Bryan White Headlines Rodeo Opry NYEE Fundraiser

LOCATION: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Bryan White Headlines Rodeo Opry NYEE Fundraiser

Jay Allen, Kylie Morgan, Kyle Earhart, Amanda Earhart, James Hostler, Maddox Ross, Hattie Hughs

Sun, December 30, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Rodeo Opry

Oklahoma City, OK

Annual OHFO Fundraiser held at The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111)

$35 General Admission table seating

$200 VIP table seating w/ dinner and Meet & Greet

$1000 VIP Table for 6 w/ dinner and Meet & Greet

A portion of VIP seating will benefit Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma and will be registered as a Longest Day third-party event.

Bryan White
Bryan White
Bryan White was born and raised in Lawton/Fort Sill, Oklahoma to a musical family. His parents and grandparents were musicians and singers. Growing up he listened to all kinds of music. His parents played in cover bands and, thanks to his father, he learned to play drums while he was still very young. He recalls that it came naturally to him and he became so good at the drums that his parents frequently invited him to play with them. Since their bands played all different styles of music, White feels it gave him a great perspective and helped to make him the diverse artist that he is today. Although country music has his heart, he loves and respects all kinds of musical expression.

One thing White never tires of mentioning is the day he heard the music of his musical mentor, Steve Wariner. "People talk about defining moments. For me, this was definitely one of them. I heard Steve's voice and I immediately gravitated toward his tone and phrasing. I knew right then, at the age of fourteen, what I wanted to do with my life." Fresh out of high school White says he packed up his guitar, drum sticks, angst, dreams, five hundred dollars and headed to Nashville to pursue a career in country music.


The move proved to be beneficial. He charted seventeen singles on Billboard's Country Charts, had six number one singles, two platinum records, two gold records, he joined forces with Shania Twain and together they took "From This Moment On" all the way up to number four on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. He has garnered several awards for himself, including a Grammy, a CMA Horizon Award, and an ACM Top Male Vocalist award among them. And, with his songwriting, he helped several other artists climb the charts; Sawyer Brown and Diamond Rio both got in the top five with songs co-written by White and Wynonna, Joe Diffie, LeAnn Rimes and Lila McCann all recorded songs he co-wrote. The accolades led him to various TV appearances such as "The Tonight Show," "Late Night With David Letterman," NBC's "The Today Show," and "CBS This Morning." However, despite all of his music successes, it is an award from outside of the music arena that is probably the best indicator of who White really is; People Magazine named him one of their "fifty most beautiful people" in the world and everyone who knows him finds it easy to understand why.

White says he has always been grateful for all he's been given throughout the years but now looking back in retrospect, he is more grateful than he's ever been before. "To gain notoriety for doing something that's second nature has always amazed me," he says. "It's incredible that I've gotten to work with so many of the people who've influenced me. It still blows my mind."

White took some time off to get away from the craziness of the music business and to start a family. "After a decade of building my career and being on the road so much, I was spent, mentally and physically," he says. "I knew, I needed to get away and take some time to breathe and do some of the other things I had always dreamed of." He did just that by marrying the beautiful actress Erika Page (One Life To Live) and bringing sons Justin and Jackson into the world.

When asked how his life has changed during his break from the industry, White responds, "I found my true identity, not only as an artist and a songwriter, but as a human being. I realize now that life is an incredible gift and it's meant to be lived on purpose. Music is a gift and a great vehicle but it's really about what happens beyond the music for me. What kind of legacy did I leave as a husband, as a father, and a friend?"

White has just completed his eighth studio album entitled Dustbowl Dreams. It is a sonic sensation infused with stories about real life, coupled with pocket-grooves, rootsy acoustic parts, soaring pop-country melodies, and a passionate and energetic delivery that reaches into your soul touching on subject matter we all can relate to, But the underlying theme is never forgetting your roots; which, for White, is his Oklahoma pride. "The song 'Dustbowl Dreams' was inspired by my pride as an Oklahoman, my fascination with my lineage and history, and identifying with the grit, soul, and spirit of Oklahomans, especially during the Great American Dustbowl. I love to think of myself as a product of their perseverance. Dustbowl Dreams is, in essence, the American dream."

When asked what he hopes to accomplish with this new album, he smiles confidently and says, "I've already swung the bat hard and put the ball out of the park. I have nothing left to prove but I have a lot more to say." Inspired by his ancestors, his heritage, and pride, he is determined to once again make an impact with his music and use his platform for the greater good. Never forgetting his stellar past, he looks ahead with confidence, determination, and much anticipation to a future filled with more dreams; Dustbowl Dreams.
Jay Allen
Jay has recently gone viral after releasing an emotional song he wrote for his mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s titled, “Blank Stares”. With over 100 million views on Facebook and 200K followers on social media, his story has been featured worldwide through media outlets such as People Magazine, ABC World Nightly News, and Pickler & Ben, amongst others. Him and his band “The Stallions” are now touring the country, and alongside The National Alzheimer’s Association, have helped raise over $25 million for the charity.
Kylie Morgan
Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Kylie Morgan, began writing songs in her hometown of Newcastle, OK when she was 12 years old. Morgan released her music independently as a young teen, garnering national attention from music producers and television executives. At age 16, Morgan landed a spot on E! Television reality show 'Opening Act’ and was named “Who New To Watch” by the Country Music Association. Following her success on the show, Morgan began making regular trips to Nashville until she turned 18 and made Nashville home. With tremendous talent and a unique style, Morgan joined the SMACKSongs team to refine and release her music, under the guidance of GRAMMY Award winning songwriters, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Morgan is currently working on her first release due in 2019 produced by Shane McAnally and Josh Kerr.
Kyle Earhart
Kyle Earhart
Kyle Earhart, age 21, is currently a junior attending the Academy of Contemporary Music @ UCO. He has been entertaining audiences of all kinds and sizes since he first sang the National Anthem for a professional Basketball game at the young age of three (3) years and ten months old. He currently is the lead singer for an up and coming Contemporary Country band "Kyle Earhart and the Lower Forty".

Past Experience:

As a young performer, he was a member of the American Kids cast who performed over 300+ shows in Branson as between the ages of 5 and 9. Kyle regularly performed at the Oklahoma Opry from 1999 thru 2004 and was named Junior Male Vocalist of the Year three times and was nominated and elected to the Oklahoma Opry Hall of Fame in 2002 at the age of 11.

His talent led him to the finals on the nationally televised Ed MacMahon's Next Big Star as a Junior Vocalist at the age of 12.

He currently is a regular performer and MC for the Rodeo Opry in the OKC Stockyards "Oklahoma's Official Country Music Show". Kyle was one of the selected opening acts who performed at the Anniversary Bombing Memorial Concert in the Ford Center with headliners Toby Keith, Vince Gill, Joe Diffie and other top Oklahoma celebrities.

He graduated Westmoore High School in 2007 as a three year letterman for the Jaguar Basketball Team. He plays guitar, writes songs and plays golf as his hobbies. He loves to perform and share his talents with others.
Amanda Earhart
Amanda Earhart
Originally from Oklahoma, Amanda has grown up singing and performing virtually every genre of music – from pop to rock' n roll to anywhere in between! It is obvious that music is her way of life, as she has performed as a featured entertainer since she was 9 years old in thousands of shows across the country. Her passion is evident on stage and in person. She enjoys coming "home" to perform with the family when she can, as she wouldn't be able to pursue her dreams without their support. She is currently writing, recording, and producing her EP in Dallas.
Maddox Ross
Maddox Ross
A Little About Maddox

12 year old Maddox Ross was born a performer. He has been performing with a live band since the age of 5. In a very short time, the Oklahoma-bred talent has developed a following in the Heartland. He won his first Karaoke contest at the age of 4 and fell in love with the stage.

Maddox is now a regular at the Rodeo Opry & McSwain Theatre and also stars in the Opry Heritage Concert Series, which is a unique field trip for schools. Maddox has been a member of the Country Music Singers Association and American Kids.
He has performed for many charitys such as Christmas in August which offers an early Christmas celebration for the terminally ill & Toby Keith OK Kids Korral, this provides a home away from home for pediatric cancer patients and their families. Maddox has been a part of fundraisers for many schools, Free To Live, CASA, Childrens Miracle Network and OK Tornado Relief to name a few. Maddox also enjoys sharing his love for music with nursing homes & assisted living centers as well.

Maddox made his TV debut on KSBI Rodeo Opry show that is now broadcasting in Oklahoma. Maddox was also the featured artist on OK Live . He made the top 20 of Americas Got Talent Season 6 youtube contest from thousands of entrys across America. Maddox’s favorite place to visit The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville chose Maddox’s video as their video of the month which was posted on the front page of the Opry’s website. Maddox keeps busy performing across Oklahoma,Texas, Branson & had the awesome opportunity to perform at the famous Tootsies in Nashville.

He is working on his 3rd studio album and just finished shooting his first official music video. Maddox has recorded with some of the most talented musicians in the business that have toured and performed with Reba, Charlie Daniels and Vince Gill to name a few.

Some of the highlights in the past couple years was getting to share the stage with Wanda Jackson, Bryan White, Ty England, Neil McCoy. Maddox also had the chance to open for Red Steagall and Leon Rausch. Another highlight was being chosen to perform at Blake Shelton’s album release party in 2014 & performing at Nashville’s CMA Fest in 2016.
In 2015 Maddox landed the main role in a TV commercial after his very first acting audition & is currently singing a commercial jingle on local radio stations.

Maddox is a typical 12yr old boy when he’s off stage. He loves playing his Fiddle, Guitar, playing Golf & watching Super Hero movies. Maddox is having a blast entertaining fans and his dream is to perform on the Grand Ole Opry !!!
Hattie Hughs
Hattie Hughs
Hattie Hughs is a 14 year old from Yukon, Oklahoma, and the recent grand prize winner of “Western Oklahoma’s Got Talent” competition. She began singing in church at the age of seven and enjoys any opportunity she has to perform. In addition to participating in the Rising Star program at the Rodeo Opry, Hattie sings at the Clinton Jamboree, talent shows, county fairs, fundraisers, banquets, and sporting events.

She is not only a talented singer but also a student-athlete. Hattie is a member of the Oklahoma Honor Society and plays on Yukon’s volleyball team. In her free time she likes to deer hunt, shop, and watch HGTV.
Venue Information:
Rodeo Opry
2221 Exchange Ave
Oklahoma City, OK, 73108
http://www.ohfo.org/