The Llano Country Opry will be staged on Saturday, September 11, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. The show begins at 7:30 PM and admission is $10.00 per person. Tickets are now on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank or Lively Computers in Kingsland. Tickets can be charged by calling (325) 247-5354.
Heart of Texas Recording Artists Amber Digby and Justin Trevino will headline the September show.
Raised in Nashville, Tennessee—the capital of Country Music—Amber Digby is one of the most refreshing country singers in the first decade of the new century. She recorded her first album "Music from the Honky Tonks" in 2002. It received much attention from all over the world, selling worldwide and creating an overwhelming base of fans. For the last two years, the CD "Music from the Honky Tonks" and her current project "Here Come The Teardrops" have been at the top of numerous charts on the radio and internet broadcast stations.
Although her success seems to have sprung out overnight, it is not so. Digby has come from a musical family. Both her parents have been in country music for decades: her mother Dee was a harmony singer with Connie Smith, and her father Dennis Digby played bass for Loretta Lynn for almost twenty years. Her uncle is legendary entertainer Darrell McCall. In this musical family, the young Amber literally grew up on stage. Being a born entertainer, she began realizing her dreams already at the age of three.
The popularity of her first album resulted in several tours abroad: she performed at the Furuvik Country Festival in Sweden, toured Australia, playing in Melbourne, Sydney, New South Wales and Brisbane. After returning to the US, she performed in Tulsa, Nashville and Forth Worth.
Digby’s songs overflow with heartache, misery, cheating lovers, sorrow, regret and resignation. "Heart I’m Ashamed of You" shows guilt of foolishly fallingin love with a man who is not available, "The One You Slip Around With" deals with a woman wishing she were ‘the other’ woman to feel the love that was once hers, "Close Up the Honky Tonks" finds a woman in love with a manwho won’t settle down. The aching "Here I Am" portrays the pain and heartache of a woman that no matter how hard she tries to save her relationship, she can’t let it go. "Just Get Up and Close the Door" is a touching ballad that describes the longing of the other woman for her lover to prove his love for her and stay with her.
In summer of 2006, Digby signed with Heart of Texas Records (based in Brady) and released her second CD album, "Here Come the Teardrops". Digby then departed back for another European tour, to Sweden and Norway. She has just returned from a trip to France where she headlined her own shows and worked with John Schneider (of Dukes of Hazard fame).
In 2008, "Passion, Pride and What Might Have Been" was released and then followed by the much acclaimed "Another Way To Live" in the following year. Digby’s latest project is a duet album with fellow Heart of Texas Recording Artist Justin Trevino. "Keeping Up Appearances" is filled with some classic duets from years ago including the title track and "Right Combination" "Just Between The Two Of Us" "After The Fire Is Gone" "Kicking Our Hearts Around" and "Hows The World Treating You?"
Digby has also recently made two appearances on the world famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, hosted the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree and was a co-writer on a song on Vince Gill’s latest album.
Justin Trevino began entertaining from the bandstand when he was only thirteen years old. He won the FFA Talent Contest and competed at the State level while in high school.
Trevino recorded his first record, "The King of Clubs" when he was seventeen. He developed a passion for traditional Country Music during this time and has dedicated his career to promoting it. He was featured in the JVC/Smithsonian/Folkways Video of Anthology of American Folk Music when he was twenty one.
Trevino has released two albums on his own record label, Neon Nightmare. Both "Texas Honky Tonk" and "Loud Music and Strong Wine" received rave reviews from music critics throughout the United States. The projects included duets with such legendary artists as Johnny Bush, Jake Hooker, Curtis Potter and Leona Williams.
He then signed with Lonestar Records and released "Travelin’ Singing Man." That album sold over three thousand of copies and spawned a recent tour of Sweden with Claude Gray and Becky Hobbs. He then released his second album on Lonestar Records titled "The Scene of the Crying."
Trevino joined Heart of Texas Records in 2003 and immediately released "Too Many Heartaches". The album contains eight songs that Trevino penned and duets with Pretty Miss Norma Jean and Darrell and Mona McCall. It was followed with "More Loud Music And Strong Wine."
"Before You Say Amen" was his first gospel project. The album contains fourteen standards along with some new selections as well. "Before You Say Amen" has already become a favorite among traditional and gospel music fans. Heart of Texas Records released "Take One As Needed For Pain" in 2007. The project was the first album that Trevino recorded in Nashville using famed musicians including Pete Wade and John Hughey.
Trevino also fronts most of Darrell McCall’s performances and plays bass for the legendary Honky Tonk singer. He has worked with some of the biggest names in Country Music including Johnny Bush, Gene Watson, Kitty Wells, Justin Tubb, Hank Thompson and Charley Louvin. Trevino has produced projects on a number of entertainers including the award winning duet album on Floyd Tillman featuring Willie Nelson, George Jones, Mel Tillis, Connie Smith and Ray Price among others. He currently lives in Brady.
Other entertainers on the show will include Bode Barker, Benny Fred Kothmann, Charley Walton, Shane Lively, Bucille Snotgrass and Sammy Geistweidt. Tracy Pitcox will MC the show.
For more information about the Llano, Mason or Marble Falls Opry, log on to www.heartoftexascountry.com.