Classic country music fans certainly know Larry, Steve and Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers. With 33 Top-40 hits to their name, including the smash, “All the Gold in California”, they frequently perform on the Grand Ole Opry (where they are members) and thrilled an audience at NRA’s Annual Meetings in Dallas in 2018.
Any music fan will tell you that it’s nearly impossible to hear the song “American Pie” and not sing along. It’s hard to believe that superstar Don McLean released the song almost 50 years ago, partly inspired by the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper (JP Richardson) in a plane crash.
The longtime NRA supporter and country music legend was 83 years old.