"Over the years, I've been acknowledged for the recordings that I've made but, oftentimes, many of the songs I've recorded that became hits are songs I wrote or co-wrote. So thank you for acknowledging that. I look forward to seeing you in October," Yoakam said in a video message, according to Billboard.
Gatlin, on his own, wrote every chart single in both his solo career and as a member of the Gatlin Brothers, according to Rolling Stone. Some of his best-known songs include "All the Gold in California," "Broken Lady" and "Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)." He's written songs that have been recorded by other artists, including Elvis Presley's "Help Me."
“This is what we do. We forge these songs in our souls. They don't just come out of our brains. They come out of here,” Gatlin said, according to Billboard. "I'm grateful to be with these folks.”