Boot City Opry Calendar
|August 27, 2016|
Moe Bandy is one of America’s all-time leading classic country music Artist/Performer.
Moe’s long string of hits include “Bandy The Rodeo Clown”, “Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life”, “Till I’m Too Old To Die young”, “Americana”, “It’s A Cheatin’ Situation”, “Just good Ol’ Boys”, “Barstool Mountain”, “I Cheated Me Right Out of You”, “I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs Today”, “Rodeo Romeo”, “You Haven’t Heard the Last of Me”, “Holding The Bag” And dozens of other chart-toppers. Whether writing, recording new songs or travelling the world performing. Moe keeps one of the busiest schedules in show business. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments are: 10 # 1 Hits, 40 Top Ten Hits, 66 Chart Hits, 5 Gold Albums, ACM Song of The Year, ACM most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year, American Video of the year, ACM and CMA Duet of the Year.
Country music legend Moe Bandy has come a long way from his bull riding days in Texas. Not to mention his years as a sheet metal worker by day and playing Honkey Tonks at night in and around his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. In the mid-seventies when the country pop Kenny Rogers, John Denver and the outlaw sound of Waylon and Willie was at the rage, along came the traditionalist Moe Bandy.
The Texas singer with twin fiddles and steel guitar in the band kept Texas-style Honkey Tonk music alive, but it wasn’t easy. In 1972 Moe met record producer Ray Baker on a hunting trip and convinced him to listen to some demo tapes he had made. Baker agreed to produce Moe if he was willing to pay for recording session. Moe agreed and out of that session came Moe’s first hit song “I just Started Hatin Cheatin’ Songs Today”. GRC records picked up the song and released it nationally where it became a top 20 hit and that was just the beginning. Moe followed up with “It Was Always So Easy (To Find An Unhappy Woman)” and his first #1 hit “Bandy The Rodeo Clown”. His songs never strayed far from the traditionally Honky Tonk fare. Loving, cheating, drinking and patriotic songs formed the core of his music
|October 15, 2016|
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.”
|October 22, 2016|
Christy Miller, from Hudson, KY, was born into a musical family. Growing up, family functions were always full of various members of her family sitting around singing and playing every instrument made. Her love for performing started in high school and has become her passion. Her heart is in Country Music but with her soulful voice she is no stranger to Blues, Rock, R&B, Bluegrass and Gospel.
|October 29, 2016|
Sounds of Summer is made up of 4 members that sing and play in a way that will take you back to the 60′s. Whether you like to sit back and be entertained or get up and dance, you will not be disappointed. Over the course of a 2 hour show, the band will rock out with over 30 classic Beach Boys songs and even take time to lighten the mood with an intimate acoustic set.
‘Sounds of Summer’ is the only professional Beach Boys Tribute in the Midwest and the only tribute in the country with all members currently in their 20′s like the original band during the 60′s. The show contains over 30 songs to help tell the story of ‘America’s Band’, The Beach Boys. Since the show debuted in January of 2015, the group has sold out nearly every ticketed event and seen audiences as large as 1,000 people. In August of 2015, the group had the experience of being welcomed onstage by the actual Beach Boys during their performance at the White River Lawn in Indianapolis, IN.
|November 5, 2016|
pianist/entertainer Tim Atwood who graced The Opry stage for thirty-eight years tickling the ivories for “the country elite” including Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Little Jimmy Dickens, Carrie Underwood, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Jack Greene…and yes—Jeannie Seely!
|November 12, 2016|
Shades of Elvis: Remembered is the ultimate tribute to Elvis Presley. The show features awarding winning, nationally recognized, Elvis tribute artists KAVAN and Glenn Bowles. Each tribute artist adds his own personal touch to the music as they take the audience through the different eras of Presley’s life, including the Early Years, The Comeback Special, The Vegas Years and finally the Concert Years. A must see for anyone that enjoys the music of the king of Rock-n-Roll.
The Music Legends Live band backs both tribute artists and features a live horn section.
Glenn is the first ever World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist. Most recently he was name one of the 2014 Top 10 Elvis Tribute Artists in the world by Elvis Presley Enterprises ©
Glenn tours the United States paying tribute to the King of Rock & Roll. He has also toured with The Van-Dells, “The Nations #1 Rock &Roll Review”.
Glenn has performed before tens-of-thousands at numerous venues such as casinos, dinner theatres, fairs, festivals as well as cruise ships and sports arenas.
You can find more information about Glenn at GlennBowles.com
Kavan is a nationally recognized Elvis tribute artist, excellent vocalist and superb entertainer. His show is not just performing songs but involving the audience throughout the show. Kavan performs around the Midwest, in Las Vegas and with Legends in Concert in Branson and Myrtle Beach.
Multiple outfit changes occur throughout the show, using exact replicas of Elvis’ original outfits. He won the title of “The World’s #1Rock-n-Roll Elvis” in a
BBC television competition.
|November 19, 2016|
Mary Pfeifer has a voice that will take you back to the days of Patsy Cline. From Patsy’s first recordings in 1955 to her last in 1963, she covers her famous hits such as Crazy and Walking After Midnight. Coming to Starved Rock Lodge from her recent role as Patsy Cline in the highly successful Engle Lane Theater production of “Always Patsy Cline”, the talented Mary Pfeifer will perform Cline’s beautiful ballads and hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s, like Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and Walking After Midnight. Don’t miss this tribute to country music’s most beloved singer!
|December 3, 2016|
Doo-Wopin’ with The Diamonds! One of the most polished acts touring today, this group is known for their tight vocal harmonies, musical instrumentation and for charming audiences of all ages. Performing their timeless hits from the 50′s and 60′s- “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?”, “Silhouettes”, “The Stroll” and the National Anthem of Rock & Roll, “Little Darlin’”- they also pay tribute to the classic four-part harmony vocal groups of the era as well as the great solo artists of the time. Here’s a sample of some of the songs you will hear: “Blue Moon”, “At the Hop”, “Sherry”, “Day by Day”, “Splish Splash”, “Unchained Melody”, “Lovin’ Feeling”, “Bandstand Boogie” and many more! Don’t miss this evening of entertainment for all ages. It will be a musical event you will not soon forget!
|December 10, 2016|
For years, the band has entertained audiences across the country with their fun and exciting tribute to the 50′s and 60′s. With impressive lead vocals, tight harmonies, and humor, they have been called “The Three Stooges set to music”. This upbeat show is packed with comedy, choreography, and all the greatest hits. From Doo-Wop favorites to Motown classics, and everything in between, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, including a memorable Elvis tribute and special “guest appearances” by Roy Orbison and The Duke of Earl. Backed by a full five piece band, their solid sound and fast-paced show will keep you smiling, clapping, and laughing the whole way through. The Van-Dells provide timeless entertainment that’s fun for the whole family.