Boot City Opry Calendar
|April 5, 2014|
The Lloyd Wood show- a perennial favorite of the Boot City Opry. Wood and his band never fail to present an exciting country western show with the greatest country music of all times. Additionally, Lloyd is an accomplished impersonator, mocking characters from Walter Brennen to Bugs Bunny. Woods is an extremely seasonal and personable entertainer that operated his own show in Nashville, Indiana for many years. The Wood Show will send you home humming and laughing.
|April 12, 2014|
He was the country singer’s country singer.
That was true whether Price was leaning hard into the hardest honky-tonk there is, as he did during the 1950s; or if he was gliding easily, then soaring madly, atop bejeweled country-pop ballads as he took to doing in the late 1960s and ’70s; or if he was swinging (always swinging) back and forth between those poles, often in the same number, as he did to perfection in halls big and small over the past 40 years.
Price’s most famous recording—a signature number he discovered two decades into an already legendary career—was the lush and lonely “For the Good Times.” He took that deceptively romantic Kris Kristofferson song to the top of the country charts, and to No. 11 on the pop charts, in 1970. But his career contained dozens of equally powerful performances
|April 26, 2014|
The Lucky Old Sons Bio
The Lucky Old Sons is a four-piece band focused on the piano driven rock and country music of the 1950s and 1960s. Inspired by the piano styles of Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnnie Johnson, and Ray Charles, to name a few, the group also writes and records original music along the same lines.
The band, which consists of members of stalwart St. Louis bands Phat noiZ and FolknBluesGrass, includes Matt Davis, piano/vocals; Frank Bauer, tenor saxophone; Corey Woodruff, drums; and Steve Bauer, electric mandolin/vocals.
|May 3, 2014|
As a comedian, he makes the audience roar with laughter, as a singer and impressionist, he takes the audience back and forth between the time periods of their lives. When using his own singing voice, on songs he has written, the audience experiences originality in heartfelt ballads, songs of inspiration, and humor.
|May 10, 2014|
Piano Pumpin’ Rock N Roll
|May 17, 2014|
“Patty Plays the Sweetest Sax in The Smokies!” Longest running Morning Variety Show in the Smokies. Singer, songwriter multi-instrumentalist, comesienne, dancer, recording artist, and all-around entertainer describes Patty Waszak. Her smooth vocal style and her versatility on over thirty musical instruments along with a great personality have proven to be the ingredients for a very successful career. Parry produces her own live stage show, a high energy, heart warming, music, variety show which has pleased audiences of all ages all across America.
|May 24, 2014|
|May 31, 2014|
The Rockin’ Terry Lee Show is one of the Opry’s most requested acts. Originally from England, Lee and his team of seasoned backup musicians never fail to present an exciting and entertaining show. Throughout the show Rockin’ Terry Lee and his band present music of the 50’s and 60’s that was made famous by entertainers such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Carl Perkins, Marty Robbins, Mickey Gilley and others.
|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.