COUNTRY LEGENDS LIVE: A Tribute to Hank Williams Sr, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty & Patsy Cline

Presented by :The Kentucky Opry and WiLLiE 102.7
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 7:30pm Buy Now

The Kentucky Opry, with WiLLiE Radio, presents Country Legends Live!  This show brings back to the stage four great legends of Country music with the impressive Shawn Barker as Johnny Cash, the incredible talents of Mandy Barnett as Patsy Cline, Michael Twitty portraying his father Conway Twitty, and David Church as Hank Williams Sr. It will one incredible night for country music fans. Conway Twitty alone had 50 number one records.

Over two-hours of entertainment featuring four of America’s most beloved Country Legends.  All someone needs to do is mention their first names and just like the name Elvis is endeared in the hearts of millions so are Johnny, Patsy, Conway and Hank.  Fans call them by their first names but we call them Country Legends.

Shawn Barker as Johnny Cash

Shawn Barker hails from the St. Louis Missouri area. A former carpenter, Shawn started his musical career as an Elvis Tribute Artist. Auditioning for the part of Elvis, in a Hollywood production of "The Million Dollar Quartet,” the director asked Shawn to also send video of him portraying the other characters in the script.  Shawn sent the video and was instantly cast as Johnny Cash. This started a one-year character study of Johnny Cash, his life, music, voice, and stage presence.  Shawn's portrayal offers the high energy and classic look of the late Johnny Cash. Although Shawn portrays the younger Johnny Cash, his repertoire covers the late singers entire career including duets Johnny Cash performed with the late June Carter. 

Mandy Barnett as Patsy Cline

Seymour Stein, who introduced the world to Madonna, Seal, the Barenaked Ladies, and k.d. lang, heard Mandy's voice and was, he said, “spellbound.” When Stein launched Sire Records within Warner Music Group, Mandy was the first artist he signed. Mandy's Sire Records project paired her with the undisputed pioneer of the Nashville Sound, producer Owen Bradley. The album that they made together, “I've Got a Right To Cry,” would be his final contribution to the community who knew him through his work with legends Ernest Tubb, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, and Kitty Wells. Owen passed away four songs into the project, but not before leaving his unmistakable mark on the album.

“I've Got a Right To Cry” was a huge critical success. “Rolling Stone” magazine named it the top country album of 1999. Other stellar reviews appeared in “People,” “Newsweek,” “Interview,” and multiple national newspapers. Mandy appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” as a result of her acclaim.  Mandy tours regularly and is a frequent guest on the Grand Ole Opry. She reprised her role as “Patsy Cline” in the acclaimed production “Always . . . Patsy Cline” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Michael Twitty as Conway Twitty

Country music cherishes family tradition and Michael Twitty is an integral part of that great heritage. He is the oldest son of rock and country legend Conway Twitty.  Michael Twitty has taken his show around the world several times, from the dynamic “Michael Twitty Show”, to the critically acclaimed “Memories of Conway Show”, to the remarkable “Twitty Bird Show”. His many television appearances, video releases and recordings have brought him even more recognition on an international level. From Canada to Japan, Michael Twitty has won fans time and time again. Recently, Michael has been taking his “Memories of Conway” show to various theaters around the country. Michael takes you down memory lane, while he shares his thoughts of his Dad in story and song. He will make you laugh, make you cry and he will definitely entertain you.

David Church as Hank Williams Sr.

David Church has found success despite all odds. He is outside the box, of what Nashville defines as ‘marketable material.’ Being successful in any business takes hard work and perseverance, but in the music and entertainment business it takes even more.  Amazingly, without a major hit on mainstream radio or even a record label, Church has millions of fans all over the world.  Church has been featured on RFD-TV’s popular show, “Midwest Country” for over seven years.  His popularity throughout the US, Canada, and now Europe continues to soar as he makes regular appearances on the show and tours throughout the world.  Joe Jenson, producer of Midwest country continues to state, “Over the past 7 years, David continues to be our most popular, most requested artist.  And the live audience continues to support the shows at the theater.  His shows are always a sell out!”

Known for his uncanny ability to sound like “Hank”, David is a singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist, and also performs and records his originals and other traditional country music.  Together, these four artists will sing more #1 Country songs in a single night and therefore easily be recognized as one of the most incredible Country shows to ever take the stage of the Carson Center.


For Groups of 15 or more contact Barbie at 270-527-3869

Tickets go on sale Fri, 09/07/2012

Ticket Prices & Seating

$ 68.00 Main Floor Rows BB-EE Center
$ 48.00 Main Floor Rows AA-EE House Left & Right and Rows A-C
$ 33.00 Remainder of Main Floor
$ 25.00 1st and 2nd Balcony

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