GRAMMY-award-winning Country Music Trio Coming to the Kauffman Center
Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers to Perform in Muriel Kauffman Theatre this January
Larry, Steve, and Rudy of the Gatlin Brothers continue to dazzle audiences with hits that span six decades. The three will bring their catalog of esteemed music to the Muriel Kauffman Theatre stage January 18, 2020.
With songs like “Broken Lady” and “All The Gold In California,” the Gatlin Brothers have garnered a collection of awards, including a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Song and three ACM awards for Single of the Year, Album of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year. They have accumulated seven No. 1 singles, 32 Top 40 records, 24 studio albums and five BMI Million-Air. They have performed for the GRAMMY Awards, the American Music Awards, and the People’s Choice Awards. Television audiences saw them regularly on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Oprah, Hee-Haw, Love Boat, the Midnight Special with Wolfman Jack, the Merv Griffin Show, Solid Gold, the Barbara Mandrell Show, and their own variety special on ABC. Most recently, Larry was honored as a 2019 Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee.
The Gatlin Brothers began their career in Abilene, Texas, in 1955 when they were children. An outgoing young trio, they would sing gospel music for anyone who would listen and pore over recordings from artists like James Blackwood and the Blackwood Brothers and Hovie Lister and The Statesmen Quartet. The gregarious boys grew into skilled musicians, forming the revered Gatlin Brothers that we know today. By 1976, they were releasing fan favorites that quickly drove them to stardom.
In addition to their musical accolades, the Gatlin Brothers have hit the stage in some of the world’s most famous venues including the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall, and Madison Square Garden. They’ve performed with legendary entertainers like Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill and numerous gospel artists. The trio has also proudly entertained U.S. troops in Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Germany, and military bases in the United States. Additionally, they have appeared at famed sporting events, performing the national anthem at the 1985 and 1989 World Series, the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, the NHL All Star Hockey Game, and the 2008 Olympics in Bejing, China. Local fans may have special memories of the Gatlin Brothers because of their national anthem performance in St. Louis, Missouri, for the 1985 World Series won by the Kansas City Royals.