2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
/ Texas Theater
Texas Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Bush will headline the Heart of Texas Roadshow on Saturday, August 27th, at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM at the Texas Theater in Seguin. Other special guests will include Frankie Miller, Landon Dodd and Dottsy. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and now on sale at the Seguin Chamber of Commerce, Cascades Gifts and Gourmet or by calling (830) 372-6168, (830) 401-1971 or online at www.ticketstothecity.com
. The show benefits the continual restoration efforts of the Texas Theater.
Johnny Bush began his career as a member of Ray Price’s Cherokee Cowboys. He then joined Willie Nelson as a drummer and member of his Record Men. Bush and Nelson remained close and would aid each other with a hit song.
His recording career began to take off in the late 1960’s with songs like “My Cup Runneth Over” “There Stands The Glass” “Undo The Right” “Green Snakes On The Ceiling” “My Joy” and “You Gave Me A Mountian.” He received the Most Promising New Artist from Record World in 1968 and 1969. Music City News named Bush the Most Promising Male Vocalist in 1970. The credits continued to come in 1970 as BMI chose Bush for their BMI Songwriter Achievement Award.
Bush rose to fame throughout the country music industry with his recording of “Whiskey River” in 1973. The Library of Congress now recognizes the song as one of the all time Top 20 country music standards.
The National Council of Communicative Disorders and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association honored Bush with their 2001 Annie Glenn Award at the 20th Anniversary Communication Awards at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. The Annie Glenn Award, first presented to James Earl Jones, is presented annually to an individual who has had a communication disorder and through his success, serves as an inspiration to others. Other recipients of the Annie Glenn Award have been Sen. John Glenn, President Bill Clinton, Jenny Craig, Sen. Bob Dole and Mark Herndon of Alabama.
In August of 2003, Bush was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. The award was presented to Bush for his major contributions to Texas Country Music in the annual ceremony in Carthage, Texas. Willie Nelson inducted Bush into the Hall of Fame along with Kris Kristofferson and Lefty Frizzell.
Frankie Miller was born in Victoria, Texas. Miller landed time singing on local station KNAL and recorded for 4 Star Records at the beginning of the 1950s, but served from 1951-53 in the United States Military during the Korean War. In 1954 he signed with Columbia Records, releasing several singles. Through the latter portion of the decade, Miller performed primarily throughout the state of Texas. In 1959 he signed with Starday Records and released several singles which became hits on the country charts, including "Blackland Farmer", "Family Man", "Baby Rocked Her Dolly", and "A Little South of Memphis". He became a star on the Louisiana Hayride and the Grand Ole Opry, and was featured in Cashbox magazine as their “Most Promising Male Vocalist”.
Miller signed with United Artists in 1965, but quit the music business soon after. After a very successful career in the automobile business, Miller returned to his passion of music. Heart of Texas Records released “The Family Man” in 2006 and then his current project “Back When Gas Was Thirty Cents A Gallon” in March.
Landon Dodd grew up surrounded by the traditional country music sounds. After working for several years in the club circuit, Dodd started his own band the Dance Hall Drifters. The group began working in the North Texas area before stretching out throughout Texas and even working into Oklahoma. His first CD “Call of the Wine” garnered the attention of Sirius/XM and was featured on Willie’s Place. His follow up album, released in March of 2016, is titled “What Comes Natural To A Fool.” The new album is receiving great reviews and Dodd recently was featured on the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree in Nashville.
Dottsy Brodt was born in Seguin, Texas. Her musical career began with the aid of a Texas theme park owner who had previously discovered Johnny Rodriguez. James T. “Happy” Shahan owned “Alamo Village” a tourist attraction that featured Wild West shows and concerts. Like Rodriguez, Shahan hired the former Junior Miss Pageant winner to sing at his shows. Dottsy was soon signed by RCA Records becoming the first country act to be officially known by just one name. Her first single, a song co-written by Jessi Colter, “Storms Never Last” landed at #17 in August 1975.
Dottsy’s second single “I’ll Be Your San Antone Rose” climbed to #12 in early 1976. Three singles later her biggest hit “(After Sweet Memories) Play Born To Lose Again” went to #10 in August 1977. In early 1979 “Tryin’ To Get To You” featuring Waylon Jennings vocal peaked at #12. Dottsy released three more singles for Tanglewood label in 1981. She now records for Heart of Texas Records and he current project is titled “Texas Sensation.”
“We are excited about returning to the Texas Theater in Seguin,” MC Tracy Pitcox said. “All of our shows at the theater have been great successes and we are so looking forward to having Johnny Bush, Landon Dodd, Frankie Miller and Dottsy with us.”
For more information call 325-597-1895 or or visit www.heartoftexascountry.com
Contact Person: Tracy Pitcox