Women of the Opry hits stage SaturdayPublished 9:09am Thursday, May 16, 2013
A taste of authentic, roots country music is coming to the Paramount Theatre with the Women of the Grand Ole Opry show at 7:30 p.m. May 18.
The show will feature Millie Kittleson, who played on the Opry, and renowned fiddle player Billye Jane Kruse.
Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door.
“I think whoever comes out will really enjoy the program,” said concert promoter Dennis Charnecki.
He described Kittleson and Kruse as veterans in the music business.
“These gals, they paid their dues many, many times,” he said.
Kittleson, who was born in Fairmont, played at the Grand Ole Opry and toured with many well-known musicians in the 1950s and 1960s, including the Jack Schultz Orchestra, Roy Aika and more.
She recently released her third CD, “My Precious Memories.” She was inducted into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame.
Kruse, who was born in Armstrong, Minn., plays saxophone and guitar, and does a Dolly Parton impression, but she is best known as a championship fiddler.
“She’s just unbelievable,” Charnecki said.