Opry stars shining bright on stage

Michael and Lela Dalby will be two of the guests at the next Pauls Valley Opry on Saturday, Nov. 3. The event at the PV High School auditorium begins at 6:30 p.m.

It was a rainy night but that didn't stop the stars from shining bright at the most recent Pauls Valley Opry show on Oct. 6.

Tim McCasland and Stan Green were making their debut appearances at the Opry.

Tim, who made his way from Texas, did a great job on songs such as “Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms” and “I Want to Stroll Over Heaven.”

Stan, who is regular at the McSwain Theatre, delighted the crowd with his smooth vocals on “Make the World Go Away” and “When You Say Nothing at All.”

The audience is always excited when Mary Alice Koehn is on stage at the Opry, She did a “super job” on “He Thinks I Still Care.” Then she took the audience back to the glory days of the Patsy Cline era with “Back in Baby’s Arms.”

Making his second appearance was the incredible Paul Lopez.

Paul is quickly becoming a favorite of 2018. He is a multi-award-winning vocalist just blowing the audience away with his professionalism.

Paul first got our attention with the Gabe Garcia hit, “Missing.” When Paul sang Blake Shelton’s version of the Conway Twitty mega-hit, “Goodbye Time,” you could have heard a pin drop in the auditorium.

Bailey Wesberry, our little sweetheart from Waurika, has an exceptional voice and she is quite the entertainer. She wooed the crowd with songs such as Sugarland’s hit, “Stay” and she got us rockin’ with the Bonnie Raitt tune, “Something to Talk About.”

Mike Deviney, the 2016 Male Vocalist of the Year at the Pauls Valley Opry, is always fun. Mike is truly one of the best male vocalists around and when he stepped up to the mic and sang Ricochet’s hit, “Daddy’s Money” and Travis Tritt’s mega-hit “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” the crowd was energized.

John Williams, the voice of the Pauls Valley Opry and a sponsor, possesses a great baritone voice.

We were able to corral John into singing a few songs. He entertained the audience with classics such as Merle Haggard’s “Fightin’ Side of Me” and George Strait’s western swing hit “Ace in the Hole.” (John is affectionately known as the “Undertaker of the Pauls Valley Opry” - not just because he is the owner/operator of Winans Funeral Home, but also because whatever John is asked to do – he will undertake the task and do it extremely well.)

The Memory Makers Band added to the night’s enjoyment with a few selections of their own, including an instrumental entitled “A Maiden’s Prayer” featuring Susanne Woolley on fiddle.

The next Opry event will be Nov. 3 when guests will be Anne Young, Michael and Lela Dalby, Terry Wilson, Betty Archer, Clancy Davis and Annie Weast.

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