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Larry Gatlin will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Graham Memorial Auditorium. His show, "Will the Real Larry Gatlin Please Sit Down?" will open the 2013-14 season for the Graham Concert Association. Gatlin was born in Seminole, Texas, the son of an oil driller. By age 7, he was already accompanying his younger brothers, Steve and Rudy, in singing at family and church events. He attended high school and played football in Odessa. After high school, he went to the University of Houston on a football scholarship. Over the course of a four-decade career that has taken Larry and the Gatlin Brothers from Texas stages to White House performances, from Broadway to Grammy Awards to the top of the country charts, there has been one unifying element: music. His hits have included "Houston (Means That I'm One Day Closer To You)," "All the Gold in California," "She Used to Be Somebody's Baby," "Broken Lady" and "Talkin' to the Moon." During his career Gatlin has won a Grammy for "Broken Lady," been named Top Male Vocalist and won Album of the Year. If tickets are available at 7:15 the evening of the concert, Tuesday, Oct. 22, they may be purchased for $15 at the door.

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