2013-04-11 / Community News

Fayette County Country Music Club

Ed Gary Ed Gary The Fayette County Country Music Club will host its monthly Opry on Monday, April 15, at the KC Hall in La Grange. The show starts at 7:30 P.M. and the doors 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:

STEPHEN MAZOCH was born in Columbus and has resided in La Grange for 20 years. He is a husband and father of two, and has been the owner of “Handyman Construction” for the past nine years. Since a boy, Stephen has been singing with his grandfather and father in the Cat Springs area.

HAROLD WATTS, a singer from Kingsbury, grew up in Caldwell and Guadalupe Counties, loving and listening to country music from “Grand Ole Opry,” “Louisiana Hayride” and any other stations that could be picked up on the battery powered radio. Not having a talent for playing a musical instrument, he learned the songs and sang along with the artists on the radio. After retiring as City Manager in Luling about twelve years ago, he was introduced to Karaoke by some friends. After a couple of years of Karaoke, it was time to try the real thing, “singing with a live band.” He went to the Kingsbury Opry, signed up to sing, and was hooked. Over the past nine plus years, he has sung at a number of jams, oprys and shows in the area, and also at some of the local nursing homes. He lives in Kingsbury with his wife, Sandra, who is his number one fan. They have two girls, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Country Music has blessed them with many new friends for which they are grateful.

ED GARY grew up around music, Memphis being a real melting pot for music like Gospel, Rockabilly, Blues and Country, and with both sides of his family being blessed with singers and musicians. His parents were both gospel singers, so it was natural for Ed to be a singer and musician. He first sang in his father’s church at the age of three, learned to play guitar at nine, and was singing on a weekly radio show by ten. He later moved to Nashville where his country music talent continued to grow and he gained the respect of the country music community. His first recording was at the age of seventeen and he continues to record, with several songs that have been on most of the record charts. Still in the music business, he also has a great career in the movies. He has had roles or Cameos in over 60 movies. Some you will recognize easily like Smokey and the Bandit, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Pail Ryder and many more. He still sticks to his traditional roots when it comes to music, though, with CDs like “ Old Country’s Back In Town”, “ We Never Touch At All”, and his Latest Gospel CD album “Precious Memories.”

This month’s sponsors include Fayette Memorial Funeral Home, National Bank & Trust & Brasher Gunn Inc.

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