2010-04-15 / Community News

Fayette County Country Music Club

The Fayette County Country Music Club will host their monthly Opry on Monday, April 19, 2010 at the KC Hall in La Grange. The show starts at 7:30 P.M. and the doors will open at 5:30 P.M. Admission is only $5.00. The Opry is brought to you by the Fayette County Country Music Club, which is dedicated to the promotion of good country music. This month we are featuring:

CHARLIE HERCHEK - is from the Columbus area and started singing in the 50’s and played on the radio station in Cuero and in La Grange.

GENE HACKEMACK was the founder, owner and operator of “Hackemack’s Hofbrauhaus” at Frelsburg/New Ulm from 1986 to 1999. In July of 1995 Hackemack and Jason Keepers awoke the Space Shuttle crew with the “Beer Barrel Polka” and is credited by polka loving astronaut Don Thomas with the “First Polka in Space”. Retired from NASA, Hackemack is currently accordionist for the Winedale German Singers based near Round Top.

ALLISON CROWSON COLLINS is a great keyboard and accordion player. She has played with many country singers and was the host of the Brenham Opry several years ago. These two will both be playing the accordion and will definitely keep you on the edge of your chair.

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. Her first on-stage performance was at the age of 12 with guitar legend Jimmy Bryant. Dottie’s first album “Texas In A Stetson” was acclaimed and received much chart success. She just recently completed her second album, “I Can’t See Texas From Here”. Dottie was a 2007 & 2008 nominee for female vocalist of the year with the Will Rogers Academy of Western Artists.

DENNIS IVY is at home at the Civic Center in Crockett Texas on the first Saturday of each month when they host their Opry. Dennis was born and raised in a small east Texas town that had one jukebox and it was in his mother’s cafĂ©. At an early age people would ask Dennis and his sister to stand beside the jukebox and sing along with the records of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell or whatever was playing. That is when he knew that he would one day be a singer and entertainer. At the age of six he saw Johnny Horton perform at the World Champion Fiddlers Festival and he then decided that is what he wanted to do. Out of high school he formed a band and started playing everywhere he could and went to Nashville to record. He has opened for such great western singers as Buck Owens, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, George Jones and many more. He has a CD out entitled “Something Old, Nothing New”.

So be sure to be with us on Monday, April 19, for another great night of entertainment.

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