Monday, October 25, 2010

Country Music Month: The Texas Connection - Larry, Steve and Rudy

There must be something in the water in Seminole, Texas. Something good. That small West Texas town has turned out two of the biggest Country Music acts of the late '70s and the '80s. Earlier this month we featured a young lady from Seminole, Tanya Tucker, and today we are going to take a look at three brothers from Seminole who harmonized their way to the top of the country charts - Larry, Steve and Rudy Gatlin. The Gatlin boys' three part harmony propelled them to the pinnacle of the Country Music world with songs like their biggest hit, All the Gold in California. With all their success, the Gatlin Brothers had only three Number One songs, a fact that surprised me a little bit. However, they were consistently in the Top 10 on the Billboard Magazine Country Charts with some great songs like these:
I was having such a good time listening to these Golden Oldies, I wanted to list them all, but I find it easier to just link to YouTube and let you pick and choose your favorites. WARNING: You could easily spend a couple of hours listening to to them, but you are at work and you wouldn't wanna be a slacker, would you? Hell, it's Monday, go for it!!!

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