NASHVILLE, TN (September 21, 2011) – The Isaacs were honored to perform a
tribute medley in honor of Grammy Award-Winning trio, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, who received the Academy of Country Music’s Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award during the 5th Annual ACM Honors Ceremony held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on September 20, 2011. The group performed a medley comprised of Gatlin hits “Broken Lady,” “I Don’t Want To Cry,” “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Loved,” and “Healing Stream.”
In addition to the Isaacs, other artists paying tribute to the Gatlin’s were country music stars Randy Houser and Thompson Square. The legendary Oak Ridge Boys, part recipients of the Cliifie Stone Pioneer Award, presented the award to the Gatlins.
The close family harmonies of Larry, Rudy and Steve Gatlin gave the trio a signature sound that led to country classics like “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You).” The brothers won a GRAMMY Award for their 1976 breakthrough hit, “Broken Lady,” and reached #1 with “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love” two years later. 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, also a talented songwriter who composed all of the group’s singles. To date, the brothers hold 36 Top 40 Hits to their credit.
Additional ACM Honors recipients included Hank Cochran (posthumously), John Dorris, Tom T. Hall, Reba, Taylor Swift and the film Country Strong, winners of the MBI (Musician, Bandleader, Instrumentalist) categories Chuck Ainlay, Eddie Bayers, Tom Bukovac, Dan Dugmore, Aubrey Haynie, Gordon Mote, Bryan Sutton, Glenn Worf and Paul Worley and winners of the Industry Awards categories, Steve “Bogie” Bogdanovich, Romeo Entertainment Group, Sally Williams, Ryman Auditorium, Joe’s Bar (Chicago, IL), Mohegan Sun Casino (Uncasville, CT), Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN).
The Isaacs are busy preparing for the upcoming release of their new Gaither Music Group project WHY CAN’T WE due to hit streets on November 1, 2011.
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