Boot City Opry Calendar: June, 2014
|June 7, 2014|
A name that is recognized worldwide in any genre of music, The Statler Brothers. First performing at local churches until fate brought them together with Country giant Johnny Cash in 1964. Entering that relationship as the backup vocals for Johnny on stage, records, and T.V. During their eight and a half years with the Man in Black, they recorded their first hit record, “Flowers on the Wall”, and became regulars on the weekly Johnny Cash Show, seen on ABC T.V.
Leaving Cash in 1972, they continued with such hits as “Bed of Roses”, “Class of ’57″, and “I’ll Go to My Grave Loving You.” The original harmonies, sense of humor, and lyrical style of writing highlighted a career that led them to the top of the music charts countless times and to a concert touring success that packed arenas and theaters.
From 1990 to 1998, they hosted The Statler Brothers Show, their own weekly top-rated variety show on the Nashville Network. With more than forty albums to their credit, The Statler Brothers have been honored with three Grammy Awards, nine Counrty Music Association awards for vocal group of the year, and two Academy of Country Music awards. They have also been inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame, and have been awarded more than any other Country Music act. Their songs have been featured on several movie soundtracks, such as “Charlotte’s Web” in Smokey and the Bandit II, and “Flowers on the Wall” in Pulp Fiction. Legends Radio, to this date, favors The Statler Brothers. They have been called America’s Poets.
Today you can relive the musical memories of The Statler Brothers through American Pride. They have captured the true aunthenticity of The Statler Brothers sound, keeping the legacy alive and promoting traditional Country Music, which is generational, yet crosses age boundaries.
Just as The Statler Brothers had two members who are actually brothers, Harold and Don Reid, so does American Pride, as Mike and Jimmy Whetsel are also brothers. Both the Reid brothers and the Whetsel brothers have a life-long love for Southern Gospel quartet music, and still find that audiences at all venues cannot help but clap their hands and pat their feet to “I’ll Fly Away” or “Heaven’s Jubilee.”
|June 14, 2014|
Chicago’s Fabulous 50′s and 60′s Band are always certain to give a great show. With over 100 years of combined experience, The Ragtops give their audience a reason to applaud. Remember the birth of Rock ‘n Roll way back in 1955? Take a trip back in time to a more innocent yesteryear, when sock-hops, poodle skirts, malt shops, and drive-in movies were the rage. Who can forget those first teen idols? Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson. What about the great vocal groups like Dion and The Belmonts and the Coasters. Back in the 50′s there was Doo Wop Music. Just some guys standing on some street corner snapping their fingers and singing great harmonies. Man was a great time everyone had back then! The Ragtops play the great music of the 50′s and 60′s just the way you remember it. You’ll think you’re back in time! So, C’mon, Jump in, flip the top down, turn up the volume and take a nostalgic ride through the 50′s and 60′s with The Ragtops.
|June 21, 2014|
You’ve never heard a group of entertainers quite like THE MARLINS! These four brothers – GARY, JACE, RICK and ROBERT – have been performing together for over 25 years for conventions, fairs, festivals, and corporate events in the U.S. and Canada. Recently they have enjoyed great success at Casino Aztar in Evansville, Indiana, the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Nugget Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. They have shared the stage with such luminaries as Lee Greenwood, The Smothers Brothers, Randy Travis, The Association, Merv Griffin, and others.
The Marlins’ repertoire covers the entire musical spectrum including country, rock, big band, pop, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. Whether it’s a show, dance, or quiet dinner music, they feel right at home – in short, music for any occasion or age group. A MARLIN concert might include music from such diverse artists as Glen Miller, Willie Nelson, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Liberace, Neil Diamond, Sinatra, Elvis, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Suzy Bogguss and Tiny Tim.
|June 28, 2014|
<"Jhonny met Sallie on a Saturday night, out on Highway 40, it was love at first sight!" - From the song, "The Legend of Jhonny and Sallie". And so their story begins, performing concerts, corporate events, county and state fairs, festivals, and garage sales! The Jhonny and Sallie Show is professional quality musical entertainment, filled with a variety of magnetic merriment and contagious energy that is interactive and unpredictable. It is said to be, "..as sweet as a chilled candy bar!"
The Jhonny and Sallie Show offers two excting and entertaining shows. A country music variety show featuring original music and songs from your favorite country legends! And their new show, A Hip Trip Through the 60's featuring unforgettable and almost forgotten tunes from the oh so groovy hippie days of the 1960's! Jhonny and Sallie perform a wide variety of music from seven different decades! Their song-list is very versatile; they appeal to all ages!
The Jhonny and Sallie Show filmed a segment on The Shotgun Red Variety Show in Nashville, Tennessee which aired in 2012 on RFD-TV. They've also been featured in Northern Indiana Lakes Magazine and have won numerous song-writing, singing, and performance awards!Singer/songwriter Sallie, is on mandolin
and guitar, and has developed her own unique style of melody and lyric. Endeared with a special vocal prowess, Sallie is turning heads and audiences are taking notice when she takes the microphone. Sallie is also a licensed auctioneer specializing in benefits and garnering accolades in the auction world! Her auction career then led her to L.A. to co-star in the filming of CNBC's reality series, Treasure Detectives.
Jhonny, with his years of road experience, has now joined with Sallie, performing on guitars, keyboards, and vocals. A seasoned entertainer and published songwriter, Jhonny has dedicated his life to creating music on the stage and in the studio. Jhonny has shared the stage with such renowned acts as the Little River Band, Blood Sweat and Tears, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Vern Gosdin, T.G. Sheppard and Gary Lewis and the Playboys. He has headlined in various casinos and cruise ships, entertained at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, and also at the home of basketball legend, Larry Bird, for the Indiana Pacers.
Then Jhonny met Sallie, and their story begins. Sit back and listen, get up and dance, or sing along with Jhonny and Sallie! You may even find yourself on stage! However you choose to enjoy it, you can’t help but be a part of the music at The Jhonny and Sallie Show!