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LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS SET FOR INDUCTION INTO THE TEXAS COWBOY HALL OF FAME

Jan 7 | Posted by: Gatlin Brothers

Nashville, Tenn. (January 7, 2016) - 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 julia@texascowboyhalloffame.org 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.

About Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
The close family harmonies of Larry Gatlin & 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 "I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love" soon after. 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. Larry Gatlin has written songs that were later recorded by Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Charlie Rich, Dottie West and more. In 2016, the Gatlin Brothers are celebrating 61 years as a singing trio. Their latest album, The Gospel According to Gatlin, is available now from Curb Records.

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