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Prescott Opry salutes the cowboy

Six-year-old Jake Glow will perform alongside Will Pearson (without the clown makeup) at the Prescott Opry’s Jan. 8 event.  Courtesy photos

Six-year-old Jake Glow will perform alongside Will Pearson (without the clown makeup) at the Prescott Opry’s Jan. 8 event. Courtesy photos

January's performance of The Prescott Opry will be a musical salute to the "Cowboy."

Ed Gary, general manager and emcee, has brought together talents both familiar and new to help celebrate the cowboy's place in our hearts, including:

• Belinda Gail is familiar to many Prescottonians from her numerous appearances at the Cowboy Poets annual gatherings. This seven-time winner of the Western Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year is known as The Cowboy Princess. Her musical offerings will take you on a melodic journey to Old West times as she pays tribute to the cowboy and ranching lifestyles that have been such an integral part of our history. Named by American Cowboy Magazine as one of the top 50 Country & Western Entertainers of all time, you are sure to enjoy her performance.

• Will Pearson is a familiar face to rodeo fans, particularly those who have seen him perform at Prescott Frontier Days, the "World's Oldest Rodeo," over the years. Not many know, however, that he has a great singing voice! Known as "Will The Rodeo Clown," he has performed with such music greats as Chris LeDoux, Moe Bandy and, for many years, was the steel guitarist for Mel Tillis. Be prepared to "hear" a whole new side of this Hall of Fame Rodeo Clown.

• Jake Glow, just 6 years old, comes by his musical talent naturally. His grandpa is the Prescott Opry's lead guitarist, Fred Owsley. Jake's cameo appearance at the Opry's December show endeared him to all who met him ... and he hadn't sung a note yet. His performances of Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley hits are sure to please.

Performances by Emcee and Nashville Recording Artist Ed Gary, and the Opry's resident Bluegrass Gospel Group, Brush Arbor Revival, also will be included in this Jan. 8 show.

Tickets are available on line at www.prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-777-1370, or by stopping by the Box Office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The Elks Theater is located at 117 E. Gurley St., in Prescott.

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