Janie Fricke w/Opening Act: Stephen Pride*

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Date(s) - Thursday, 08/30/2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Janie Fricke w/Opening Act: Stephen Pride

Fricke began her career singing in a “little church up the road” where her mother played piano. She sang at local coffeehouses, high school events, as well as her way through college where she obtained her degree from Indiana University in elementary education. Fricke then chose a musical career, working in Memphis, Dallas and Los Angeles. There, as one of the marketing industry’s most successful jingle singers, her voice became known to millions as the voice for such advertising giants as United Airlines, Coca-Cola, 7-Up, and Red Lobster. Her voice led her to singing sessions for Country artists such as Loretta Lynn, Eddie Rabbitt, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Mel Tillis, Johnny Duncan and others. She has also been given the privilege to sing on albums for Charlie Rich and Elvis Presley, after their deaths.

Stephen Pride-Stephen played alto saxophone in his high school band. He graduated on to college and started playing with a band on weekends playing rhythm and blues. After graduating from college, Stephen worked for a few years in his field of Biology and Environmental Sciences while maintaining his desire to continue pursuing the country music field. Stephen moved to Dallas in 1980. In 1982 he married the love of his life, Pam, and started his family.Texas soon became his home and he began performing in the area part-time while dedicating himself to his family.

The combination of Stephen’s vocal range and the haunting “Pride” timbre makes for a soulful treat that’s hard to beat. Stephen has had the opportunity of opening for great country music legends/artists such as Charley Pride,Louise Mandrell,Charlie Daniels,Ricky Van Shelton, Billy Joe Royal, Roger Miller, Desert Rose Band,and Johnny Rodriguez.

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