The Mason Country Opry will be staged on Thursday, April 23, at the Odeon Theater in downtown Mason. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $10.00 per person. Call (325) 597-2119 for more information. Yellow Rose Recording Artist Bobby Flores 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 his 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, Leona Williams, Justin Trevino and Amber Digby.
“We are excited about Bobby’s next performance with the Mason 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 appearance at the Mason Country Opry.”
Other entertainers on the Mason Country Opry will include Justin Trevino, Kelly Weiershausen, Kelsey Behrens, Tommy Kent, Benny Fred Kothmann, Sammy Geistweidt and Shane Lively. Tracy Pitcox will MC the show.
For more information about the Mason and Llano Country Opry, log on to www.heartoftexascountry.com.