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2011-06-16 / Community News

Fayette County Country Music Opry


Ed Gary Ed Gary The Fayette County Country Music Club will host their monthly Opry on Monday, June 20, 2011 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.

ED GARY is a musician/ singer/ songwriter and movie actor with world wide releases in music and film. He is a native Tennesseean but now lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is still working 300 plus days a year. He first started singing at the age of three in his father’s church in Memphis Tennessee. His father and mother were both ministers and gospel singers. Ed has been an actor for many years appearing in over 45 movies and countless TV shows and 14 independent Country Chart number one records. The last two from his 2009 CD “Old Country’s Back In Town”.

KIMBERLYN KRAUSE is from the Giddings area and has been playing the piano since the age of 3, the guitar since the age of 7 and the fiddle since the age of 13. Her First guitar lesson she learned 12 cords with just a cheap plastic Walmart guitar (still has it!). Next day, PaaPooh Paskett went and bought her a “real” guitar to have lessons on. She currently has 5 guitars and 1 fiddle. She currently is a member of the Lee County Cowboy Church band “Second Chance”. She has played many times with her Dad’s band, CR 114 of Giddings. Has also had the opportunity to meet and/or play with artists such as Chris Brade, Deryl Dodd, Aaron Watson, Sonny Burgess, Chris Rybak, Kevin Fowler, Pauline Reese and Eddie Raven. She was featured on Sonny Burgess’ website with her performance. She was named the “Lee County Idol” (youth division) in 2006 at the Lee County Fair and Rodeo. She also won the 4H District 13 Youth Division Instrumentalist in 2007. She performs at different opry’s all over Central Texas and has had the opportunity to share her talents with different churches, day care centers, nursing homes, senior citizens centers, restaurants, reunions, and her own school and church.

CURTIS BARFIELD is a singer/songwriter who entertained in and around the Houston area for years. He played his first Country Music Opry about a year and a half ago, and since that time, he has become a semi-regular at many of the shows in the Texas Hill Country. His first CD was received so well, that he is putting the finishing touches on a brand new CD, and hopes to release it for the first time, at the Fayette County Country Music Opry.

DENISE STEELE - comes to us tonight from New Braunfels, Texas where she was born and raised. She began singing on stage at the age of fifteen and has always known that singing was where her passion lies. She went on to perform two seasons at Six Flags Theme Park in San Antonio where she met her husband and then moved to Nashville to work with BMG Publishing. It was during this time, she realized that singing was her passion but God had another plan for her life…to be a wife and mother first. She will tell you “I have it all…a wonderful husband, three beautiful healthy kids, and the opportunity to share my gift of singing through local Oprys, my church, and other special events that arise….Life is Good!!”

So be sure to be with us on Monday, June 20, for a great night of country music.

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