Southwest Cattle Dog Trials
Wilbarger County Events Center and Bradley Arena, 301 Wilbarger Vernon, TX, 76384.
Make the trip out November 2 through the 4 to watch various breeds of working cattle dogs compete. Event will begin daily at 9 a.m. For more information contact Ross Puckett at 940-552-7362.
Bobby Bare and Friends, Dallas Wayne/Melissa Luman
The Texas Opry Theater, 319 York Ave, Weatherford, TX 76086.
Lincoln Park Inn • For more than fifty years, singer-songwriter Bobby Bare has been one of Country Music’s most respected performers and recording artists. Bare recorded for Fraternity until Chet Atkins signed him to RCA in early 1962. Bare’s moving rendition of “Detroit City” became his first Top Ten Country hit and climbed to #16 on the pop charts in 1963. It also earned him a Grammy for Best Country & Western Recording. Bare followed with a folk-based song he co-wrote, “500 Miles Away From Home,” a Top Ten hit on both the Country and Pop charts in 1963-64. Other 1960s hits included “Miller’s Cave,” “Four Strong Winds,” “The Streets of Baltimore” and the sexually frank “(Margie’s at) The Lincoln Park Inn.” Bare switched to Mercury Records, where he garnered Top Ten hits including “How I Got To Memphis,” “Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends,” and “Come Sundown.” In 1973, he returned to RCA, where he released the self-produced album Ride Me Down Easy that year. In so doing, he set an important precedent for other Nashville-based artists who were seeking greater creative input in producing their own albums. A double album of Shel Silverstein songs, Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends and Lies, likewise released in 1973, yielded a #2 hit duet with his five-year-old son, Bobby Bare Jr. (“Daddy, What If”), and the older Bare’s first #1 song, “Marie Laveau.” With his family, Bare released another collection of Silverstein songs, Singin’ in the Kitchen, in 1975. Bare later recorded with Columbia, and he recorded for EMI America into the 1980s. In 1998, he joined forces with Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis, and Jerry Reed on the Atlantic album Old Dogs.” The Texas Opry Come enjoy the show Nov. 4 from 2 p.m. thru 4:30 p.m. For more info call 817-341-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.texasoprytheater.com.
Young County Arena, 120 Barclay Blvd, Graham, TX 76450.
Come enjoy watching local cowboys and cowgirls compete in horse cutting events.
Free to spectate. Show begins at 9 a.m.
Lone Star Christmas
Nov. 10- Jan. 1
Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051. The Gaylord Texan takes Christmas celebrations to an all new level. Their massive ICE! featuring Santa Claus is Coming to Town! display is enough but then they add in Santa’s Wild Workshop Snow Tubing, Glacier Glide Ice Skating, Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, the amazing decorations throughout the resort and more and this is one heck of a fun activity you’ve got to see.
November 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wilbarger Auditorium, 2100 Yamparika Street, Vernon, TX, 76384.
Enjoy fall and all its has to offer at the Fall Carnival Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Grace Hickman at 254-662-8168 for more info.
Gene Watson and The Farewell Party Band
The Texas Opry Theater, 319 York Ave., Weatherford, TX 76086.
This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. Gene’s very first radio single, the self-penned “If It’s That Easy” was released in 1962 so the entertainer is celebrating his 50 Years in the music business, a “Golden Anniversary” in 2012. Although the song didn’t make any radio charts, it did start the career of the man now known as “The Singer’s Singer.” Gene Watson’s tally of 75 charted titles, 23 top-10 hits and 6 number-one records has led to membership in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Radio listeners are still transfixed whenever classics like “Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” or “Love in the Hot Afternoon” are played. The depth of emotion in his singing, his brilliant phrasing, his jaw-dropping range and the power in the lyrics he chooses are all factors in the awe he inspires in both fans and his musical peers. At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Gene Watson is still making some of the greatest records of his life, receiving such accolades as Album of the Year and even Album of the Decade from journalists around the world. Watson earned the title of 2010 Country Music Legend of the Year, from Citadel Media’s Real Country Radio Network nationwide fan vote. Considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business. His stunning voice captivates audiences and keeps his fans coming back again and again. Watson is one of the rare singers who still sings in the same key as he did 30 years ago and his audiences respond with standing ovations night after night when he nails the octave jumping last note on his most requested song, the now country classic “Farewell Party.” As Rodney Crowell so aptly stated, “Just when I think Country Music is a lost art form, something by Gene Watson catches my ear and I can breathe again.” Show is from 3 p.m. thru 5:30 p.m. For question contact The Texas Opry Theater at 817-341-1000 or email email@example.com or visit www.texasoprytheater.com.
Young County Arena – Outback Arena, 120 Barclay Blvd, Graham, TX 76450. Bring out your family and friends for a day of high-speed, team roping action.
Vernon Ranch Rodeo
Wilbarger County Events Center and Bradley Arena, 301 Wilbarger Vernon, TX, 76384. Do not miss this two-day event as real working cowboys compete in teams to win the champion title. For more information contact Ross Puckett at 940-552-7362.
Memories of Conway Twitty/Loretta Lynn by their Grandchildren
The Texas Opry Theater, 319 York Ave., Weatherford, Texas 76086.
Talent must run in the Twitty and Lynn families! Like his grandfather Conway Twitty, Tre Twitty is extremely gifted, and blew us away by his performance with his tribute to Conway last April and Tayla Lynn’s Tribute to Loretta Lynn Tre and Tayla do a great job carrying on their grandfather and grandmother’s legacy. Although there will never be another Conway Twitty, it is nice to hear a similar voice, especially in the family! onway would be so proud! And although Loretta Lynn is still with us at this time Tayla Lynn honors her grandmother’s legacy with equal pride. Show begins at 3 p.m. and lasts until 5:30 p.m. For more info call The Texas Opry Theater at 817-341-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org also visit www.texasoprytheater.com.