SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE
LLANO — Award-winning instrumentalist Buck Trent, who entertained audiences on “Hee Haw,” is headlining the Llano Country Opry on March 9.
The show is 7:30 p.m. at the LanTex Theater, 113 Main St. Admission is $15 a person, and tickets may be purchased at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, 100 Train Station Drive; Llano National Bank, 1001 Ford St.; Lively Computers, 2112 RR 1431 in Kingsland; or by calling (325) 247-5354.
Trent was a featured player on the popular TV series “Hee Haw” and also appeared on “The Porter Wagoner Show” and “The Roy Clark Show.” He recorded with the two country music stars as well as Dolly Parton, Marty Stuart and Pretty Miss Norma Jean.
Trent has received many awards and nominations, including being named the Country Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year in 1975 and again in 1976, according to an opry news release.
Trent invented the electric banjo and also plays five-string banjo, dobro, steel guitar, mandolin, electric bass and guitar, according to the release. He has a morning live music show in Branson, Mo., called “Buck Trent Country Music Show” that is performed at RFD-TV The Theatre.
Kenny Parrott will join Trent at the March 9 show. Known as the “Voice of Branson, Parrot has been playing guitar and singing since the age of 12, according to the release. He has made many appearances with Grand Ole Opry entertainers and has worked in Branson for more than a decade with his own show and as part of the “Buck Trent” show.
Other entertainers at the opry show include Kaye Tolson, Justin Trevino, Charlie Walton, Sammy Geistweidt, Don Ricketson, Bucille Snotgrass and Shane Lively.