SAN ANTONIO, TX. (Top 40 Charts/ San Antonio Rose LIVE) - Rick Drury, a director of Drury Hotels, unveiled plans for San Antonio Rose LIVE, a new country music show that will celebrate the masters of country music from the 1950s through the 1970s.
National country recording artists Darrell McCall and Tom Brumley will headline San Antonio Rose LIVE, the first live country music variety show to appear on the River Walk and one of the few live shows nationally.
In addition to San Antonio Rose LIVE, Drury and his production team plan to bring in other performing artists and produce other shows. A show on the Music of Mexico and one featuring Gospel music are currently in the planning stages.
"With the Aztec's new acoustics designed by Nashville's acoustical genius Steve Durr, and our team's depth of expertise within the music industry, we will bring top- tier performances to the River Walk," Drury says.
"Our market research shows 41% percent of San Antonians listen to and love country music and we estimate the percentage of visitors to be just as great. San Antonio Rose LIVE will offer some of the finest live music in the country," says Drury.
San Antonio Rose LIVE will open this summer. Drury anticipates they will produce six performances each week, including at least one matinee. To accommodate the size of the production, the Aztec will undergo a $3 to $4 million upgrade, which will include a 700-seat concert venue, renovating the stage size and installing a state-of-the-art sound system with full video and TV production capabilities.
Steve Hennig of Austin, Drury and Brumley will develop the programs for San Antonio Rose LIVE.
"In the 1970s alone, country music had more than 500 Number 1 single hits, so there is no way we are going to be short of great music," says Hennig.
The Texas-style country music show is modeled after the Grand Ole Opry and Branson variety shows; ticket prices range from $35 to $50.
Hennig, a country musician, developed a custom pedal guitar for guitarist Phil Baugh that is now in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Durr has designed acoustics for Disney Studios, Lenny Kravitz, Willie Nelson, DreamWorks, Speedway as well as the future home of Austin City Limits. Tom Brumley is the original steel guitar player for Buck Owens' Buckaroos, contributed to the "Bakersfield sound" which led to numerous hits for Owens. Brumley was inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame and the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame and continues to record with today's stars ranging from Dwight Yoakum to Chris Isaak.
Darrell McCall went to Nashville as a teenager with his childhood friend Johnny Paycheck. His talent for songwriting and harmony vocals became immediately apparent and he began recording with many Nashville greats such as Faron Young, Ray Price, George Jones and Hank Williams, Jr. His many recorded hits include: "Lily Dale" - which he first performed with Willie Nelson and was named "Best Duet by Cash Box magazine in 1977. McCall also wrote "Eleven Roses," (recorded by Hank Williams Jr. and "Dreams of a Dreamer" (a solo Top 40 hit in 1977) and "Still a Lot of Love in San Antone." For information visit https://www.sanantonioroselive.com