'Larry Gatlin Radio' Comes to 650 AM WSM this January
Nashville's iconic 650 AM WSM radio station announced today that GRAMMY winner and Grand Ole Opry member LARRY GATLIN will host "Larry Wayne Gatlin Radio - Only in America" on the station beginning in January of 2014.
The show will air each Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT on both 650 AM and streaming online starting January 7, 2014. Shows will be archived on the station website.
"Larry is a legend and one of the funniest, most intuitive guys I've ever had the privilege to know." said 650 AM WSM General Manager, Tom English. "When he expressed his desire to commit to a weekly show on 'The Legend' I knew we had to find a way to make it happen."
"Larry Wayne Gatlin Radio" will be a mix of music, entertainment, life insights and pro-Nashville conversations.
Gatlin added "WSM has been very good to me over the years so I hope I am good for WSM. The good folks there are giving me the chance to prove something I have wanted to prove for a long time... that you don't have to be full of BULL to be in show business, but it REALLY helps!"
Along with his many hit songs as a solo artist, member of the Gatlin Brothers and as a songwriter Gatlin is also known to listeners as a frequent host of the popular Opry Country Classics series broadcast live on 650 AM WSM from the famed Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville.
650 AM WSM's first official broadcast day was October 5, 1925. The station is the radio home of the Grand Ole Opry, which has been broadcast live over the airwaves since its inception. WSM can be picked up in 38 states on 650 AM and worldwide at www.wsmonline.com.
About Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
The close family harmonies of Larry, Rudy and Steve Gatlin gave the trio a signature sound that led to country classics like "Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer To You)." The brothers won a GRAMMY Award for their 1976 breakthrough hit, "Broken Lady," and reached #1 with "I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love" two years later. 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, also a talented songwriter who composed all of the group's singles. To date, the brothers hold 36 Top 40 Hits to their credit. For more information on Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, visit www.gatlinbrothers.com.