The Llano Opry will be held on Saturday, December 12, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10.00 per person and tickets are on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Marble Falls. Tickets can also be bought at the door the night of the performance. For more information, call (325) 247-5354.
RCA recording artist Dottsy will be the featured entertainer for the September show. Dottsy began singing in public at the age of ten. She began to play the guitar and work often work with bands around Seguin. Dottsy met Happy Shahan in 1972. At that time, he was managing Johnny Rodriguez. Shahan took her to Nashville and began pitching the young singer to various record labels.
"We picked five songs after listening to 500," Dottsy recalls. "RCA record executive Roy Dea put the songs on and turned around and looked at me. He offered me a recording contract that very day."
That association would produce four top ten singles including "Storms Never Last," "After Sweet Memories, Play Born To Loose Again," "I’ll Be Your San Antonio Rose," and "Trying To Satisfy You." Legendary country music artist Waylon Jennings joined Dottsy on the song "Tryin To Satisfy You."
Dottsy began opening for some of country music’s biggest artists including Johnny Rodriguez, Tammy Wynette, Asleep At The Wheel, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Pride, Cal Smith and Don Gibson. She toured extensively across the United States, Scotland, Holland, England and Canada.
Dottsy was also featured on television programs such as "Hee Haw" "Pop Goes The Country" "That Nashville Music" "Bill Mack Show" and even made three appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1981, she signed with Tanglewood and released three more singles. Dottsy then decided to leave the music business and concentrate on working with autistic and mentally challenged children.
She was inducted as a member of the Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Fame in 1998.
Dottsy has recently release a new album project that contains some of her biggest songs on compact disc.
Other entertainers on the Llano Country Opry will include Jimmy Depoy, Gordon Hildreath, Justin Trevino, Tony Pickens, Don Ricketson, Shane Lively, Bode Barker, Charley Walton and Bucille Snotgrass. Tracy Pitcox will MC the show.
"Dottsy is one of the finest female vocalist in Country Music" opry entertainer Justin Trevino said. "She has an incredible style and is truly one of the most underrated entertainers in the industry. I love her."
Upcoming Llano Country Opry shows will see the Bellamy Brothers, The Whites and Barbara Fairchild performing at the Llano Country Opry.
For more information about the Mason and Llano Country Opry, please log on to www.heartoftexascountry.com.