Heart of Texas Recording Artist Mona McCall will headline the Mason Country Opry show on Thursday, June 25, at the Odeon Theater in downtown Mason. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $10.00 per person. Tickets will be on sale at the door the night of the performance.
McCall was born in Canada. She moved to Nashville and started working on the Buck Owens show and was a drummer for the Audrey Williams’ band. She met and married Darrell McCall and raised both of their children before going back out on the road with her husband.
Mona McCall’s first CD “Memories Love A Melody” was released last year on Heart of Texas Records. Although she has performed in excess of thirty years and recorded on Darrell McCall’s projects, this was her first full compact disc in her career.
McCall borrowed a couple of songs from Country Music legend Webb Pierce and added her own unique touch to “Sweet Lips” and “Memory Number One.” She chose to keep some of the song selection in the family allowing her daughter Guyanne McCall and her sister in law Diane McCall to write “At Least I Get To Hold Your Memory Near” “I Haven’t Been Loved Since You Left” “Bandera” and “The Girl Behind The Frown.” McCall’s producer Justin Trevino also adds his vocals to the duet of “Five Minutes of The Latest Blues.”
McCall added two of her most requested songs in “The French Song” and “The Deepening Snow.” “Memories Love A Melody” is rounded out with some more classics including the Bob Wills’ standard “Keeper of My Heart,” Buck Owens’ “Till These Dreams Come True” and the great gospel song “Remind Me Dear Lord.”
In his liner notes, Country Legend Ronnie Milsap said “The song selection on this album is incredible and if you love good traditional Country Music as I do, this one is a must for your CD collection.”
It was very evident in the production of this CD as to the effect that McCall has had on the musicians. While working on this album, producer Justin Trevino said the musicians all worked extremely hard to do their best for McCall showing their level of respect and admiration for the album and the singer as well. The end result was an incredible album “forty years in the making.”
The musicians include Jake Hooker, Justin Trevino and Bob Moore on bass, Bobby Flores on fiddle, Jim Loessberg, Dixie Hankins and Smiley Reynolds on drums, Dicky Overbey on steel guitar, Dave Biller and Levi Mullen on lead guitar, Justin Trevino on rhythm guitar, Cody McCall, Justin Trevino and Guyanne McCall on harmony vocals.
“I am very choosey about the music I listen to,” Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith said. “I like the real thing and this is the real thing.”
Other entertainers on the show will include Shelby Comey, Mark Lee, Bill & Karyon Clark, Kelsey Behrens, Justin Trevino, Sammy Geistweidt, Shane Lively and Benny Fred Kothmann. Randy Kruse will MC the show.