Larry Gatlin performs “Houston” On Larry’s Country Diner.

It reached number # 1 of US Hot Country Singles lists, for two weeks in a row, and kept 22 weeks on the charts. He also reached number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists.

YouTube Country Road Channel
YouTube Country Road Channel

Houston:

Lp cover Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers( Columbia 1984 )
Lp cover Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers  ( Columbia 1984 )

A song written by Larri Gatlin, and recorded by the band Larri Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers for the Columbia label, was recorded in August 1983, at Soundshop Studio, 1307 Division St., Nashville, TN, Larry and the band were accompanied on the recording by: Larry Gatlin (vocal & guitar), Rudy Gatlin (vocals & acoustic guitar), Steve Gatlin (vocals & bass), Billy Sanford (guitar), Leon Rhodes (guitar), Buddy Emmons (steel), Bob Moore (bass), Larrie Londin (drums), Buddy Spicher (fiddle) and Mitch Humphries (keyboards). With the production of Larry Gatlin, the song was released in September 1983, and on December 24, 1983, it reached number # 1 of US Hot Country Singles lists, for two weeks in a row, and kept 22 weeks on the charts. He also reached number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists on December 31, 1983.

The song was included in the studio album, Houston to Denver (Columbia 1984), the album was released in early 1984, and on November 3, 1984, it reached number # 9 on the US Top Country Albums lists, and the lists of Canadian Country Albums, arrived at number # 7.

Larry Gatlin – Houston Lyrics

Houston
Houston means that I’m a one day closer to you
Oh, honey, Houston
Houston means the last day of the tour and we’re through

Well honey, you and God in heaven above
Know I love what I do for a livin’, I do
Ah, but Houston
Houston means that I’m one day closer to you

Yeah, singin’ at the world’s biggest rodeo show
Was a great time for me and the guys
Ah, but when I’m a way from you, honey
Time always never flies

And sleepin’ all alone in that holiday hotel
Sure makes a cowboy blue
But here I am in Houston
An’ I’m one day closer to you

Houston
Houston means that I’m a one day closer to you
Aw honey, Houston
Houston means the last day of tour and we’re through

Well honey, you and God in heaven above
Know I love what I do for a livin’, I do
Ah, but Houston
Houston means that I’m one day closer to you

Yeah Houston
Houston means that I’m a one day closer to you
Aw honey, Houston
Houston means the last day of the tour and we’re through

Well honey, you and God in heaven above
Know I love what I do for a livin’, I do
Ah, but Houston
Houston means that I’m one day closer to you
Yeah honey, Houston
Houston means that I’m one day closer to you

Single Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers( Columbia 1983 )
Single Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers( Columbia 1983 )

Miquel Batlle
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