Last Saturday night, there was perhaps no bigger stage in the Mississippi River Valley than stage in the auditorium at Bowling Green High School as two local women staged a two-hour long concert. The songs ranged from Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me,” to Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” and Tammy Wynette’s classic hit, “’Til I Can Make It On My Own.”
The evening began with a performance by Donna Grote, who performed a number of songs made famous by Canadian singer Celine Dion.
In an interview after the concert, Grote said she picked Dion as her singer to highlight because “she is a phenomenal singer and a phenomenal person.”
Following Grote was Debbie Ingram, also of Bowling Green, who performed a variety of country music songs made famous by female country music singers of yesteryear.
While folded metal chairs in the school auditorium were still a far cry from church pews of the Ryman Auditorium in Nasvhille — the former home of the Grand Ol’ Opry and the recognized Mother Church of Country Music, concert attendees at the Raintree Arts Council’s Tribute To The Legendary Women of the Grand Ole Opry didn’t seem to mind at all.
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