Music Hall in Darlington presents: “A Big Night of Pure Country Music”

Sonny Wright with his wife, Peggy Sue Courtesy of Sonny Wright

Sonny Wright with his wife, Peggy Sue
Courtesy of Sonny Wright

By Jana E. Pye, Editor,

Dust off your favorite Western wear attire and head to Darlington on Saturday, April 9th for what Winfred Flowers says will be a night to remember.

“We are really looking forward to this event,” said Flowers. “Sonny Wright has sang on the Loretta Lynn Show, the Crystal Gayle Show and the Grand Old Opry. We will have a show that everyone will just love! They are also bringing along memorabilia and gifts from Sonny’s wife and her sister Crystal Gayle that will be given out throughout the night.”

The emcee for the night will be Darlington’s favorite entertainer Andy Locklair, and local songstress Jackie Lynn will open the show.

Sonny Wright got his big break in 1963 when the Wilburn Brothers invited him to be their guest at the Kit Carson County Fair in Burlington, Colorado. He did so well, the Winburns invite3d him to cut a demo in Nashville. He later signed with Columbia Records in 1967, and recorded the song “I love You Loretta Lynn” in 1968.

She was impressed, too, and invited him to front the Loretta Lynn Show where he met her sister, Peggy Sue, a Decca recording star singer songwriter.

The couple married in 1970 and recoded together and worked on numerous stages included the Grand Old Opry and toured in Europe and the United States.

Here in Darlington, Wright will be joined on state by a host of musicians including:

• Mike Mitchum on keyboard
• Kenny Cassidy on dobro and steel guitar
• Andy Locklair on bass guitar
• David Shoemaker on drums
• Gregg Purvis on lead guitar
• Oneida Martin on vocals

Over $1,000 in gifts and cash available to win for all paid ticket holders. General admission tickets are $10.00 for more information, call: 843-858-4074.

The Music Hall in Darlington has been a hidden treasure in the Pee Dee, and has been hosting standing room only events in the past year. The Southeastern Bluegrass Association (SEBGA) performs there on the first Saturday each month, drawing pickers and singers from across North and South Carolina.

This Friday, April 8, enjoy An Evening with the Perry’s performing great Southern Gospel music at The Music Hall at 7 p.m. joined by Burning Bridges Ministry.

Later this month on April 27 the Pee Dee’s Got Talent! Fundraising event for the Children’s Miracle Network will be held for area entertainers competing for cash prizes in age groups from 5 years to adult. For more information on Pee Dee’s Got Talent, contact Will Isgett at: 843-206-1728.

Author: Jana Pye

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