McKinney Community Concert Association (MCCA) started the 2015 portion of its current season with concerts in January and February.
On Jan. 10, the fourth concert of the 7-date schedule with an intimate “Evening in the Round” with three of Nashville’s most talented singer-songwriters. Grammy Award winner Linda Davis, along with husband Lang Scott and Bill Whyte, wowed the audience of over 800 members and guests, delighting the crowd with hits and hilarious hometown country-music stories.
Davis is best known for her song duet with Reba McEntire, the #1 hit from 1993 entitled “Does He Love You,” which earned them several awards, including a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. Davis and Scott have been married for 30 years and live in Nashville with their two children who are no strangers to the stage. Daughter Rylee, 14, joined her parents on stage to sing a song or two with them, while their older daughter, Hillary, is one-third of the Grammy Award winning group “Lady Antebellum.”
The Education Connection was represented by two aspiring 12th-grade singers from McKinney North High School who were invited onstage by Davis. Ryan Tracy-Cline sang one of his own compositions, while Gabri Segui was invited to close the concert by singing with Linda the hit duet “Does He Love You.” Accolades and applause abounded for the singers, as the audience felt doubly entertained that night.
MCCA’s fifth concert was also a success on Saturday, Feb. 7, with Susan Egan’s “The Belle of Broadway” at Christ Fellowship. The pre-show act that night was a performance by the McKinney North High School Honors Orchestra, under the direction of Margaret Brown.
Linda Davis (left) and Lang Scott with Cindi Garrett, MCCA Technical Advisor, Production Director and MISD Education Connection Director.
MCCA is offering “Extended Memberships” for 2015/2016 are now the best deals available, including nine concerts for $135 (March 7 through next season); or eight concerts (April 18 through next season). Regular season memberships cost $95 per adult; $35 per student; and $225 family package rate. The seven new concerts for September 2015 – March 2016 will be announced soon.
Go online to find out more information at mckinneycommunityconcerts.org or call 214-548-4384.
About the McKinney Community Concerts Association
The McKinney Community Concerts Association Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was formed in 1974. At a time when most community concerts have faltered around the country, McKinney Community Concerts continues to grow and thrive. The mission of McKinney Community Concerts is to offer to every man, woman and child in the area, the opportunity to experience the magic of live performance at an affordable cost. For more information, visit mckinneycommunityconcerts.org or on Facebook at MckinneyConcerts.