The Llano Country Opry will present “Reflections Of Patsy Cline” on Saturday, November 10, featuring Lisa Layne. Layne was the “Patsy Cline” in both the productions of “Always Patsy Cline” and “Just A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline.” She has performed in front of thousands and covered the entire country with her great ability to bring Patsy back to life.
The show begins at 7:30 PM and tickets are $15.00 per person and are on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland, the Heart of Texas Records office or by calling (325) 247-5354. There will only be one performance.
Patsy’s husband, Charley Dick has personally endorsed Lisa Layne in her portrayal of his wife.
Layne is a voice for the ages. She is also the singer of one of the world’s most loved Christmas songs “All I Want For Christmas Is You”.
Born in Tyler, Texas, at the age of three Layne’s folks moved to Dallas where she began singing professionally at the tender age of four. She worked shows with her Dad, who is a professional musician, on and off thru her school years.
Lisa formed her first band just after high school. She was the lead vocalist and played Bass Guitar. This ultimately let to her being noticed by a local band, Vince Vance and The Valiants, which had had a taste of some major success. Lisa worked the road with them for 5 years. During that time they recorded the Christmas Smash “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. Lisa was the singer on that record. Today it is recognized as the # 7 Christmas song of All Time.
With the success of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Lisa moved to Nashville. In Nashville she joined a very successful Beach Music Band and toured with them until 1995. In early ’95 Lisa won the role of Patsy Cline in the first National Tour of a “Closer Walk With Patsy Cline” She toured with that troup for the better part of 2 years before joining the Nashville Troupe as the lead in the same show. She performed at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville doing the Patsy show from ’98 thru 2000.
When it comes to singing a Patsy Cline song, nobody can touch Lisa Layne. She has the gift. If you close your eyes and listen you can feel Patsy’s presence as Lisa sings. It is an awesome experience. “Reflections of Patsy Cline” runs the catalog of Patsy’s great songs and you get a feeling that you know Patsy at the conclusion of the production.
Lisa has appeared on stage with many entertainers including Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Hall and Oates, Julio Iglesias, Larry Gatlin, Fats Domino, Mel McDaniel, Jimmy C. Newman, Johnny Russell, Claude Gray and many others. She is without questions a seasoned performer and a true professional.
Layne has enjoyed a three year run with the “Reflections of Patsy Cline” show at the God And Country Theater in Branson, Missouri.
“The first time that I saw Lisa perform her Patsy show, I just could not believe it,” Heart of Texas Recording Artist Justin Trevino said. “I have heard hundreds of little girls sings Patsy Cline songs. Lisa Layne is nothing like any of them. You will actually believe that you are at a Patsy Cline performance. She is the very best that I have ever heard. It is incredible.”
There will also be some Patsy Cline memorabilia on display from the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum during the show.
Other entertainers on the Llano Country Opry will include Bode Barker, Ben Watson, Boo Miller, Shane Lively, Don Ricketson, Bucille Snotgrass, Shane Lively and Sammy Geistweidt. Tracy Pitcox will MC the show. For a complete list of upcoming Heart of Texas Country Music Association shows, log on to www.heartoftexascountry.com.