Gospel Music Hall of Famer and comedian Lulu Roman will be making a special appearance at the Heart of Texas Events Center in Brady, on Sunday, December 15. The performance will begin at 2:00 PM. Th only admission is an unwrapped toy that will then be given to the Toys For Tots program.
The performance is sponsored by Premier Silica, KNEL 95.3FM and the Heart of Texas Country Music Association. Heart of Texas Recording Artist Justin Trevino will be opening the show for Roman. Roman was born Bertha Louise Hable on May 6, 1946, in Dallas, Texas, and is probably best known as a regular on the comedy-music television series Hee Haw
Roman was born with a thyroid dysfunction in a home for unwed mothers and placed in an orphanage. She attended W.W. Sammuel High School in Dallas, graduating in 1964.
During her stint on Hee Haw, she went through a bout of drug addiction. She cleaned up and converted to Christianity, following which she began singing. This led to a career as a singer of Southern Gospel music; Roman has recorded several albums, although she never trained as a singer. In 1999 Lulu Roman was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame with fellow artists Andy Griffith, Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Snow and Jody Miller.
Roman continues to perform music and stand-up comedy and also enjoys working with Compassion International, a child-development organization. Her project “Seven Times” hit the number two spot on Cash Box in 2010.
A new album of musical standards titled At Last was released on January 15, 2013. The album, produced by Chris Barnes and Larry Ferguson for Homesick Entertainment, features duets with Dolly Parton, T. Graham Brown, Georgette Jones, Linda Davis, and George Jones. For more information, call (325) 597-1895.