Larry Gatlin

Larry Gatlin Elected to Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Larry Gatlin

Wednesday morning in Nashville, GRAMMY® Award-winning country music legend Larry Gatlin was announced as a 2019 inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Gatlin, who’s been performing with brothers Steve and Rudy (collectively known as Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers) for more than 60 years, holds one of the most prolific songwriting résumés in all of country music. 

“I’ve had a grin on my face since I got the good news,” says Gatlin. “I feel kinda like I’ve fathered a child here in my golden years. I’m humbled and grateful to be honored by my peers in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.” 

Over the course of his career, Gatlin has self-penned hundreds of songs, including seven No. 1 hits for the Gatlin Brothers: “All the Gold in California,” “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You),” “Broken Lady,” “Statues Without Hearts,” “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” “Night Time Magic,” and “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love.” His songs have been recorded by many household names including Elvis Presley, Barry Gibb, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Dottie West, and Roy Orbison. He appears on several “best of” songwriter lists. With 35 songs, he’s currently tied at No. 4 with Tom T. Hall for the most self-penned Top 40 Billboard hits as a country artist. The pair follow Merle Haggard, Marty Robbins, and Hank Williams Jr. 

Gatlin will be inducted in the Veteran Songwriter/Artist category. Additional 2019 inductees include Sharon Vaughn in the Veteran Songwriter category, Marcus Hummon, Kostas Lazarides and Rivers Rutherford in the Songwriter category, and Dwight Yoakam in the Songwriter/Artist category. 

A formal induction ceremony will take place on MondayOctober 142019 at the Music City Center in Nashville. 

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