The Llano Country Opry will be staged on Saturday, September 14 at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. The show begins at 7:30 PM and admission is $15.00 per person. Tickets are on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers or by calling (325) 247-5354.
Yellow Rose Recording Artist Bobby Flores and the Award Winning Yellow Rose Band will headline the monthly Country Music show.
Bobby Flores began his career in the music business though the church circuit in the Texas area as gospel duo with his mom, Mary Jane Flores. He performed with a traveling Christian group, the Young Americans For Christ.
In 1970, Flores began working nightclubs professionally at age nine as a featured single artist with George Chambers & The Country Gentlemen.
Flores formed first band at 13, playing clubs and fairs. He started opening for several Country Entertainers including Larry Gatlin, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, Johnny Rodriguez, Marty Robbins, Bobby Bare, and Wynn Stewart. Flores was featured in a regional Big Red soft drink TV commercial. He became a member of the late Jimmy Peters’ “Texas Juke-Box Band” and a member of the KKYX Road show team performing across the state.
In 1980, Flores became the band leader, show opener and fiddle player for Johnny Bush and the Bandoleros before working as a vocalist and guitarist for top 40 dance band “Gone City”.
Flores joined popular San Antonio rock band “The Boiz” and played violin with Trinity University Community Orchestra. He would soon start classical guitar studies, and serve as a guitar instructor at Dellview Music.
In 1988, Flores formed the band “Angel Fire” with brother Greg and sister Sandra and played the Texas “A” circuit while opening for Steve Wariner, Vince Gill, Shenandoah, George Strait, Diamond Rio, Garth Brooks and started to work part time performances with Ray Price. He joined the Ray Price Cherokee Cowboy band on a full time basis in 1997 and worked all over the country for nearly four years before joining Jake Hooker and the Outsiders.
Flores decided to concentrate on his own band and formed the Bobby Flores Band and began booking dates throughout the Southwest. He also formed Yellow Rose Records and has played on several recording projects including Ray Price, Asleep At The Wheel, Jake Hooker, Justin Trevino and Amber Digby.
“We are excited about Bobby’s next performance with the Llano Country Opry” Opry MC Tracy Pitcox said. “Bobby is definitely one of the most talented individuals in Country Music and we look forward to his very first appearance at the Llano Country Opry with his ‘three fiddle’ Yellow Rose Band.”
Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Famer Frankie Miller will be featured during the performance. Born in Victoria, Texas, Miller recorded for Columbia, Starday and Guilt Edge Records. Miller earned a Grammy Award for the song “Blackland Farmer.” He is enjoying the success of his latest Heart of Texas Records album “Back When Gas Was Thirty Cents A Gallon.”
Other entertainers on the Mason Country Opry will include Randy Harrison, Mackenzie Jones, Colby Shepard, Kaye Tolson, Charlie Walton, Don Ricketson, Bode Barker, Sammy Geistweidt, Bucille Snotgrass and Shane Lively. Tracy Pitcox will MC the show.
For more information about the Llano Country Opry, log on to www.heartoftexascountry.com or call (325) 597-1895.