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Mason Native Tommy Kent Headlines Mason Opry
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 • Posted October 22, 2008

The Mason Country Opry will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 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 Tommy Kent will headline the monthly show. Kent has been singing Country and Gospel music for many years. While in the Army, he began playing music with the Blue Ear Boys in Germany. The group entertained their fellow servicemen.

After returning to Texas in 1953, Kent worked on the Big D Jamboree in Dallas and appeared on the televised Big State Jamboree with Slim Willet. During 1954-1960, Kent worked with famed steel guitarist Bobby Tuttle. They worked many high school auditoriums, benefits and dances in the Texas Country Music circuit.

During these years, Kent has performed with many legends including Ernest Tubb, Frankie Miller, Marty Robbins, Justin Tubb, Hank Thompson, Hank Locklin, Johnny Bush and Johnny Horton.

He has also been a part of the Cross Timbers Country Opry in Stephenville for over twenty five years. He still appears their about once a month as a regular cast member.

Kent has also been a regular guest at the Mason and Llano Country Opry shows for the past ten years. This will be his first time to headline an opry show in his own hometown.

Kent has recorded two Gospel and Country CDs which will be available at his Mason Country Opry appearance.

“It’s a great pleasure for me to entertain on the Mason Opry with Tracy and all the great band members,” Kent said. “I always enjoy working with Justin Trevino, Kelsey Behrens, Benny Fred Kothmann, Sammy Geistweidt and Shane Lively. They are great musicians. I hope to see all of my friends at the Mason Country Opry.”

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.

For more information about the Mason or Llano Country Opry, log on to www.heartoftexascountry.com.

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