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Rhome Hill To Headline Mason Opry
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 • Posted December 16, 2009

The Mason Country Opry will be held on Thursday, December 17, at the Odeon Theater in downtown Mason. Admission is $8.00 per person and tickets will be available at the door.

Local Country Music entertainer Rhome Hill will headline the monthly show. Hill has been employed by the City of Menard for 34 years. He has been a featured singer and played bass nearly weekend all over the state of Texas since the age of 14. His first band was a local hometown band known as the Wheels.

He has been featured as a part of many popular groups including The Cross Country Men, The Rounders, Wagon Aces, Southern Image and currently with Johnny Dickinson and Big Country.

In 1980, The Wagon Aces recorded a 45 rpm record of Hill singing "The Last Waltz." It was recorded at the Zas Studios. He returned to BMG Studios in San Antonio in 2004, to record "Blue Jungle" and "Lily’s White Lies".

Hill’s inspiration and love of music is attributed to musicians including Ray Price, Darrell McCall, Bob Wills, Johnny Bush and Curtis Potter. He has opened for several entertainers including Reba McEntire, Charley Pride, Asleep At the Wheel, Gary P. Nunn, Holly Dunn, Mark Collie and Earl Thomas Conley.

Hill has also had the privilege of sharing the stage with Johnny Duncan, Frenchie Burke, Tony Douglas, Johnny Rodriguez, Justin Tubb, Leona Williams, Ron Williams, Jody Nix, Hoyle Nix and Dave Kirby.

Hill has been married to his wife Virginia for thirty five years. The couple have two children, Lance and Theresa.

"I really enjoy singing country music," Hill said. "It has been a very important part of my life. I am looking forward to headlining the Mason Country Opry for the first time."

Other entertainers on the Mason Country Opry will include Justin Trevino, Dora Lee Sewell, Benny Fred Kothmann, Kelsey Behrens, Sammy Geistweidt and Shane Lively. Tracy Pitcox will MC the show.

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