Three brothers who have become icons in country music will perform next week at the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee.
Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers will perform some of their legendary hits in two shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 25 at Anderson Music Hall, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawasee.
The Gatlins are celebrating 40 years as Grand Ole Opry members in a 60-year career that includes such familiar songs as “All The Gold In California,” “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You),” “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” and “Statues Without Hearts.”
Their latest release is a Gospel album, “Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers — The Gospel According to Gatlin.” For more on the Gatlins, visit gatlinbrothers.com.
“We just think it’s time to do some other things, spend more time with our families, slow down a little bit, and do it with class and dignity — on our own terms,” Larr Gatlin said in a press release. “We are grateful to God for our fabulous run and we can’t wait to see what else He has in store.”
This year’s Georgia Mountain Fair, now in its 67th year, runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 21-29 and includes music, arts and crafts shows, carnival rides and historic re-enactments of mountain lore in a pioneer village.
Other musical performances this year include Neal McCoy and Country River Band on July 21; Brenda Lee on July 22; a Gospel Music Show on July 23 featuring The McKameys, Archie Watkins and The Inspirations and Chris Rumfelt and family; Ronnie McDowell and Blend on July 24; Shelby Lee Low on July 25; Marty Haggard and A Tribute to Merle Haggard, July 26; Bluegrass Day on July 27 featuring Rhonda Vincent, Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long, and Raymond Fairchild; Mickey Gilley on July 28; B.J. Thomas on July 29; and Jim Wood and The Georgia Mountain Fair Band both July 28-29 to wrap up the fair.
Admission is $12 for adults, with free parking; children under 12 are admitted free. For more, visit www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com.