Jun 242017
 

 

My friend Mr. Tracey Pitcox runs a truly fine organization out there in Brady Texas, called Heart Of Texas Records which is a label that features so many outstanding Country music artists I couldn’t possibly name them all on here. They also do the Heart Of Texas Music Festival which showcases the finest Traditional Country Music in the Texas local scene.

They also publish a darn fine Calendar every year, and many other fine things that embellish and benefit Country Music in their area. Many of his artists don’t always get out to my area as much as I’d like to see them, because let’s face it, I just cannot keep up with as many artists as I do. I cover so many genres and scenes that there is no possible way for me to cover them in person all the time, like they deserve.

On July 15th please join ME as I cover The Heart of Texas Roadshow at the Texas Troubador Theater
2416 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN

Guests: Darrell McCall Tony Booth,Landon Dodd, Mona McCall, Margie Singleton, Rance Norton and Bobby Lewis.

$ 15.00 Advance
$ 20.00 At the Door

You can stop HERE and buy tickets.

Mr. Darrell McCall has been recording Country Music for decades, he also was a disc jockey, and performed as a duo with Johnny Paycheck. He wrote Hank Williams Jr’s hit song “Eleven Roses in 1971 that became a number one hit for him. He has released eleven albums total, three of them for Heart Of Texas Records.

Mr. Tony Booth is a member of the Bakersfield Era of Country Music the likes of Buck Owens, and in fact did a lot of work with Buck Owens before the untimely death of Don Rich in 1972.  He was doing some trio work with Country Legends Mr. Curtis Potter and Mr. Darrell McCall before the death of Curtis Potter.

Landon Dodd hit my 2016 Top 50 of the year with his latest album “What Comes Natural To A Fool” because it had some truly fine steel guitar solos in it. He plays a lot of Texas Swing and two step Country.

Mona McCall s Darrell McCall’s wife and contributes a lot to his act, as well as her own music.

Margie Singleton had a duet hit in 1964 with Faron Young called “Keeping Up With The Joneses”. She originally signed to Starday Records in 1959 but in 1961 she switched over to Mercury and released her first album in 1962. She also originally recorded the Tom T Hall hit song “Harper Valley PTA” that Jeannie C Riley had more commercial success with.

Rance Norton put out one heck of a new album in 2017, and is one of the newer artists on this label. Watch for this young man and his band because they are growing fast.

Bobby Lewis is known as the man with lute, and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He is one of the many overlooked Legends of Country Music, and continues to record music today.

Feb 112017
 

Out there in Brady Texas you have a wonderful Traditional Country Music operation called The Heart Of Texas Country Music Association ran by the good Mr. Tracy Pitcox and BY GOD it IS indeed in the heart of Texas. There is a museum there and also a label that boasts some of today’s most revered Legends the likes of Miss Norma Jean and Tony Booth. This fine group of folks also has cruises and awards for their ilk, as well as some truly stellar record releases that I usually go to Ernest Tubb Records Shops for.

Last year when they lost Country Legend Curtis Potter I wrote one hell of a fine article about him and greatly mourned his loss at home on Tru Country reruns. His absence leaves a large empty hole in my heart. You know with the truly great music they offer PLUS the new rise of Texas Red Dirt Country it almost makes pop country redundant doesn’t it?

This is their 28th annual event and some of it will be held at the Brady Civic Center: I’m going to highlight the dates with the correct ticket links to them so you can buy the desired date links.

March 17th

Bobby Flores And The Yellow Rose Band
Jeff Woosley And The Dancehall Kings
8:00 PM – 12:00 PM

Ed Davenport Civic Center
Brady, Texas
$ 21.00

March 18th

Moe Bandy
Darrell McCall,Tony Booth,Pretty Miss Norma Jean,amber Digby,Justin Trevino,
Kim Murray, Mona McCall,Kaye Tolson, Frankie Miller.

Ed Davenport Civic Center
Brady, Texas
$ 21.00

March 19th

Norma Jean’s Cowboy Church Show
with special guest Jody Miller

3:00 PM

Donations at the door

March 21st

Justin Trevino’s Two Step Tuesday
7:00 PM
Heart of Texas Events Center
Brady, Texas

General Admission or Tickets at the door

March 22nd

12:00 PM Steel Guitar Showcase
8:00 PM Jam Session with Roger & Sharon Kenaston

Free Admission to both events

Heart of Texas Events Center

March 23rd

Jake Hooker
Jody Nix

Ed Davenport Civic Center
Brady, Texas
$ 21.00

March 24rth

Johnny Bush
Justin Trevino
& Amber Digby

Ed Davenport Civic Center
Brady, Texas
$ 21.00

March 25th

JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ
Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Amber Digby, Norma Jean,
Landon Dodd, Dottsy, Rance Norton & Dallas Wayne

Ed Davenport Civic Center
Brady, Texas
$ 21.00

Best Western
Best Western Brady Inn
2200 S Bridge Street
Brady, TX 76825

Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brady
2320 S Bridge Street, Brady, TX 76825 US

Gold Key Inn
2023 South Bridge Street, Brady, TX 76825

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