Larry Gatlin, born in Seminole, Texas in 1948, is a country singer/song writer of considerable success, having 33 Top 40 singles. After playing football as a wide receiver for University of Houston, he joined the gospel group, The Imperials.
It was during a tour with the group that he met Dottie West, who after recording two of his songs, set him up in Nashville. After a stint as a background singer, he eventually recorded two albums before enlisting the aid of his two brothers Steve and Rudy. And from here, the trio enjoyed a widely successful period in the late 70’s/early 80’s before calling it a day in 1992.
This record, released in 1984 yielded three big hits, “The Lady Takes The Cowboy Everytime’, “Denver”, and “Houston” which would go #1 on the US country charts. I remember hearing it at baseball games in the Astrodome as a kid as well. Overall, the album is a pretty good representation of early 80’s/Urban cowboy style country. Not my favorite era of the genre but still pretty good.
For a sample, I went with “A Dream That Got A Little Out Of Hand.