it up a bit and we know this new set list will get everyone into the holiday spirit!”

Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas kicks off on November 11 with Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers performing 38 live dinner shows leading up to Christmas.  Held in the iconic 2,882-room hotel’s Tennessee Ballroom, each show will include a four-course meal prepared by Gaylord Opryland’s award-winning chefs.

Tickets go on sale today and may be purchased online at

The Gatlin Brothers Rodeo with Brad Paisley

Photo credit: 2016 RodeoHouston

Photo credit: 2016 RodeoHouston

This past weekend at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, headliner Brad Paisley ushered in some classic country to help him close the show.  Near the end of the concert, country music legends Larry and Rudy Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers joined Paisley onstage for a performance of the brothers’ #1 hit song, “Houston.”

“This past weekend was incredible and one of the highlights of my life,” says Larry.  “Playing onstage with Brad in front of 75,000 people at the Houston Astrodome was pretty dang cool.  I wrote Brad a song after we left.  It’s called ‘The Magician.’  After listening to this song, you’ll know the way I feel about him.”

Larry adds,

“PS, while brother Rudy and I were having a great time with Brad in Houston, brother Steve was home in Nashville nursing a brand new hip. That’s why he wasn’t with us in Houston in case anyone was wondering!”


I wrote this song for my young friend Brad Paisley called "The Magician" … let me know what you think:

Posted by Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers on Monday, March 21, 2016

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Set for Induction into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

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Country music legends Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers are set to be inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.  Brothers Larry, Steve and Rudy Gatlin will join this year’s class of inductees when they are officially inducted on January 14 at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum in Fort Worth, TX.

Induction into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed on individuals who have shown excellence in competition, business, and support of rodeo and the western lifestyle in Texas.

“One of my favorite memories is round about 30 years ago when I got to be a Waggoner cowboy for a day.  I’ll never forget it,” says Larry.  “I’m sure that I will never forget this night and the great honor that you REAL cowboys have bestowed on us SORTA COWBOYS.  Keep your powder dry.”

In addition to being inducted, the brothers are this year’s recipient of The Rick Smith “Spirit of Texas Award.”  The award celebrates the uniqueness of Texas and Texans and is dedicated to the memory and spirit of Rick Smith, a music visionary who made a significant contribution to Western culture through his concerts, music and the ever-present “Live at Billy Bob’s” recordings.

The Gatlins will be inducted alongside cattlemen Jack Brainard and C.W. Cascio, horseman Dr. Charles Graham and PBR world champion bull rider Justin McBride.

The event begins at 6:00 pm with the cocktails, conversation, silent auction and a “Cowboy Cuisine” at 6:30 pm.  The induction ceremony follows immediately at 7:00 pm.  Tickets to the event are $125.00 per person or $1,250.00 for a table of ten.  For more information or to purchase induction tickets, call the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame at 817-626-7131 or email with ‘Induction Ceremony’ in the subject line.

Proceeds benefit the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and its ongoing children’s education programs along with Western lifestyle preservation efforts.


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