The Mason Country Opry will be held on Tuesday, August 23, at the Odeon Theater in downtown Mason. The show begins at 7:30 PM and admission is $8.00 per person. Tickets will be on sale at the door. Heart of Texas Recording Artist Justin Trevino and Startex Recording Artist Dottie Jack will headline the bi monthly show.
Heart of Texas Recording Artist 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 21.
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 artists Johnny Bush, Jake Hooker and Curtis Potter. 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. His latest album is a duet project with Amber Digby titled "Keeping Up Appearances."
Dottie Jack is no stranger to a country song. Born in Iowa, her musical family was often found entertaining for family and friends at various events and local functions. She grew up listening to her heroes including Willie Nelson, Jim Ed Brown, Conway Twitty, Ernest Tubb and Buck Owens. Her first on-stage performance was at the age of 12 with guitar legend Jimmy Bryant. Jack’s first album "Texas In A Stetson" was acclaimed throughout the country and received much chart success.
Jack followed with her second album, "I Can’t See Texas From Here". Her latest effort, "With Every Heartbeat" received extensive play on Willie’s Place on Sirius/XM.
Jack was a 2007 & 2008 nominee for female vocalist of the year with the Will Rogers Academy of Western Artists.
"Our family room was full of instruments," Jack said. "Just about anything that you could want. I played bass, my brother played drums and guitar and my dad played steel guitar. When we went to visit family or friends, we played music. When we were at home, we played music. It kept out family very close and for that I am grateful."
Other entertainers on the Mason Country Opry will include Tommy Kent, Benny Fred Kothmann, Kelsey Behrens, Shane Lively and Sammy Geistweidt. Tracy Pitcox will MC the show.