Industry Ink: NMPA, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, City Winery

NMPA Celebrates 100 Years

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Pictured (front row, L-R): Natalie Madaj, Danielle Aguirre, David Israelite, Amelia Wang, Katie McClenny. (middle row, L-R): Stephanie Li, Brenda Artis (back row, L-R): Danielle Ely, Erich Carey, Kartraice Hooper, Karen Brown, Chris Cylke, Charlotte Sellmyer

2017 marks the 100th birthday of the National Music Publisher’s Association (NMPA). Over the holidays, the NMPA staff launched their centennial year with a giant cake to celebrate this major milestone.

The NMPA is the voice of both small and large music publishers, and is the leading advocate for publishers and their songwriter partners in the nation’s capital and in every area where publishers do business.

 

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Celebrate 40 Years As Members of the Grand Ole Opry

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Pictured (L-R): Santa, Steve Gatlin, Larry Gatlin, Rudy Gatlin, Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher

On Christmas Eve, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers celebrated 40 years as members of the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry presented Larry, Steve and Rudy with commemorative Hatch Show Prints as well as personalized Christmas sweaters with each brothers’ name and embroidery reading, “Opry Member since 1976.”

For more than 60 years, 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 hit, “Broken Lady,” and reached No. 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 has written songs that were later recorded by Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Charlie Rich, Dottie West and more. The brothers’ latest album, The Gospel According to Gatlin, is available now from Curb Records.

 

Deana Carter Set For Nashville Show in February

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Deana Carter

Deana Carter will bring her blend of country, folk and retro-rock to Nashville’s City Winery on Monday, Feb. 27. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at citywinery.com.

Carter’s hit “Strawberry Wine” earned the CMA Single of the Year honor in 1997. More recently, Carter co-wrote Kenny Chesney’s 2010 hit “You & Tequila,” with Matraca Berg. Carter has been busy writing for her next project, shooting several movies and touring the country in support of her latest Little Nugget Records release Southern Way of Life.

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