The Centennial Rodeo Opry -  April 8, 2017

The Centennial Rodeo Opry - April 8, 2017

Haylie Bagwell, Donnie Lee Strickland, Kenslie Clark, Bailey Hull, Kyle Dillingham, Madison Rund, Chelsea Smith

Sat, April 8, 2017

7:30 pm

Rodeo Opry

Oklahoma City, OK

Adults - $15.00

Children 7 -12 years - $7.50

Children 6 years & younger - FREE

 *Military discount available at box office with military ID

Owen Pickard
Owen Pickard
Owen Pickard makes a living doing the two things he truly
enjoys - music and entertaining. By working as the weekday
Mid-Day DJ on 93.3 JakeFM, he enjoys his favorite country
songs and entertains listeners during their work day. Through
his work with Oklahoma's Official Country Music Show,
the Rodeo Opry, Owen works as an MC and singer on their
Saturday night featured programs. He also contributes as a
host to the locally programmed daytime TV show, "Oklahoma
Live” on KSBI. Owen also holds the position as the Assistant
Program Director and Music Director for new country station
93.3 JakeFM.
Donnie Lee Strickland
Donnie Lee Strickland
The undeniable Southern sound of Donnie Lee Strickland took root when his love of country music began at the age of five. Born and raised in North Carolina, Donnie was influenced as a child by the music of George Strait, Loretta Lynn, Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, and Conway Twitty. That inspired him to sing in church and perform in school plays while growing up.

Since then, Donnie has entertained crowds all over the United States with his rich baritone vocals, performing as a special guest on the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree in Nashville, TN, along with Grand Ole Opry stars Jan Howard and Jean Shepard, and Opry veteran Tim Atwood. He has also performed during the Loretta Lynn & Friends “Remembering Conway” concert weekend at Loretta Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN, and has performed in many other Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn tribute shows. In addition, Donnie was a featured performer at Tanya Tucker’s VIP Birthday Bash in Russellville, AR.

Often compared to country crooner Josh Turner, Donnie has opened for country artists Ty Herndon and Anita Cochran at the HideAway Rock Quarry in Soddy Daisy, TN, as well as for Jeff Bates at the Expo Five in Louisville, KY, and country group Shotgun & Lace in Walker, MO. He also opened for Frankie Ballard and Brothers Osborne at the Kankakee Valley Barbecue Fest in Kankakee, IL. Donnie has been showcased as a special guest on The Music City Hayride Show at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville, TN, on the weekly TV/radio show “Branson Country USA” at the Grand Country Music Hall in Branson, MO, and the TV show “Ben Stillwater’s Country Junction” at Branson’s Center Stage in Branson, MO. He was a cast member of the American Music Jubilee country variety show at the Rudy Theater in Selma, NC for fourteen years. In 2015, Donnie starred in two different shows at Branson's Center Stage in Branson, MO: "Branson's Country Nights LIVE" and "Tight Fittin' Jeans: The Music of Conway Twitty".

He released his first self titled EP in December of 2015, which produced two Number One singles and three Top Five tracks on the Indsic Charts. That EP also earned him three nominations at the 2016 Josie Music Awards, including Country Male Artist of the Year and Country Male Entertainer of the Year. He recently performed at the 2016 IGRA World Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada. He will be releasing a new full length album early 2017, which will include all new music, and feature a duet with Anita Cochran. This is his most promising record yet. Donnie is currently on the road as part of the Chasing Life Tour.
Madison Rund
Madison Rund
Madison Rund is a sixteen year old junior at Bethany High School. She has been singing for family and friends since the age of four and it has been her passion ever since. Performing for retirement centers, winning first place in the school talent show, having many lead parts in school musicals, singing for events such as the Okarche Fest and singing on the praise and worship team at Bethany First Church was just the beginning.

She has gone on to perform at the Civic Center for Lyric Theater, was one of the top 3 winners for the Childrens Mircale Network singing competition, and has sung the National Anthem for the National Finals Rodeo and the Oklahoma City Redhawks. She feels so blessed to have this God given talent and looks forward to the plans God has in store for her. She is thrilled and excited to be part of the Rodeo Opry!
Chelsea Smith
Chelsea Smith
Chelsea Smith is a 23 year old singer-songwriter from Bristow Oklahoma. She earned her associates degree in vocal performance from the Academy of contemporary music at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2015. She is a former Miss UCO and contestant at the Miss Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant. Chelsea made her debut at the Rodeo Opry when she was seventeen. Since then she has performed in numerous venues around Oklahoma City, as well as the Woody Guthrie folk festival in Okemah.
Venue Information:
Rodeo Opry
2221 Exchange Ave
Oklahoma City, OK, 73108
http://www.ohfo.org/