Smitty was a part of the original Oak Ridge Quartet that released their first LP in 1958. He would remain with the group through 1965. In 1966, Smitty Gatlin formed his own trio with Bill Baize (of Stamps Quartet fame) and Bill Monroe.
The group released their first album, God Leads Us Along, on Skylite Records in 1967. That particular line-up stayed together for a couple of years. The Smitty Gatlin Trio continued recording through 1970.
As part of the retro spotlight here are sound bytes of the Smitty Gatlin Trio’s, God Leads Us Along. Enjoy!