Nashville, Tenn. (June 3, 2020) — Just like all singers in the music business, country legends Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers are ready to hit the road again. To voice their message, and to pay tribute to a country icon, the brothers wrangled some of their famous pals for a socially distanced music video of the classic Willie Nelson tune, “On the Road Again.”
“Willie’s likeness should be on Mount Rushmore,” says Larry. “This is our tribute to our old Texas buddy. Willie Hugh Nelson, from Abbott, Texas, ‘on loan’ to the world from somewhere in outer space. He ain’t of this world. I mean that in a good way. Wherever you are right now, Will, just know that Larry loves ya. So does the rest of the world.”
The video, released today, features the Gatlins, Charlie Daniels, Ray Stevens, Pam Tillis, Aaron Tippin, TG Sheppard and Steve Wariner as well as bluegrass picker Carl Jackson, opera singer Mark Delavan and Gatlin Brothers guitarist Steve Smith. Sports icons Terry Bradshaw and Johnny Bench also join in on the fun.
“What a fun, and also true video,” notes Daniels. “We’re all sitting around waiting to be on the road again.”
About Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers
The close family harmonies of Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers have given the trio a signature sound that led to country classics like “All the Gold in California” and “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You).” The brothers won a GRAMMY® for their 1976 breakthrough hit, “Broken Lady,” and reached #1 with several other songs soon thereafter. Along with five career nominations for the ACM Vocal Group, the Gatlin Brothers picked up three 1979 trophies: Single of the Year (“All the Gold in California”), Album of the Year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin. The brothers were also nominated for multiple CMA Awards including Vocal Group of the Year, Single of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. Larry Gatlin has written songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Dottie West, Roy Orbison, Barry Gibb and countless gospel artists including the Gaither Vocal Band, the Booth Brothers, the Isaacs and many more. Larry was formally inducted into the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in the fall of 2019. After 65 years of music, the brothers continue to perform nearly 70 live concert dates each year.
For more information on the Gatlin Brothers, visit gatlinbrothers.com.
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