Amber Digby to headline Mason Opry

The Mason Country Opry will be staged Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Odeon Theater in downtown Mason. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $8 per person. Tickets will be on sale at the door.””’ Amber Digby’is an artist who is climbing to the top of her game in the country music business. This gifted young woman is a pure natural on stage, and her vocals portray a maturity way beyond her years. She was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn. by two talented parents who were already working in the music industry. With her large musical family behind her, it is safe to say that Digby literally grew up on stage. Her mother was a harmony singer with Connie Smith, and her father played bass for Loretta Lynn for almost 20 years. Digby started singing with bands in clubs at the age of 15. She was a featured female vocalist with the Missouri-based bands, Prairie Wind and Livewire. In 1997, she performed at the Tulsa Bluegrass festival and the Tulsa Channel 8 talent show. She also sang at the Iowa State Rodeo in 1998. Digby recorded her first demo, featuring four songs, in Branson, Mo. at Branson Studio. It featured musicians from the Moe Bandy and Mel Tillis road shows. In addition, she was produced by her step- dad and famed steel guitarist Dicky Overbey. She recorded her first CD, entitled ‘Music from the Honky Tonks’ in 2002 in Austin. Digby and Justin Trevino produced this masterpiece which was released independently and later picked up. This CD has received attention from all over the world selling worldwide and creating an overwhelming fan base. It took her on her first international tour playing the Furuvik Country Festival in Furuvik, Sweden, Planica Slovinia, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. ‘Music from the Honky Tonks’ has maintained a spot at the top of numerous charts on FM and Internet radio stations for over two years. Her latest CD on Heart of Texas Records, titled ‘Here Come the Teardrops’ was released June 1, 2006. Produced by Justin Trevino and recorded at Justin Trevino Studios in Martindale, and contributing artists on the record are: Trevino, rhythm guitar; Jake Hooker, bass; Dicky Overbey, steel guitar and dobro; Jim Loessberg, drums; Ronnie Huckabee, Piano; Bobby Flores, fiddle; Dave Biller, lead guitar; and Leona Williams, Trevino and Digby on harmony vocals. It is quite an impressive follow up taking her back over seas to play the Skjak Country Festival in Skjak, Norway and the Ydre Country Festival in Ydre, Sweden. Since the CD’s release, it has been selling worldwide and generating some serious buzz amongst musicians and the upper circles of the industry as well. Digby was also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year in 2006 by the Academy of Western Artists (AWA). By the readers of the Scandinavian magazine, Kountry Korall, she was recently voted “Female Artist of the Year,” along with her latest CD, “Here Come the Teardrops” being voted “International Album Of The Year.” Digby is truly one of the most refreshing country artists out today. She has already established a place for herself with the best and her future is certain in this business. Other entertainers on the show will be Justin Trevino, Maria Rose, Lloyd Dalton, Larry Elkins, Danny Elswick, Sammy Geistweidt, Shane Lively, Benny Fred Kothmann and Kelsey Behrens. Tracy Pitcox will emcee the show.

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