Dottsy to headline Mason Country Opry, Sept. 4

The Mason Country Opry will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Odeon Theater. Admission is $7 per person and tickets are on sale at Schooley Saddlery, Odeon Theater, Ramona’s Gallery or at KNEL Radio in Brady. Tickets can also be bought at the door the night of the performance. For more information, call (915) 347-5407. RCA recording artist Dottsy will be the featured entertainer for the show. Dottsy began singing in public at the age of ten. She began to play the guitar and work often with bands around Sequin. Dottsy met Happy Shahan, manager for Johnny Rod-riguez, in 1972. Shahan took her to Nashville and began pitching the young singer to various record labels. “We picked five songs after listening to 500, “Dottsy recalls. “RCA record executive Roy Dea put the songs on and turned around and looked at me. He offered me a recording contract that very day.” That association would produce four top ten singles including “Storms Never Last,” “After Sweet Memories, Play Born to Loose Again,” “I’ll Be Your San Antonio Rose,” and “Tryin’ to Satisfy You.” Legendary country music artist Waylon Jennings joined Dottsy on the song, “Tryin’ to Satisfy you.” Dottsy began opening for some of country music’s biggest artists including Johnny Rodriguez, Tammy Wynette, Asleep at the Wheel, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Pride, Cal Smith and Don Gibson. She toured extensively across the United States, Scotland, Holland, England and Canada. Dottsy was also seen over television programs such as “Hee Haw,” “Pop Goes the Country,” “That Nashville Music,” “Bill Mack Show” and even made three appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. She was inducted into the Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Fame in 1998. Other entertainers on the Mason Country Opry include Frank Torres, Tommy Kent, Ben Watson, Sue Reeder, Kelsey Behrens, Melanie Reeves, Sammy Geistweidt and Benny Fred Kothmann. Country Music Express editor Wylie Alexander and KNEL disc jockey, Tracy Pitcox, will emcee the show. “The Mason Country Opry is a great traditional country music program filled with wonderful opening acts and some of the finest entertainers in Texas,” band member Kelsey Behrens said. “We are fortunate to have some of the greatest country artists coming to Mason. Dottsy has a great show.”

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