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In Case You Missed It: Larry Gatlin Gets Early Birthday Celebration on Fox & Friends

Apr 12 | Posted by: Absolute Publicity | Tags: Billy Dean, Larry Gatlin

Fellow Country Star Billy Dean Surprises Gatlin On-Air to Help Celebrate His Upcoming 70th Birthday -- Watch HERE

Nashville, Tenn. (April 12, 2018) — This past Tuesday morning, country star Larry Gatlin appeared on Fox & Friends to chat up, The Man in Song, a new biography on the life and music of Johnny Cash. The new book, authored by music journalist and historian John Alexander, is set for release next Monday, April 16. Gatlin, who credits Cash as his mentor, penned the book's foreword.

During the show, hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade surprised Gatlin on-set when they welcomed out fellow country singer Billy Dean. With cake in-hand, Dean joined the show to help celebrate the music legend's upcoming birthday. Gatlin turns 70 on May 2.

Watch the full segment HERE.

About Larry Gatlin

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 breakthrough hit, "Broken Lady," and reached #1 with several other songs soon thereafter. 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. The brothers were also nominated for multiple CMA Awards. Larry Gatlin has written songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Dottie West, Roy Orbison, Barry Gibb and countless Gospel artists including the Gaither Vocal Band, the Booth Brothers, the Isaacs and many more. After 62 years of music, the brothers continue to perform nearly 100 live concert dates each year. For more information on Larry Gatlin, visit gatlinbrothers.com.

About Billy Dean

In his music career spanning more than 25 years, Dean has claimed eleven top ten Billboard country singles, including five #1 hits: "I Miss Billy The Kid," "Somewhere In My Broken Heart," "If There Hadn't Been You," "You Don't Count The Cost" and "It's What I Do." Dean recorded eight major label studio albums, three of which have been certified gold by the RIAA, as well as a Greatest Hits album which is also certified gold. Earlier in his career, the Academy of Country Music named Dean Top New Male Vocalist and also awarded him Song of the Year for "Somewhere In My Broken Heart." In 2000, Dean sang harmony vocals alongside Alison Krauss on Kenny Rogers' rendition of "Buy Me A Rose," which earned a GRAMMY®. In addition to his successful recording career, Dean has also acted in several movies and appeared in numerous television shows. For more information, visit billydean.com.

***Suggested Tweet*** @BillyDean surprises @LarryGatlin on @FoxandFriends to help celebrate country legend's upcoming 70th birthday!

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