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April 9, 2021 22 min

Legendary singer-songwriter Larry Gatlin shares some of his songwriting tips, including how to steal from yourself at times! He talks about how growing up in church and listening to Gospel music greatly influenced his (and his brothers’) style of harmony. Larry shares a story about beating out a local band fronted by the great Roy Orbison in a children’s music competition in Texas. He discusses being brought to Nashville by famed songwriter Dottie West, whose house acted as a music-motel for other up and coming songwriters, such as Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. Larry dives into great detail on the stories, inspirations, and writing processes behind many of his hit songs, including “Houston,” “I’ve Done Enough Dyin’ Today,” and “All The Gold In California.”


“Houston” - Larry Gatlin

“I’ve Done Enough Dyin’ Today” - Larry Gatlin

“All The Gold In California” - Larry Gatlin

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